1996 gmc sierra
Isn't there an access hatch where you don't have to do either?....just undo the six cover bolts~?
good question,is there???
Three sided cut above pump area, bend box metal back, do pump job, beat metal back down then spot weld. That Way you won't have to unbolt anything. Did this a few times myself on older trucks.
Thanks mark, risky though!!!
once you get there, the configuration will look like this, where there's a locking ring~
photo seems cargo box was removed
gonna be a two man job, to remove the box...got a nice flat area would think about four bolts and two straps at this point~
mmooney is right, gotta weld the flap back, nothing will catch fire, as long as no gasoline isn't exposed~
Cut an opening and screw down a larger piece of metal to cover it. http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/766463/original/fuelpumpconnectors.jp g
Tenspeed, can you get those dimensions on where to cut? You probably are more in touch with this info than any of us, so a drawing or dimensions would help this feller~
for sure good idea mark, the cutting part is where i have safety issues any suggestions
I'm guessing a ten inch square but cannot tell from the front or back as some carpet padding is blockin'~
if you've got a sawzall could start with a small hole or perhaps hole each corner and play connect the dots~ tin snips are out of the question unless you're a gorilla~
mind the depth, use some setcollars or a wad of electrical tape on the drill to remind yourself to not drill into the gastank~ the metal is perhaps 12 ga. or .101"~
smallest sawblade with the most teeth 48/in. would be nice~
or if you've access to air power, a "cut-off" tool 3 1/2" abrasive roundNround at 4000 rpm would throw a few sparks but would make a neat job of it~
thanks for the help judge,tenspeed, moony,very, grateful
glad I can help, these aren't too wonky, if you can get 'em clean~
I used a hammer and sharp chisel to start my hole, then i just bent it back and slid a bedliner in it.
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