Another item checked off the list....with the new PS pump mounting and engine location etc, I needed a new power steering hose as the old one was way too long, and I also needed to shorten and re-bend the hard line on the pump end (not to mention it seemed to want to kink more than bend when I was messing with it). It was a bit of an adventure - got to see some of Denver that I had never seen before - but found a local shop that makes hydraulic hoses etc. I don't think they usually custom bend hard line for customers - mostly just re-use the existing stuff - but the old timer was kind of interested in my project and decided to spend a bit of extra time working out some solutions. I think I paid a bit dear price ($80 for some hose, 2 fittings and some custom modification), but considering I hadn't had much luck elsewhere, and I walked in and 30 min later I walked out with exactly what I needed, and had helpful service with some expertise and concern to help me out with a bit of custom work, it was a good deal.
So if anyone needs some custom hydraulic lines done (they also do all sorts of brake lines, air lines etc), check out Whistler Bearing (http://www.whislerbearing.com/). In addition to a shop in Denver, they also have a shop in Colo Springs. Next time, I'll know to get the fittings and straight hard line from them first, and then take it home to bend exactly how I want, and then return to the shop with the measurement for length of hose needed, and clocking of fittings.