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Cannot find anyone who sells front left and right brake hoses for my 1983 b2200

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A Mazda B-2200 is a Ford Explorer chasis, same as Ranger. You need to determine if you have HD brakes or std. If the brake code (sticker in the engine compartment) is not available, rear brake drum size will tell the story. Do not assume that a normal 2200 has std brakes as the mfg seemed to assemble however they felt that day. That being said, Ford can interpret the VIN for you.
Study it online- view the pictures. If possible, take the part into the supply house.
NAPA was not able to match my hose, but Advance Auto was. Go figure!!! My light duty c-10 had HD brakes???
Making the brake hose will work, but... it will not have the support bracket. Start early, it may be a long day.

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Any accredited brake shop can manufacture these hoses from samples or from the lengths nominated in a mazda hose book
I have just had the 3 brake hoses on a rear of a rx-7 replaced for a cost in total of $120.00 aud)

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