Correct power steeing pressure hose

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  1. THNDER

    THNDER Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I have been wondering if any one makes(reproduces) correct GM power steering pressure hoses. I have read posts about lug nuts, and clips, and paint dabs, but no one has ever noticed how unique original GM P/S pressure hoses are. That being said, try finding an NOS one for a second gen big block car. I made one work from a 73' small block Camaro.
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    dkatap Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Nice job Mike. I have saved a couple of hoses over the years for that very reason. I have never seen correct reproductions.

    Dennis
     
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    I feel your pain Mike. I've been collecting original PS hoses like dakatap as I still have intentions to reproduce some accurately. The difficult part is the cost in tooling to reproduce the crimp pattern. Also, I've collected several 70-73 original hoses and the crimp pattern is not consistent leading me to believe GM had either 1) several suppliers over the years, 2) suppliers used a variety of crimp dies or 3) a combination of both.
     
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    So great to "hear" from our old friend Dennis Thomas.....

    Great thread on an important item !!!!!!
     
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    Steve,

    Ask Jack Seymour if he can track down blueprints for original hose and find out vendor(s) names.

    Contact vendor to see if dies/tooling is still available for small run ???
     
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    Great idea Chuck...I did not realize Jack may have access to original specs/suppliers. Will do.
     
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    Great idea Chuck...I did not realize Jack may have access to original specs/suppliers. Will do.
     
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    I will be very interested in hoses for my L78. I do have what appears to be my original pressure hose. Willing to give it up to someone to reproduce a exact copy. Mike I sure hope I can get my car looking like yours. Great job on the hoses too. I hope some day they can be parked side by side together maybe once again. We both know they were sold from the same dealership. They could have been parked side by side in 1970.
     
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    I have a NEW GM pressure hose still in the pack, If interested get with me i can send pics 713-962-9659
    Patrick
     
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    Why not visit your local hydraulic hose shop in town and have one made. It would be cheaper.
     

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