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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 5th, 00, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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Can anyone tell me how hard it is to replace a fuel tank on a 69 camaro? Mine has a big dent in it and I want to replace it, any helpful tips are really appreciated.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 5th, 00, 11:38 AM
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I removed my 68's last summer and it is really easy. I waited till there was hardly any gas left in it before I removed it. Then you remove the two nuts that hold the straps, loosen the filler tube thats accesable by removing the license plate(69 may be different, I can't remember), and slowly dropped the tank. When the tank is down far enough disconect the fuel line and sending unit wires and your done. I purchsed new straps becuase my originals were rusted.
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It is relitively easy .... just make sure the tank is as empty as possible. Loosen the strap nuts almost all the way...and then position a jack under the tank with a 2"x4" piece of wood or something.

Undo the nuts and wala! The straps can be removed after the tank is out of the way. 1 screw on each strap...

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Floor jack under the tank is the ONLY way to go.

A section of a pallet worked great (wider - steadier than loose wood)

Having a friend steady tank while coming down helps too.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 5th, 00, 05:53 PM
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Good luck with the removal. Be sure to check on top of the tank for your cars build sheet (if you havent found it yet). I have been told the build sheets are sometimes found there.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 7th, 00, 10:35 AM
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I just did my '68, piece of cake. siphoned all the gas out, crawled under and dropped it on my chest. it don't weigh nothin'. '69 has the cap under the plate, right? you'll have to wiggle it a little more to get it free. If you disconnect the wire inside the trunk and push the grommet out, it won't be dangling by the wire. Mine the wire was glued under the center antisquek strip so it was good that i got it all the way loose. don't forget to unscrew the ground wire, its on the pass side of the floor just in front of the tank.



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