IMHO, in this particular case, the OP is hardly been a "crook". If the part doesn't fit, it doesn't fit and for most of us, steel line is damn hard to bend without wrecking it.I can understand why. Average people are just professional crooks these days. My kids see it in the fast food business all the time people trying to get refunds and free foods. As a company like inline tube, they know what they make and how it’s made…someone calls in and says it doesn’t fit….based on their business experience, many times not actually the cost. They rather lose the business from this small percentage than waste the money with back and forth BS.