Please save the bitching, I know this is does not fall in the catagories of a good or safe fix, but sometimes the car you are working on just isnt worth the money to fix, or you just dont have the money to fix it. Let me re-iterate:
This is a TEMPORARY fix and CAUTION should be used while driving!
If you have a leaking brake line, you can usually find a place where the line isnt too horribly rusted. If you cut the line and pinch the end together so it is flat and both sides are touching (side cutters usually work well), you can use a pen torch and some regular electrical solder to plug the line. You will probably have to clean the line with brake cleaner. Also, keep a fire extinguisher handy just in-case. It may take a few tries, but you can get the line plugged so it wont leak.
Caution should be used when stopping, but the car should drive fine until you can fix it the right way! Just thought I would share this little trick, learned it from an old-timer, back when cars didnt have seatbelts 😛
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