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Old 06-07-2006, 10:03   #1 (permalink)
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Brake information on 1991

The front wheel brake hose broke and I took it to the local repair shop and was told that the fitting were badly rusted and a bracket had to be fabricated and would cost big bucks. Having worked on cars in my youth I am thinking about possibily doing the work myself since I am retired and have plenty of time on my hands. I only put about 100 miles a year on the truck so it is not really worth buying another truck mainly to put my boat in the water twice a year.
My question is, I need to find out how to identify the parts I need to replace the defective hose fittings.
The motor appears to be in great shape and in recent years I have replaced a lot of parts that one would expect with a truck this old.
Any help or information would be appreciated
Bob in NJ
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If the line that threads into the new hose is siezed/rusted up, then I would make a new line for it. You normally cannot buy a factory bent line for a truck that old, but if you remove the entire line, buy one that same length or close at a parts store (check thread size) and carefully bent and shape the line to fit.

As far as the bracket goes, just make something to secure the line to the chassis.
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Hi Mullet Man:
Any idea of the cost of a line like you suggested ?
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Like $8.00 or something. Cheap fix, just time consuming
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