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Access plate for fuel pump/sending unit

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Jackson 88K5, Dec 4, 2000.

  1. Jackson 88K5

    Jackson 88K5 1/2 ton status

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    Has any one made a plate to access the top of their gas tank? I'm thinking about cutting a square section out this up coming weekend because I have lowered that tank three too many times.

    If it breaks, upgade it.
     
  2. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    i have not done this yet but have thought about it. i was just thinking of cutting a door and putting hinges on it and also putting some kind of rubber gasket so to speak around it to seal it

    s.smith 77blazer lookin 4 mud
     
  3. Stoopalini

    Stoopalini 1/2 ton status

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    Hey,

    Yea, I did that on my previous vehicle. It was an '88 GMC Full Size Jimmy. You will still have to remove the tank though.

    What I did was:
    - drop the tank
    - pull back the carpet
    - drill 4 holes (one for each corner)
    - cut out the panel with a sawzall

    Then I:

    - Took 4, 1" x 4" steel plates (about 1/8" thick)
    - Drilled a hole into the center of each (I think they were 1/2" holes)
    - Welded a nut to the back side of each plate at the hole
    - Tack welded these 4 plates onto each corner of the access hole
    - placed the panel back into place
    - drilled 1 hole in each corner to line up with the steel plate's hole/nut
    - used 4 bolts to screw the plate down

    This took me a whole afternoon, but I was made sure I would never have to drop the fuel tank for a replacement pump again!

    Hope this helps,

    Thomas

    -- '84 K5 Blazer --
    http://Stoopalini.coloradok5.com
     
  4. Jackson 88K5

    Jackson 88K5 1/2 ton status

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    Thomas, Thanks for the info. This gives me a good idea what I will be needing to get this job done.

    If it breaks, upgade it.
     
  5. blazer72

    blazer72 1/2 ton status

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    After the Y2K5 run were I had a problem with my in-tank pump I did this. I used a sawsall to cut the bed floor and then used a bed floor replacement panel from LMC, I did not pull the tank to cut the hole. That was the point to get to the pump sender with the tank in the blazer. The holes about 14 X14 centered over the sender.

    I understand the jeep thing I drive a BLAZER!!

    Ken
     

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