Originally Posted by Carcrazygts2
I wouldnt use stainless tubing as it will crack when trying to flare it. I would a high grade replacement brake line then coat them with a heat and corrosion resistant paint.
I agree, stainless is hard to work with and not really needed.
They sell steel brake line now that is coated with some type of PVF stuff to prevent corrosion. I also warn against brake line made in China, instead buy US made lines (Ahem, they call it "domestic" LOL). Double wall tubing is not a bad idea either but it costs a little more.
I would just get the brake lines, and flare tool, for the best price locally.
I don't think there would be a huge price difference and you could see the line before buying it. Some brake lines come pre-sized and already flared with the fitting on both ends, provided you can find the correct length for your truck. You will need to measure your brake lines for length to be sure. Using a string to follow the line and then measuring the string will make sure you don't short yourself due to the curves etc.
On-line, most brake lines and fittings you order come with the flaring tool, but the tool doesn't cost much.
I'm not sure about the bends for the truck but a low cost tubing bender from Lowes should work OK or they may have a low cost one at the parts place.
Not sure about the size, I would just match what you have by pulling the easiest brake line if you have another vehicle to drive. Otherwise, you could drop in the Ford dealership, ask about brake line pricing for your truck and say " By the way, what size is that?".
I THINK this is the part (one example) it is $23.00 for 25 feet.