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Username Post: Where to buy brake hose for 71 C20?        (Topic#352004)
bry593 
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07-13-18 10:49 AM - Post#2739863    

Just curious if anyone knows of any parts store selling usable front brake hoses for '71 C20 (disc brakes). I've not had any luck and have resorted to having lines custom made.

FYI, the Dorman lines do not work. The flexible portion is too short and the end that takes a clip does not fit the frame bracket properly.

The Centric rear brake hose (127" WB, w/coils) fits A-OK!



Edited by bry593 on 07-20-18 07:21 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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Brian D from NJ 
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Brian D from NJ
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07-13-18 01:32 PM - Post#2739878    
    In response to bry593

How about RockAuto , my goto.

Just because your car/truck was "Made In America" doesn't mean it's American made... think about it. Buy American First.


 
bry593 
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07-13-18 03:36 PM - Post#2739897    
    In response to Brian D from NJ

Sad to say, rockauto is where my Dorman hoses were purchased. The 67-72 truck forum guys use 1973 truck hoses, but you have to coil the hose as it is really long. Not good enough for my work. I’m trying EL Johnston Custom Hoses out of GA. Should receive sometime next week.



Edited by bry593 on 07-18-18 10:46 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
bry593 
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07-18-18 10:46 AM - Post#2740409    
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Hoses were made by EL Johnston: Link

They made them just like the originals, with new caliper hose end, but had to reuse the old clip ends since those are obsolete. Should have them for install this weekend. I expect zero problems.




 
bry593 
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07-25-18 06:33 AM - Post#2741110    
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Update, fitment was great. Even had hose curve and clip end fitting index spot on.



 
49erman 
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11-08-18 10:13 AM - Post#2750766    
    In response to bry593

I'm getting the idea that you don't have Original parts on your truck. Have you tried to run the casting numbers on all the front end parts (if all do have) to see if they are indeed for your year of truck?
As we all know from time to time we find out the Past Owners have put on what ever they could find to make it work. Ask me how I know, short story on my truck I called it my Junk Yard Dog as I went through it and found wrong year fitment parts installed.

Something to think about for running the numbers. my 0.2



Edited by 49erman on 12-27-18 09:40 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
bry593 
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12-14-18 09:13 AM - Post#2754486    
    In response to 49erman

Truck is stock. I'd guess the C20 requires slightly longer hoses than a C10 due to it's specific spindle and raised ride height. Aftermarket just assumes if it will fit a 10, it should fit a 20. Typical aftermarket mentality.




 
49erman 
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12-27-18 10:58 AM - Post#2755707    
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  • bry593 Said:
Truck is stock. I'd guess the C20 requires slightly longer hoses than a C10 due to it's specific spindle and raised ride height. Aftermarket just assumes if it will fit a 10, it should fit a 20. Typical aftermarket mentality.




Wow dude how many places did you call before you through mud at them "typical aftermarket mentality" people (your words there) I suspect one. I don't know where you live but I just called 4 places and 2 out of 4 did have same numbers for 1/2 & 3/4 ton trucks but 2 of them were "spot on" in having different numbers, one was NAPA and the other was which this one you should have called first since your so h e ! ! bent on your truck being 1971 original is www.classicmuscle.com or Classic Muscle Restoration Dept. These people specialize in GM products. Hows it feel to have mug thrown your way. just my .02

Don't assume you have stock parts on your Vehicle especially when its 47 yrs old and most likely has had more than one owner in the past, again wow dude!



Edited by 49erman on 12-27-18 11:06 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
bry593 
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12-27-18 01:58 PM - Post#2755731    
    In response to 49erman

Thank you for your post and private message. Happy Holidays!



 
49erman 
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12-27-18 02:52 PM - Post#2755734    
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  • bry593 Said:
Thank you for your post and private message. Happy Holidays!




Your welcome, There is more than one way to skin a cat next time don't use a dull knife. I hope you got an education out of it.



 
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