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Old March 19th, 2018, 07:53 PM
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Fiero Front Brake Flex Hose

Hi,

Searched unsuccessfully, but working on an 87 GT and doing brakes all around. Brakes have some issues so lots of new parts.

This is a dumb question, but in the front the flex hose is riveted to the upper A arm.

What do you guys do, grind off the rivet and use a short bolt with Loctite for the new hose. I'm keeping it stock, so not going the braided stainless route.

I have a rivet gun, but not sure it will pop rivet one big enough, probably have to head to HD and see what rivets they have.

Thanks in advance.
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Old March 20th, 2018, 09:24 AM
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Typically replacing it with a bolt would be the thing to do.
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Old March 20th, 2018, 11:01 AM
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Melsg5,

Thanks for the confirmation. Weird the way they did it, but i decided to grind it off, just don't trust 30 year old flex lines.
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It was probably quicker to install than a bolt on the line, and they may have had a robot doing it. I was called into that plant a few times but I wasn't around the automation, but I do remember seeing a lot of robots on that assembly line for the times.
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Old March 20th, 2018, 06:58 PM
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Yeah, no surprise, I am well familiar with the best way to do something in production, i.e. cheapest and easiest.

Thanks for the confirmation.
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