lets see your Bronco II fuel pump access holes you cut


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thinking of just chopping up an access panel for the fuel pump. Just curious to see how guys patched it up. Pics appreciated
 


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I never did any more than what was in the pics. There was a rubber mat over it so the panel never moved. The panel was cut from a parts b-2.







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look carefully before you cut. if you can, hack up a junk yard truck with a portable sawzall so you have a good panel and know precisely what you want to do. easy to fawk the lines up if your not careful. but its easy all the way around at that.
 

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i never actually thought of that...great idea to cut out an oversized section of a salvaged truck. Ill look for one
 

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Fueldoor4.jpg Fueldoor5.jpg

I gave up looking for a scrap truck to butcher, so I just made a plate out of sheet steel. Made a gasket out of grey RTV, lined everything with door edge guard. It's a very worthwhile mod, I no longer stress about driving the truck out of town or putting a full tank of fuel in it (the 2 times that fuel pumps always seem to crap out). With the carpet back in, you can't even tell it's there.
 
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Reviving an old thread so nobody can accuse me of not searching!

Could any of you post pictures that show exactly where to cut? Measurements would be even better!

I just dropped my tank for the third time trying to get rid of a gas smell. Three times is enough!

Much appreciated!

- Joe.
 

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I need to do this...
 

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Just look closely at Richards pictures and look at your BII. You'll easily see where to cut.
Make a panel like he did, don't try to make a small one just for the sending unit/pump. The other thing in the picture is a vent with a rubber gasket that dries out and leaks gas fumes. You get them both as one part and it's cheap. Replace the hose while you are there, use gas/fuel rated hose or it will fall apart.
Also be sure to replace your lock ring for the sending unit/pump, the old one will flatten out a little and work lose. It has like a double hump and it locks in place. Take it off and put it back and the humps flatten a little and won't stay tight. You'll get gas seeping around the ring if that happens.
BTDT on both of the above, actually a shop resused the old ring and threw away the new ring I gave them and didn't replace the vent and gasket. I had to fix both to stop the gas smell.
 


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