I thought after cutting off the flares you replaced the brakeline fittings with regular comp fittings and ferrels. I didn't realize you could use the fittings that come with the brakeline along with a ferrel.
Anyway, after your instuction I went out to the shop and put the line on with the original fittings along with the ferrels. It worked perfectly, of course
.....and looks darn good to boot.
I was just trying to make it more difficult than needed.
Thanks for coming to the rescue!!