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Offline 1967 eight barrel

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Fuel tank install with fuel neck in place, can it be done?
« on: April 07, 2016, 07:37:17 PM »
I am trying to button up the posterior of my '67 Shelby, however I would like to install the tail lamp panel and bumper now, but still have access via the tank opening through the floor until I get the trap door aligned.  I thought perhaps I could slide the tank under the neck if I pushed the rubber hose all the way up on the filler neck.
Under normal circumstances, I would leave the gas cap off and install it later, but you can't get the pop open gas cap on once the tail lamp panel is mounted.

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Offline Bob Gaines

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Re: Fuel tank install with fuel neck in place, can it be done?
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2016, 10:08:40 PM »
I am trying to button up the posterior of my '67 Shelby, however I would like to install the tail lamp panel and bumper now, but still have access via the tank opening through the floor until I get the trap door aligned.  I thought perhaps I could slide the tank under the neck if I pushed the rubber hose all the way up on the filler neck.
Under normal circumstances, I would leave the gas cap off and install it later, but you can't get the pop open gas cap on once the tail lamp panel is mounted.

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It can be done but with that said you do not want to do it that way.
Bob Gaines,Shelby enthusiast, Shelby collector , Shelby concours judge SAAC,MCA,Mid America Shelby

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Re: Fuel tank install with fuel neck in place, can it be done?
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2016, 03:22:03 AM »
Bob, I know it's not ideal, at least on me physically, but what difficulties did you encounter doing it this way?

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Offline Bob Gaines

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Re: Fuel tank install with fuel neck in place, can it be done?
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2016, 10:42:03 PM »
Bob, I know it's not ideal, at least on me physically, but what difficulties did you encounter doing it this way?

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It is a very tight fit and easy to tear something up.You will regret it if you try to do it that way.
Bob Gaines,Shelby enthusiast, Shelby collector , Shelby concours judge SAAC,MCA,Mid America Shelby