View Full Version : Pulling the fuel tank

02-20-2008, 05:46 PM
very soon im going to be pulling the fuel tank on my 78ss. Never done this before and just curious what to expect? while it is out is there anything that should be done?

02-20-2008, 06:06 PM
Check the platform screws. If they are looking like they may be pulling out, when the tank is out is the time to replace them with thru bolts. I just got to wondering, does it have a platform?

02-21-2008, 03:05 PM
that will be the reason for pulling the tank installing a new one

02-22-2008, 03:54 PM
Thanks guys, saved me a question. I have a fiberglass platform and wanted to remove it for storage (boat won't fit in garage with it) and to use as a template to cut a pad for it. Was wondering if I had to pull the tank to do so....seems I do. Trying to bring a 82SS back to life.

02-22-2008, 07:33 PM
I would think you only have SS lags holding platform on from factory. If you do pull tank, your gas line from filler tube to tank ( acouple of inches ) is probably shot.

02-23-2008, 11:27 AM
put a cool billet or anodized fill cap and hole on while you're at it.