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Old 02-07-2021, 07:36 PM   #1
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I'm getting ready to order a brake line kit for my 36 pickup. Who makes the best one and do they really fit?
Thanks, Bill
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Old 02-07-2021, 08:22 PM   #2
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I'm getting ready to order a brake line kit for my 36 pickup. Who makes the best one and do they really fit?
Thanks, Bill
My one and only attempt to save some time and buy a pre-bent kit was for a '39 - '40 Ford passenger car. Got the kit from C&G.
I can tell you this... it was pre-bent as advertised. My guess is that it was pre-bent for a '65 Buick 'cause it was no where close to a '39 - '40 ford.
A total & complete waste of money. In other words : junk.
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My one and only attempt to save some time and buy a pre-bent kit was for a '39 - '40 Ford passenger car. Got the kit from C&G.
I can tell you this... it was pre-bent as advertised. My guess is that it was pre-bent for a '65 Buick 'cause it was no where close to a '39 - '40 ford.
A total & complete waste of money. In other words : junk.
Thanks Kube, I was afraid of that.
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Old 02-07-2021, 09:03 PM   #4
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The Early V8 Garage kit I bought for my 36 coupe was just shy of perfect. It was way better than I would have done myself with rock shields, proper clamps included, etc.
Not the cheapest but well worth the $$. If I had to do another, I would prolly go the same way.
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Old 02-07-2021, 09:54 PM   #5
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Yep , I have used at least 8 sets of early v8 garage Richard lacy lines and there the cats meow , there built for his design master though , he’s the best
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Another vote for Richard and Dennis Lacy at Early V8 Garage.

I did my 33 coupe in May and the bends are perfect. The kit uses all factory holes and looks like it came from the factory with Juice brakes. Great kit.
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Old 02-08-2021, 12:44 PM   #7
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I purchased a pre bent SS set for my 48 from classic tube in Lancaster, ny (Buffalo) I was very pleased with the fit, I was glad because I think they would be a bear to bend.
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Old 02-08-2021, 02:10 PM   #8
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Hello bbrocksr....I also add my vote to Richard and Dennis Lacy at Early V8 Garage.
I have a '36 Ford pickup and their pre-bent Brake Lines all fit perfectly. I just needed to tell them what Wheel Cylinders I was using and also showed them where my battery was located (in original position under wood floorboard).
I also purchased their Emergency Brake Kit, worked PERFECT....

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Hello bbrocksr....I also add my vote to Richard and Dennis Lacy at Early V8 Garage.
I have a '36 Ford pickup and their pre-bent Brake Lines all fit perfectly. I just needed to tell them what Wheel Cylinders I was using and also showed them where my battery was located (in original position under wood floorboard).
I also purchased their Emergency Brake Kit, worked PERFECT....

Bruce in California
Thanks for all the replies, I called Richard Lacey and had a very informative conversation with him. He is a really nice guy, answered all my questions.

Bill
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Thanks for all the replies, I called Richard Lacey and had a very informative conversation with him. He is a really nice guy, answered all my questions.

Bill


He and Dennis are genuine nice guys and put a lot of thought into creating a great kit. Everything they make is preassembled on an original chassis. Remember, your truck had mechanical brakes from the factory so everything had to be made from scratch by them.
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Old 02-09-2021, 06:54 AM   #11
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Another vote for Richard Lacy and the Early V-8 Garage in CA. I don't know where C&G gets their preformed lines from, but it must not be the Early V-8 Garage.
I bought Richard Lacy's complete conversion kit for one of my '35 sedans, including all the bracketry to mount the master cylinder and allow use of the original '35 brake/clutch pedal assembly. This was a huge advantage for me to not have to remove the stock brake pedal assembly and replace it with a '39 assembly. Everything in the EV8G kit bolted up and worked perfectly for me.
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