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Re: Cortes121's 1955 Clipper Custom
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I just rented one from a local auto parts store. I probably need to get my own at some point.

So far my adventures in bending and flaring have been....interesting.


Posted on: 4/8 15:41
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Re: Cortes121's 1955 Clipper Custom
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If you do not have suitable luck with buying a complete premade set from one of the tubing places and do not have or wish to send anything for a pattern you might see what Kanter can do. They have arrangements with someone who makes their replacement sets and might have more patterns.

Another option might be to get premade tubes at Napa. Almost all of the stock tubes can be duplicated with various short lengths available and the long length to the rear can be done with two lengths and a coupling. The coupling can be hidden on top of one of the body outriggers and if any of the shorter premade lengths are still a bit long creative bending can take care of that.

Posted on: 4/8 15:43
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Re: Cortes121
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Howard & Kevin,

Thank you both for the advice. I just went ahead and bit the bullet on buying some Nicopp and a flare tool and bender. I've always wanted to try making my own lines so I figure this is a good opportunity.

On another note, I picked up the gas tank from the acid dip place I dropped it off at last week. It looks really nice. But they had to drill a hole in the tank as part of their process, so the tank is with a radiator shop for a small patch and pressure test. Looking forward to getting it back and into the car. I went ahead an bought a '57 thunderbird fuel sender as some on this forum suggested. I was looking at the two units side by side and noticed they had some differences.. The travel of the arm, while a bit shorter on the new unit is fairly close. Was hoping others here could verify I purchased the right one? Also, It seems I'm missing the gasket, which is frustrating. Is it too far fetched to get one on its own or make one possibly? Otherwise I'll have to order another unit.

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Posted on: Yesterday 21:57
- Anthony

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