Many used items in our picture(s) have been cleaned and/or bead blasted prior to being photographed to show condition and detail. The item you receive, in most circumstances, will be pulled from the donor car and shipped to you without being cleaned. We do not retake pictures each time a used item sells. Pictures are a good indicator of what you will receive, but not all used parts age the same. On high dollar parts, email us and we can send a few pictures of the actual part available.
"Core" Items: If we use the word "Core" in the title of the product, the item has been deemed rebuildable, but has not been rebuilt. The item you receive, in most circumstances, will be pulled from the donor car and shipped to you without being cleaned.
This used original, color coded set of vacuum hoses is 100% complete and relatively pliable. It comes complete with decades of dirt and grime (patina) for no extra charge. If you want to remove the grime it will take some serious elbow grease but it can be done. The color coded stripes are quite resilient to cleaning as the ink used actually embedded itself into the rubber. If you have a tried and true method of cleaning these hoses let us know and if it sounds good we will post it here! Does not include the black plastic rotary "shut-off" valve that is located inline against the front inner apron.
"I found a good way to remove 50 years of crud. Soak the lines in hot water and dawn dish soap for a bit then take a small stiff brush. Put fast orange hand cleaner WITH pumice on the brush. Lay the lines on the bench or your driveway and scrub. They will look like new and it will not remove the paint lines" - Kim Friesen, customer.
*NOTE* We include an original schematic on how this hose kit was routed with every set.