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Anybody Ever Use Snap-On's Online Ordering Service  
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29840 posts, RR: 58
Posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2399 times:

The title says it all.

I am in the market for their tubing bender, and unfortuatly I don't have a Snap-On truck visiting where I work now (Office building downtown).

It looks like Snap-on has set up an on-line ordering service on their website.

Anybody ever use it?

If so, did it seem to be a reliable product?


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User currently offlineKevinl1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 47
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2395 times:

Used it once as my "Dealer" is a POS. Any warranty issues may be frowned upon by your local dealer. It's more reliable than my dealer and cheaper too!


474218, Carl, You will be missed.
User currently offlineKevinl1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 47
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2391 times:

BTW, I purchased the double flair tool (TF 5A). Price and quality were great. I'll let you borrow it if I can use your bender.


474218, Carl, You will be missed.
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29840 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2387 times:

That might be a plan Kevin1011....The reason I bought the bender is that I have a 81 Ford P/U that needs the brake lines replaced.

I still need to get a double flare tool, so I can do the job, but I wanted to try the service out with something "cheaper"



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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2335 times:

Before you buy and pay 'Snap-on' price, check out eBay.. they have all kinds of Snap-on tools. You may just find it a reduced price


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29840 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2223 times:

Hey Kevin.

Something weird has been happening with the IM service here. I am going to bring it up in Site related.

But I got you where discussing how to form the brake line.

I think you had pretty much the same idea I had. buy a fixed stock length of tube, cut it, bend it to match the old one, double flare it and install.

My kid brother is customizing a ford explorer by sticking F-350 axels under it, so he will be customizing a set too. He is going to pick up a double flare tool to do it right.



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User currently offlineKevinl1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 47
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2219 times:

Yeah, I've had several IM's not go through. I figure the recipients blew me off (which is true for a few). EMBQA brings up a good suggestion. I've bought a few tools on ebay without a problem. Just check and verify their feedback scores by contacting a few members who purchased from them.
You'll also need some good line wrenches.
KevinL



474218, Carl, You will be missed.
User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7545 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2173 times:

L-188 , you don't need a tubing bender for braklines. You can bend them by hand. As far as bouble-flares,your autoparts store can sell you adapters to adapt the 3/16" tubing to your master cyl/wheel cyl's etc. We do them all the time @ work. Especially on Fords.


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29840 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2138 times:

Quoting United_Fan (Reply 7):
You can bend them by hand

Every time I do that they look like crap.

I am kind of a neat freak.



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User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2137 times:

L-188 and Kevin1011,

Do you guys think you could bend up and flare a set of brake lines for my Road Runner? By the way I worked in Lockheed Product Support for 18 years on L-1011's, but every once awhile I got to handle a L-188 question, so I like both of your Usernames.


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29840 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2133 times:

Quoting 474218 (Reply 9):
so I like both of your Usernames.

Cool, when need to talk to them about putting it back into production.

They have all of that old P-3 tooling just lying around.



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User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2131 times:

Quoting L-188 (Reply 10):
They have all of that old P-3 tooling just lying around

Lockheed moved the P-3 tooling from Burbank to Palmdale and then to Marietta Georgia. When they got it set up in Marietta they built 8 P-3's for Korea then took it all apart and moved it to a storage yard.


User currently offlineKevinl1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 47
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2127 times:

Quoting 474218 (Reply 9):
Do you guys think you could bend up and flare a set of brake lines for my Road Runner?

We're getting a little off topic, but what the heck. You will need to carefully remove the brake lines and use them as a pattern. As United_Fan suggested, it is possible to bend by hand. Just use anything slightly smaller than the desired radius to bend with, however this takes practice as the radius must start and finish at the correct point. That is why a tubing bender is helpful as it is easier to guage the begining point and radius.
Until recently I owned a 69 Coronet Super Bee and still have many contacts for Mopar stuff. IM me your location and maybe I can hook you up. I live near ONT and used to have many customers / friends that worked @ Lockheed before the move. I used to watch the C130's do touch and go's after the mods were done. Those guys were crazy! There used to be a Saudi L1011 hospital ship there for quite some time in the early 90's. I heard they were fitting is with an anti missle system but I'm not positive. Maybe you know. We also had a contingent of Argentine AF pilots here when they were upgrading A6's at Chino. They were a good bunch. I really miss getting those Lockheed calenders. They had excellent Pics.



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User currently offlineGreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3087 posts, RR: 20
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2108 times:

I never bought the Snap on tubing bender. I got mine from UAP/ NAPA...it was better than Snap-on's and much cheaper.....Being aviation we never bent much...But it was sure handy when we had to...especially when we got the PW120 and had to fabricate replacement drain lines...

Our dealer is great here...We can run up huge bills and pay them off over time...The MAC dealer sucks big time.....As a result My tool box looks more like a automotive one as I have metric and imperial...Most of it Snap-on....

GS



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29840 posts, RR: 58
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2013 times:

Well my new tools/Toys showed up tonight.

Other then taking three weeks by snail mail, I am pretty happy.

Now I need to go and actually use them.



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User currently offlineKevinl1011 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 47
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2000 times:

Now you can get "bent".
IM me on your progress L-188. Have F---ing F-n with your F--d F-150!
KevinL1011



474218, Carl, You will be missed.
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29840 posts, RR: 58
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1989 times:

First on Race day man.....


First on Race day....



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