Did you ever notice how there are certain areas of a vehicle that the average enthusiast seems to be terrified to work with? Electrical problems come to mind in my case. Bodywork is also a popular choice. Even worse, possibly, is how many of us will go to great lengths (pun intended) to keep from having to bend up and flare a new piece of tubing. How many times have you seen a fuel line that goes from rubber to metal to rubber to metal to rubber? While you might be able to get away with patchwork like that in your fuel system due to the relatively low pressures involved, your brake lines are a different story. Disc brakes require about 1,000 lbs of pressure, and the drums use about 300 lbs--leaving no room for poor fitment or bad connections.

We recently dropped in on Todd Walton and the crew at Walton Fabrication to watch some expert line-fitting in action. And having since done some bending myself, I can definitely say that it's more rewarding than finding a short in your wiring.

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Walton Fabrication
1933 W. 11th St., Ste. H Dept. CRM
Upland
CA  91786
Where to buy cutting, bending, and flaring tools:
www.eastwoodcompany.com