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Removal black brake clips / straps on rear axel #1637178
30/11/2019 11:27
30/11/2019 11:27
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Hi,

I am removing the rear subframe for maintenance, rust prevention and an improved strut brace.

Question. How do I remove the plastic clips / straps attaching the break lines to the subframe? I need to unlock them for removal. And preferably remove the black plastic strap before painting.

If the straps have to be broken: what did you use as replacement?

Thanks, Jaap

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20VT, build in 1997, first used in 1998
https://youtu.be/mI0jZIIBc2w
Re: Removal black brake clips / straps on rear axel [Re: jaaps2] #1637183
30/11/2019 15:10
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I'm doing similar at the moment. My thoughts were to use large (wide) good quality cable ties

Re: Removal black brake clips / straps on rear axel [Re: jaaps2] #1637184
30/11/2019 16:25
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At the moment there is a distance between the brake line and the axel. That will have a reason.

If the originals break, I am thinking about combining these:

https://www.conrad.nl/p/norma-94189...hermprofiel-zilver-zwart-1-stuks-1383253
and
https://www.conrad.nl/p/hellermannt...oepassing-uv-stabiel-hittegestabi-542848

The diameter of the brake line is 6mm.

Last edited by jaaps2; 30/11/2019 17:10.

20VT, build in 1997, first used in 1998
https://youtu.be/mI0jZIIBc2w
Re: Removal black brake clips / straps on rear axel [Re: jaaps2] #1637187
30/11/2019 18:31
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Yes I understand. A "standoff" between the brake lines and the mounting or subframe. I think I will use the type of cable ties you link to and a plastic or hard rubber material as the standoff - (likely something I've got left over in the workshop)

Re: Removal black brake clips / straps on rear axel [Re: jaaps2] #1637371
06/12/2019 16:08
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I could remove them without breaking:

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20VT, build in 1997, first used in 1998
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