howdy. working on my COE brakes,(god forbid!!some guys say to leave it alone and take it to a pro!!) the main line coming from the master cylinder has a crack. I need to replace it. I took them off and started looking online for replacements.. lots of options but not a solid answer for this type of truck. My next option was to drive to an autozone or O'Reillys, seeing how the later were this last Viva Las Vegas rockabilly weekend big sponsors,well I thought they were going back to stocking model a parts for their friendly local hotrodder(not me, I'm just a poser),or at least more than 20 brake lines hanging from their wall. I took a chance with the pimpled face,civic driving,mouth breading"oh-yeah this is a part time because im going to Wyno_Tech" parts,hmmm man,and failed miserably. I did see that Oreleys has a very extensive selection of hawaiian shirts and orcabetty apparel(obviously a joke,you had to be at the 2019 VLV show) Autozone has maybe 19 brake lines in stock but nothing that I need. So they send me down the road to Oreileys because "they have a bigger selection of lines". Well Oreileys only had about 20 assortment of brake lines. That leaves me with one more option to try tomorrow. But, Napa wont let you behind the counter so they have to look on the computer to see if they have it in stock. they can just lie to you that they dont have it and if you ask them to go look for it,they'll go back there,hide from the shift manager,send a dick picture to that overweight slut on tinder or have a smoke break. Fuck that greasy asshole waiting like a dumbshit looking at the skull stickers while the parts guy "looks for his brake line"in the back. This brings me to the conclusion that parts store suck,unless you are after a 2016 Toyota Camry Buttfussion plug or some sweet "country girls drive bad ass trucks'' stickers . It doesn't stop there,what are we going to do when the 80 year old at the specialty hose store bites the dust? He already feels like baby jesus himself lowered him so softly from heaven,on a cloud,gently set him in the back of the hardware store at the hose section to answer and solve all of your hose and pipe questions and concerns. He also feels he has the right to give you his unsolicited advice and a long history lesson on how brake flares came to be. "Thanks for the extensive lesson on the double flaring, mr Victor but I am in a hurry,will there be a fucking test at the end of this class? I just wanted to know if you had this fitting,"yes or no"would be a perfectly acceptable answer. Oh,it is now official,you have wasted most of my dammed day,its lunch time already,damn!" Instead you respectfully listen to his advice and buy his 3/8" hard line,tell him that you will bend and cut it to the size and shape you need it,then you will bring it back to him so he can cut the double flare and use his "special machine'' that flares that line to accept a 3/8'' fuel hose,otherwise the hose will slip off,start a fire,fill your cab with smoke which in turn,will make you swerve into that school full of kids and nuns. Remember he told you it will not work without the "special" flare for fuel hose.He gave you a 20 minute lesson on it. When you take it back,he cuts the double flare that came from the factory,he inspects your bends for like fucking 20 minutes,making sounds and growls of disapproval. Finally he goes back and does his thing for like 10 minutes and brings your line with the same freaking double flare the line came with(your line is now like an inch shorter but it doesnt matter because you already took it into consideration) On top of that he charges you 5 dollars for adding that double flare that the line already had,gave you another lesson on rubber lines and a chemical composition. i think we can agree that ill have better luck ordering online,less time wasting, and cheaper. So my question is: How do you properly search for brake line that is 3/16" ID with a 9 1/16 fitting inverted flare. also 1/4" ID with a 9 1/16 fitting inverted flare. is there a secret code when searching this stuff up? I.E: 1/4"x 9/16"x 40" long??? Am I better using adapters? Am I better piecing 2 brake lines with parts from 3 stores? Am I better buying a good quality flaring tool so I can make my own lines to avoid running to these types of situations? how much does cost to invest into a hydraulic hose shop? im seriously thinking into investing my time into learning (professionally)stuff that we need dealing with old cars,i.e: carbs,auto electric and hose/brake line stuff, all the knowledgeable guys are getting older or most shops suck. end of rant.