Whether your rear brake lines are original or not, they are set up
correctly. Since the rubber hoses are much more likely to fail than the
rigid lines, minimizing the number of flexible hoses increases system
reliability and reduces costs. Newer vehicles with independent rear
suspension would need separate hoses to each wheel, which is probably what
you were thinking of.
On Wed, 17 May 2000, Wade Benton wrote:
> The rear hard brake line on my 49 3100 doesn't look original because it
> is not bent well and there is only one hose in the back that runs from
> the frame the the right side of the axle into the hard line. Then the
> hard line runs to the right to backing plate a short distance and to the
> left all the way across the axle. I thought that usually the hoses ran
> directly down to the backing plate from the hard lines. If anyone knows
> about this I would really appreciate the help because I my dad went
> ahead and bought 4 brake hoses.
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