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Need Advice in Dropping 1990 Chevy Side Mount Gas Tank

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wsmm

05-07-2017 15:45:54




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Took a look under my truck today. Wondering what is the best way to remove the fill tube and vent tube to drop the tank. Being a Michigan Truck there is a lot of rust, dirt, etc. Think I see where I can disconnect the fill tube, but the vent tube looks almost impossible to get to as it is tucked up over e frame. Was thinking of disconnecting the whole assembly from the body and try dropping the tank that way, but don't know if that will work? How have you done it. Being in my 70s I'm looking at the easiset way to do it. Also does anyone know where there are good pictures of the connections to the tank?
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Bill

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BobReeves

06-19-2017 12:09:12




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 Re: Need Advice in Dropping 1990 Chevy Side Mount Gas Tank in reply to wsmm, 05-07-2017 15:45:54  
Not sure how close your 90 is to my 2000 long bed. When I replaced the fuel pump I removed the bed. Seem to remember the fill tube was only held to the bed by 3 screws accessed through the gas cap cover. Bed is held on by 6 bolts, using a wobble socket + extension in a 3/8 impact gun made it fairly painless. Fill tube will fall back out of the way once it is loose from the bed.

Used my loader to lift the bed off the truck. Parked it as centered as I could judge then used 4 straps from the tie down hooks in the corners of the bed. With bed off you have easy access to the whole fuel tank and plumbing.

Did the whole job by myself and I am 72.

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