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Gas gauge on full need PDF how to drop tank

Read through info here on trouble shooting the sender and gauge. Have determined it is the sender. I need a step by step on how to safely drop the tank and check/replace the sender.
Anyone have a PDF on this procedure?
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No PDF here but this is a good outline:
Consult your AIM for your year, 69 has no issues with the fuel filler neck.
67 and 68 some disassembly required in the trunk. Others will jump in on details...

Procedure all years:
Disconnect Battery to de-engerize frame.
Drain the tank into a safe approved container.
Support the tank from below with a wood block and floor jack.
Disconnect lines at tank side/fuel rail.
Unscrew sender ground.
The tank support straps attach with a bolt and a standard socket should be able to reach. One side of straps is all you do the other is like a hinge at the rear.
Lower the tank with the jack.

I think that is it off the top of my head John


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What year ? It's not hard at all.
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It is a 67
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No PDF here but this is a good outline:
Consult your AIM for your year, 69 has no issues with the fuel filler neck.
67 and 68 some disassembly required in the trunk. Others will jump in on details...

Procedure all years:
Disconnect Battery to de-engerize frame.
Drain the tank into a safe approved container.
Support the tank from below with a wood block and floor jack.
Disconnect lines at tank side/fuel rail.
The tank support straps attach with a bolt and a standard socket should be able to reach. One side of straps is all you do the other is like a hinge at the rear.
Lower the tank with the jack.

I think that is it off the top of my head John
Good description. All I have to add is to unplug the Brown wire inside the trunk & feed it down through the hole. There are 2, 1 for the sender and one for the license plate light. If the car is a 67 or 68 you can usually reach the big clamp where the tank connects to the filler hose by removing the rear license plate to access the large square hole behind it. Don't forget to also unhook the black ground wire that goes from the tank to the body.
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Re: Gas gauge on full need PDF how to drop tank

I have taken mine off a few times and never thought to disconnect the battery. Great safety tip...
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Thanks guys!
Where is the best place to buy a high quality sender!
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Re: Gas gauge on full need PDF how to drop tank

Good write-up, Brian.
Since a '67, and same with a '68, you will have to remove the rear license plate and bracket for loosening the fuel filler hose from the tank.

On the tank strap bolts, I suggest you lube them with something, 3-in-1 Oil, WD40, gear lube, as this lube will aid in removal of the nuts. If the bolts break, you can use 3/8 allthread and a locknut to secure the stud and a flat washer and double nut the strap.

Assemblying the new sending unit to the tank, lube the O-ring with petro jelly. It will make moving the nut easier.

Duct tape/spot RTV, the tan wire to the top of the tank, in a valley, before lifting in place. This will keep the tire out of harms way of getting crushed.

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