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Old 10-12-2017, 10:35 AM
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2003 f-250 Superduty best way to mount flatbed and handle fuel filler?

Mounting a Knapheide 7'-6" flatbed on a regular pickup frame. I've always had difficulty in handling the new fuel fill location and hookup, the filler being too low, and creating flow issues. I've already used PT 2 x 4 to shim out the curves to a level profile.

Is it simply a matter of using a higher wooden spacer to get the body up higher to suit the new filler neck height? How high? A 4 x 4? (3.5" x 3.5").

Then the issue of maybe making a penetration in the side of the flatbed side rail to mount the filler?

Or is there a clever way to do this?

Any links or suggestions?

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Old 10-13-2017, 08:37 AM
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If the picture is the same as what you have, then (I) myself would probably cut the side rail, move the filler neck up and weld it back in, obviously you'd have to weld gussets on the back side after doing this so you gain the strength back in the side rail., As you stated you could also raise the bed up another 2 or 3 inches, IMO, it would make the bed too high. Another option would be to cut out a section of the bed itself and mount the filler flush into the bed but I don't know how well that would flow having to make a 90 degree turn on the neck.
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They are just a pain. mine has 2 locations. I use the rear and fill on the slowest setting.


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I see. Those solutions are about what I was thinking would work...seems to be okay with a minimum of height increase....I also hear that cutting the side rail and gusseting it works.

I'll post a pic of my solution.

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