I'm replacing my rusting out brake lines on my "93 Toyota 4x4. Is there such a thing as flexible copper brake lines ?

My 1993 Toyota 4x4 is rusting out under the frame area! Flaking everywhere. Now my fuel and brake lines are rotting out too. I am slowly replacing the leaky lines, but its messy and time consuming. The standard steel lines don't bend easily, unless you have a bending tool. Is there such a thing as flexible copper brake line tubing? If so where can I get some?

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Re-design5 years ago
There used to be. Back in the 30's 40's guys used to replace break lines with copper cause they couldn't afford the steel lines. Problem is copper doesn't have  the strength to withstand the vibration and flexing of a moving car so they break. Then you got no brakes.

Pay the price and trouble of installing proper steel brake lines so you don't have any surprises along the way.

The alternative material, used for brake lines extensively over in Europe is called "Cu-Ni" (cooni) and IS copper based, but extremely strong and highly resistant to corrosion.

Steve
The same stuff coins are made from?
No, its higher in copper than nickel. It has a copper like appearence, but more silvery than copper....

Steve
seandogue5 years ago
Purchase a tubing bender and learn to use it. Buy an extra lenght of steel tubing to practice on. Copper is suicide in a can.
caarntedd5 years ago
No. Have you tried getting steel lines for your model of vehicle from a wrecking yard? You may be able to get some in good condition that will already fit, so no bending required.