If you are not replacing or painting the tank, and only are dropping it to work on the fuel delivery/return system, consider cutting an access panel and accessing the fuel module from there.I'm getting my exhaust done this week, so hopefully I can start moving on my Holley Sniper install. Better late than never I guess. It's been sitting in my house for a looooong time. The only other thing I need to do, other than the exhaust (for the O2 bung), is drop my gas tank and get to work installing a fuel return line.
Now that I'm a bit more motivated to get things done the weather is starting to fudge with me. Right after I got my rear window fixed it poured rain for a couple days, then snowed a few inches. Yesterday it dropped about 4 inches of snow again, so I'm gonna have to be strategic about getting outside and dropping the tank before I get another good rain storm or snow dropped on me again. It's fortunately been warm/sunny enough to clear the roads off (which is where I work on this thing) within a day after the snow stops.
Anyone have advice on how to drop a tank? I've never dropped one before. I plan on running the tank out as much as I can before dropping it. I'm hoping it's as simple and unhooking the hoses/lines, unbolting it, then lowering it down with a floor jack.
While I wait to get the Bronco back from the exhaust shop I'm gonna work on those fasteners for the Bronco top. I have a super cheap Harbor Freight rotary tool, similar to a Dremel, that I'll put a cutoff wheel on and trim them up.
Here's the write up by Steve83, it should be applicable to your truck, Good Luck
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