1985 ELCO molded fuel pump hose to pump

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x75

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Sep 23, 2018
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I've got a leaky rubber fuel hose that connects to the fuel pump from the frame metal line. It appears to be a long molded "U" shape, not just a regular 3/8 hose bent double. I cannot find a source for this hose, O'Reilly drew a blank, nothing on RockAuto, GOOGLE shows nothing.

Is this input hose just a regular rubber hose bent 180 degrees? Or maybe I'm looking at a generic replacement pump that the intake pipe is the wrong orientation? The inlet points to the front as does the metal tank line on the frame. The U shape connects the two.

Ideas? Thanks!
 
pagrunt

pagrunt

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#2
it's just a section of regular 3/8" fuel hose.
 
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Michael Watts

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Thats all it is is 3/8 rubber line.
 
melloelky

melloelky

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I've had good luck @ parts stores,i tell them i'm looking for a certain shaped hose (not by application)and they've let me look in the back at the hose selection.
 
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x75

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Sep 23, 2018
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Thanks to everyone weighing in. I like the suggestion for cutting/splicing something already molded. I'm new to G-bodies and figured the inlet hose was a specialized part since regular woven fuel hose kinks shut when bent that tight, also much of the truck is metric so I figured I needed a 9 mm hose or something like that.

I will pull off the old rotten hose and dig around for whatever is available that looks similar.
 

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