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I need to replace the brake hoses on my '47 Torpedo.

How in the world does a person remove the hose clips on the front hoses? The clips are sandwiched within a small triangle of frame members. There is barely room to get a wrench in there to loosen the line nut; let alone mahhandle the hose clip.

There must be some trick to this procedure, and I'm dying to find out what it is. Any and all help is appreciated.

Damn the Torpedo.<O:p</O:p

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Try grabbing the tab of the clip with a small vise grips. Use a hammer and a small punch on the vise grips to remove the clip. A hook type seal remover that is designed to work with a hammer can also be used with a vise grips. Clean all the dirt from the area and soak it with rust penetrant. Good luck.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Thanks Rick. I finally cut the old hose which allowed me to rotate the clip into a position where I could knock it off with a screwdriver. I'm surprised that the connection to the hose would be in such an implossible location. I'd expect that in a modern car, but not in a '47 Pontiac.

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