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Steves55 08-10-2010 10:08 AM

55 F100 Gas Tank Removal
 
This weekend I would like to remove my orginal gas tank and since this will be my first experience, is there anything in particular that I need to be aware of? It appears to be a simple process but I know that sometimes what appears simple can be misleading. Thanks for any tips.

himmelberg 08-10-2010 11:10 AM

All very straightforward, Steve. Remove your running board and have at it.

himmelberg

Old F1 08-10-2010 11:38 AM

And replace it with what?

http://www.clubfte.com/users/jniolon...ustangtank.htm

tardster 08-10-2010 01:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Steves55 (Post 9202988)
This weekend I would like to remove my orginal gas tank and since this will be my first experience, is there anything in particular that I need to be aware of? It appears to be a simple process but I know that sometimes what appears simple can be misleading. Thanks for any tips.

Undo all hoses, lines and wires, yes I know that sounds stupid but I almost did it myself. Wear eye protection to because while your under it losening the nuts and bolts all that crap will land in your eyes. Make sure you have some way to lower it with out having to muscle it around, if it has gas in it that is and finally don't be a ret@rd like me and hop under it with a smoke...lol As dumb as alot of this may sound it happens alot and its not just me. I'm just the one who is willing to admit that I do dumb stuff...lol

fifty-two_f1 08-10-2010 01:56 PM

before you even mess with it get some penetrating oil and spray those threads on the straps.

Steves55 08-10-2010 05:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Old F1 (Post 9203318)

I am going to either use a polyproholine (spelling) or a steel tank from LMC; haven't made up mind yet. My original is just about shot and I think that it has been the source of my problem with my carb.

tardster 08-10-2010 10:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Steves55 (Post 9204458)
I am going to either use a polyproholine (spelling) or a steel tank from LMC; haven't made up mind yet. My original is just about shot and I think that it has been the source of my problem with my carb.

I got my new tank from LMC, I had thought about going with the plastic tank but then decided since the diff in price was only 20 bucks I'd go with the metal tank. Be sure to get new straps and rubber when you order your tank, I tried to reuse the old straps and someone told me to get new ones because they were easier to work with.

Steves55 08-11-2010 08:37 AM

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Originally Posted by tardster (Post 9205435)
I got my new tank from LMC, I had thought about going with the plastic tank but then decided since the diff in price was only 20 bucks I'd go with the metal tank. Be sure to get new straps and rubber when you order your tank, I tried to reuse the old straps and someone told me to get new ones because they were easier to work with.

Thanks for the tip regarding the straps. I will be sure to order a set along with new mounting hardware. My straps and hardware look like they have seen their better days. In-fact, I shot some PB Blaster on the bolts last night. I spoke with the nice folks at Mid-Fifties about their plastic tank and think I will go that route. Additionally it accepts the stock sending unit without needing an adapter. The only difference is that it is a 15 gal tank. No big deal..I like the idea that I will never have to worry about rust.

tardster 08-11-2010 08:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Steves55 (Post 9206381)
Thanks for the tip regarding the straps. I will be sure to order a set along with new mounting hardware. My straps and hardware look like they have seen their better days. In-fact, I shot some PB Blaster on the bolts last night. I spoke with the nice folks at Mid-Fifties about their plastic tank and think I will go that route. Additionally it accepts the stock sending unit without needing an adapter. The only difference is that it is a 15 gal tank. No big deal..I like the idea that I will never have to worry about rust.

All I did to use my sending unit was unscrewed it from the round piece that gets bolted down to the tank on both and switched them. It took me less than 5 minutes to switch them, but I do like the idea of no more rust...lol

Julies Cool F1 08-11-2010 09:15 PM

And just to be a smart alec, I recommend you empty it before you drop is out! Lots easier that way!

DumbLuck 08-11-2010 09:47 PM

while PB blaster works, a 50/50 mix of tranny fluid and acitone works wonders. I've yet to have a nut or bolt stay stuck after a good soaking in that magic juice. FYI : it WILL eat paint and plastic. (dont ask)

Steves55 08-11-2010 09:50 PM

Oh yeah! That will be the first thing I do. Thanks.

Steves55 08-21-2010 09:05 PM

55 Gas Tank Removal
 
I am in the process of "trying" to remove my old gas tank. I removed the running boards with no problem at all however the bolts that hold the 2 running board braces are frozen. Do the braces need to be removed as well or do I just need to remove the 2 gas tank straps? Thanks.

tardster 08-21-2010 11:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Steves55 (Post 9244306)
I am in the process of "trying" to remove my old gas tank. I removed the running boards with no problem at all however the bolts that hold the 2 running board braces are frozen. Do the braces need to be removed as well or do I just need to remove the 2 gas tank straps? Thanks.

I didn't remove anything except the tank straps, it took me a sec to wiggle it out but I was able to change them with no problems. It would probably make it easier but its up to you...

Fomoko1 08-22-2010 01:29 AM

My braces were riveted on to the frame and I didn`t see a real need to mess with the rivets so they stayed in place and my tank came out ok after I loosened the straps.


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