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post #16 of 61 Old 10-09-2012, 04:00 PM
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there is no space. Drop the tank is not a choice, its a MUST.
sounds like a challenge


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post #17 of 61 Old 10-09-2012, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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sounds like a challenge
challenge accepted....but I will be cutting a hole once its down to prevent dropping it twice...
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Glad I've got a CRD....... nothing in the tank but diesel.... no pump, no filter, no nothing!

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post #19 of 61 Old 10-09-2012, 04:39 PM
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I cut mine out with the tank in. Just cut the entire tub out around the top lip. Then you can take a sheet of steel and cover it.

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that's cheating ... unless you lift/tuck the tank for clearance then it makes sense


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I cut mine out with the tank in. Just cut the entire tub out around the top lip. Then you can take a sheet of steel and cover it.

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I'm liking this....looks like I might go this route...
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post #22 of 61 Old 10-09-2012, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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I cut mine out with the tank in. Just cut the entire tub out around the top lip. Then you can take a sheet of steel and cover it.

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what did you use to cut? I was thinking a air nibbler.
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post #23 of 61 Old 10-09-2012, 07:54 PM
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The only reason I would cut the spare tire well out is to do the tank tuck. You planning on putting a fuel pump in every year or what? Just drop the tank put one in and move on.

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I had to replace mine and it was a pain in the a**!
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post #25 of 61 Old 10-09-2012, 08:50 PM
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Unless you run into problems where you need to drill out bolts for your skid or hitch mount, it is not a big deal to drop the tank. I ended up having to drill out and re-tap 3 of the 7 or 8 mounting bolts for my skid/hitch. But other than that, it is not a big deal.

Remove the hitch, disconnect filler tube and breather tube, disconnect electrical, disconnect fuel filter, take out the last few skid bolts, put the jack under the tank, remove stands, lower skid assembly. I had to order a new fuel line set from the dealer when I replaced my pump because the old connectors were so corroded at the pump. Be prepared for that possibility.
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post #26 of 61 Old 10-09-2012, 09:01 PM
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i did it....the tank is not even an 1/8th inch from the metal. be very careful. but it is possible. if you stay close to the lock ring on the pump you have a little more room to work. you can see my first test hole to the top right of the pump in the picture....yeah i got some plastic on that one but didn't go through.

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i did it....the tank is not even an 1/8th inch from the metal. be very careful. but it is possible. if you stay close to the lock ring on the pump you have a little more room to work. you can see my first test hole to the top right of the pump in the picture....yeah i got some plastic on that one but didn't go through.
thanks a lot...exactly what I was looking for....what did you cut it with?
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thanks a lot...exactly what I was looking for....what did you cut it with?
an air grinder..maybe not one of my best decisions but just be sure the tank doesn't leak anywhere. i started with a very small hole and just kept cutting until i got just enough to get the lock ring out. my tank skid/ hitch bolts were rusting bad enough that one of the nuts that are welded to the unibody twisted off and i didn't have access to a welder at the time to fix them so i didn't want to risk not being able to get the tank back up after i dropped it because i had to drive to work Monday morning after this one.

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post #29 of 61 Old 10-09-2012, 10:10 PM
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I've had to drop my tank numerous times. It seems like its going to be more work cutting the hole with the tank there than dropping the tank.

As mentioned use a jack and stands to lower it, there's not much to it.
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post #30 of 61 Old 10-09-2012, 10:11 PM
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Just drop the darn tank, why risk it and cut into the Jeep. Sorry I just think it's dumb. It's not that hard a job and yes I did it myself.

Had almost full tank and slid flywood on big floor jack to balance load and lowered it down. Half full or empty tank no sweat.
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