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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 26th, 03, 03:42 AM Thread Starter
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I'm looking drop the gas tank and search for the elusive buildsheet on my 67 Camaro. I purchased this SS/RS on consignment from M&M Corvette out of San Dimas SoCAL back in 1992. It just turned 47,000 miles and wears it's original red paint, drivetrain 396/325 THM and A.I.R pump.

What is the best way to drop the tank and take some pictures? Any and all advice on how to safely do this would be appreciated. I'll let everyone know what I found.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 26th, 03, 09:02 AM
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Don't have a trouble light with you I know someone who blew his car up when gas hit the light bulb he was very lucky he didn't get killed
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Oct 26th, 03, 09:47 AM
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Run the tank dry first of all.
Use a floor jack or have a flat dolly under the tank rigged to hold the tank in place while you remove the tank strap bolts.
Detach the fuel lines and cap them.
Watch how far you drop it because the fuel sender wire and ground wire aren't very long.
A flashlight is plenty bright enough to see whether there's something there or not. The flash from the camera will illuminate it enough for a good picture or two.

Good luck and happy treasure hunting!

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I found mine on top of my tank. If you are only looking to see if it is still there, you wont have to detach the fuel lines or anything too drastic. Put a floor jack under the tank (it would help things if it is empty) the undo the nuts on the tank straps and let the tank down slowly. Shine a flashlight on the drivers side and see if you can see it. You should be able to let it down enough to see if it's there or not. If you do find it, you may want to take the whole tank out then to make it easier to retrieve it. Mine was towards the front of the drivers side. It was all there except for a corner of it. It took me awhile to be able to read it. Good Luck

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