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Old 08-08-2017, 06:37 PM
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I have never been so lucky as to get a tank to wiggle out of the frame, and past the hitch. I've pulled a whole bunch of them.


Maybe your truck is somehow different. I hope for your sake anyway, as it really sucks pulling the hitch with the gas tank flopping around in there......



one thing to do while the tank is out,
Check the fitting on top of the rubber brake hose where the steel brake line goes in ( off the rear)
Now is the time to replace that line if it is in need of repair.
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I have never been so lucky as to get a tank to wiggle out of the frame, and past the hitch. I've pulled a whole bunch of them.


Maybe your truck is somehow different. I hope for your sake anyway, as it really sucks pulling the hitch with the gas tank flopping around in there......



one thing to do while the tank is out,
Check the fitting on top of the rubber brake hose where the steel brake line goes in ( off the rear)
Now is the time to replace that line if it is in need of repair.
That is NOT what I wanted to hear! This job will probably have to wait until I can get some help. I did pull all the strap bolts one at a time and chase the threads so they will just thread on with my fingers.

I did notice that brake connection and wondered about that. Thank you, Charlie.
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Old 08-09-2017, 07:00 AM
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If your going to change out the tank.......
Bronco's had a 35 gal tank. get the pump, hanger, and fuel gauge assy

You also need to either make your own fuel tank straps, or go to the junkyard and find a Bronco with a skid plate/ tank bracket

You will lose the ability to carry a spare, BUT, if you are pulling a trailer with a 460, that extra fuel comes in handy.......
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BTW, you do know that you can pump the gas out of the tank into 5 gal buckets to make it easier to handle, right?
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I agree with Charlie you will probably have to take the hitch off. I removed a few and thought it will squeeze past but alas I ended up dropping the hitch after alot of unsavory words.
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Old 08-09-2017, 10:28 AM
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If your going to change out the tank.......
Bronco's had a 35 gal tank. get the pump, hanger, and fuel gauge assy

You also need to either make your own fuel tank straps, or go to the junkyard and find a Bronco with a skid plate/ tank bracket

You will lose the ability to carry a spare, BUT, if you are pulling a trailer with a 460, that extra fuel comes in handy.......
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BTW, you do know that you can pump the gas out of the tank into 5 gal buckets to make it easier to handle, right?
Yes, the tank has a couple of gallons in it.

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I agree with Charlie you will probably have to take the hitch off. I removed a few and thought it will squeeze past but alas I ended up dropping the hitch after alot of unsavory words.
I like unsavory words! Thank you, both.
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Old 08-09-2017, 05:37 PM
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Good to take the hitch off, and look for cracks anyway
( keep telling yourself that, maybe you'll believe it)

Good time to clean and undercoat places you can't get too

( there went the simple project)
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Thank you, Charlie. I've got to take the hitch to check for cracks, anyway.
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The bolts might be stressed, so replace them...

I happen to have a Bronco tank, but have to watch them as well, as some were nt fuel injected so be sure to get one that is... I got the one I have for a diesel so it didn't matter. I did install the 38 gallon aftermarket though. The downside of it is they don't make a sender and pump hanger to go with it. Again, this one was for a diesel, and trying to remember now if it had the big hole for the pump or not. I did have the hitch on, and yes it was a not nice word to deal with. I ended up folding the tank lip down to get clearance. What they do for the straps is simply use pipe spacers and either long bolts or threaded rod. Been up there for several years now... I also undercoated the tank before installing it.
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