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Old May 5th, 2010, 04:19 PM
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Lowering Gas Tank

I have searched forum, and couldn't find an answer to some previous posters with my same question:

How far can I lower my gas tank before the shorter of the lines/hoses start binding and possibly disconnecting themselves?

------ Follow up post added May 5th, 2010 04:59 PM ------

no one has done this? I need to replace the vent hose and don't want it to become a "might as well"
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Old May 6th, 2010, 08:26 AM
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your restricted by the filler hose on the right side so maybe 3 or 4 inches. you should have enough room to do the change. make sure the tank is close to empty as they can be hard to handle with gas slopping around. I supported mine with a 2x4 and a floor jack.
Its a good time to clean the frame behind the tank as they usually have a bunch or crap built up.
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Old May 6th, 2010, 09:52 AM
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Thanks Ron, the floor jack and 2x4 was exactly my plan, as was running it down to fumes.

I appreciate the help
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Do you would just undu the fill neck, take the 2x4 length wise and lower / support with the floor jack?
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Old May 11th, 2010, 12:48 PM
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So I did this by myself yesterday, and was going into it optomistic, as the PO had recently replaced the tank guard, and the truck is pretty rust free. Only once I got under there and really looked, one of the bolts in the xmember had already been sheared off, and in getting the 2nd out, I manged to break that one. All 4 bolts directly under the tank were fine.

My rig is my only car currently... Am I going to be ok driving (and filling the tank) without the two crossmember bolts? Should I only fill 1/2 way until I get them pulled out and replaced? I'm trying desperately to avoid having to drill/ retap as I have limited tools and no experience.

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It is not going to fall off, but you should drill and tap as soon as possible.
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Old May 11th, 2010, 01:02 PM
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Should be fine for street driving short term since the guard is new but long term I'd drill/tap and replace the missing ones.
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