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Gas tank strap removal..

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by SS66, Sep 7, 2006.

  1. SS66

    SS66 1/2 ton status

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    Is removing the bumper the easiest way to get to the bolts that hold the tank straps on my 88 k5? I can barely see into this area and know it would be impossible to get from underneath.. but dont want to go through the trouble of removing the bumper if that wont get me anywhere either.

    Thanks
     
  2. 4xcrazy

    4xcrazy 3/4 ton status

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    It's not impossible to remove them from underneath, just takes some patience. Done it several times already.:crazy:
     
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    its pretty easy if you have a swivle socket you don't have to mess with the bumper at all
     
  4. fireplug

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    That said, removing the bumper does give you direct access to the straps.
     
  5. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    My 89 if you open the tail gate the strap bolts are in plain sight and VERY easy to get to. :confused:
     
  6. SS66

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    Thanks for the help guys.. I guess I will be attempting to remove the bumper.

    I dare not try to open the tailgate... It will probably fall off if I do.. good ole Wisconsin rust
     
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    No need for bumper removal. There is a trim strip between the bumper and tail pan. You can wiggle it out and get access from there. I just did this 3 weeks ago on mine.
     
  8. dyeager535

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    You get better lighting and easier access/less in the way to pull the tank without the bumper.

    I've done it both ways, I'd rather not mess with the bumper in the way.
     

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