Sorry to resurrect... but I am having the same issue in the same place. I have a 1989 Ford Ranger extended cab and my brake line is leaking in the same place. Brake fluid was leaking from around the gas tank skid plate so I removed that. I can still not get access to the line so I am going to take the bed off (have to replace it anyways).
1. Will I be able to access the brake line with the tank in place if I remove the bed?
2. Do I need to buy a brake line to replace mine with, or do I buy parts and make a new brake line?
3. If I need to make my own line, what tools and parts will I need?
Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. I finally have the transmission done so I can drive the truck.
Being able to stop it would be good too.