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65 GTO Frame, Fuel, Brake Line Pics....Picture Heavy Thread...

Forum friends....Here are some pics of my frame with the fuel and brake lines routed. I found that I come up with a lot of questions where a simple photo would help when the diagrams from the manuals and the Zazzarine book are too small or not clear enough. Hope this helps someone in the future...I threw in an extra pic of a cool DPD car. No charge for that one....










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Thanks for posting, frame looks great.
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Very nice job, the only suggestion I would make would be to keep the fuel line inside of the frame and have it exit at the front of the cross member just below the fuel pump. The fuel line currently will be within an inch of the exhaust manifold and you may have "vapor lock" problems.

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Dammit! Thanks very much for catching that. Randy.....I knew it didn't look quite right. I should have known they didn't just give me some extra tube to trim as needed!
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Also, the brake line at the front cross member needs to be against the crossmember, not free-floating. Great looking frame and lines, though. Nice job!!
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Thanks GTOguy....When you say "against the crossmember and not free-floating", does that mean the part by the white arrow should be against the cross member like the red line? Just in that place or other places too? Thanks again for the help, all. Any suggestions how to bend it properly?

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What I learned today:
  • The fuel like goes THROUGH the cross member and comes out in front.
  • You should post pictures of your frame and lines for your friends to check out BEFORE you put the body back on the frame.
  • If you fail to do the above, the fuel line CAN be correctly routed from under the car but it takes some patience and you must drop the cross member.....
  • It's much more pleasant to work under a car in August with a freshly painted frame and floor than it is to work on a rusty and dirty car in January in Detroit.


Thanks again for the help! I straightened out a wire coat hanger and put that through the cross member to help route the fuel line through. Worked like a charm.
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Widetrack, it goes against the crossmember, but at the back. Not on top of it where your line is. Just behind it. At least mine does. Also, at the front....the brake line lays right on the crossmember, right against it. No floating out in space. As for bending, when I burnt a hole in mine 25 years ago against a header, I just went to the wrecking yard and pulled one off another '65, flushed it out and bolted it on. Ahhhh California rust free living!! (bending lines can be a real PITA...you've done really well, IMO........)
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Thanks for posting all the pics WideTrack. I'm about a month from starting the reassembly process on my 65, so this will really come in handy. Great tips from everyone!
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