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Old 05-01-2015, 07:25 AM
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Default Things to do while the bed is off?

I'll have the bed off of the truck in a few weeks to repair some body damage, and I'm wondering what all I should do that's fairly cheap while it's off.

I've honestly thought about taking the tank out and cleaning it, as my fuel filter is absolutely filthy every time I change it every 5k miles. Is this worth doing? Any other fuel tank modifications I should do to it while the beds off? Any other problems or upgrades that should be done with the bed off? And does anyone have any info on cleaning a tank out?


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Old 05-01-2015, 08:01 AM
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Put a sump in the tank and while you're doing it, wash it out with paint thinner or kerosene and compressed air.
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Old 05-01-2015, 08:19 AM
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No need to clean tank.
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Old 05-01-2015, 08:49 AM
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pop the sender out and look at the fingers on the rheostat for your fuel level float. if they are worn out, the curved up ends may have broke off and soon your fuel gauge will be reading incorrectly. its not common from what ive seen but since you have the bed off, may as well check.

probably wouldnt hurt to clean the rust off the frame if there is any and recoat it.
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Old 05-01-2015, 10:47 AM
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Do a smokey burnout
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Do a smokey burnout
Always fun having to explain why there is melted rubber on your back window
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Old 05-01-2015, 02:57 PM
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Clean, remove corrosion and re paint the frame.
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Good time to install a lift pump and sump.
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My dad did that once and ended up throwing a rock into the back window and shattering it
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Good time to install a lift pump and sump.
Yep, perfect time. Also, check all your fuel lines for leaks or cracks. Might be a good time to replace them with something better. Check you wiring and clean the connector contacts.
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Replace that rear brake line!!!!

X2 to what James said about the fuel sender.
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x3 Frame paint if necessary
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Old 05-12-2015, 07:11 AM
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The frames already been painted, but I'm sure there are spots that I missed or need recoating, so I'll take care if that.

Someone mentioned a brake line? Which one is known to need replacing?

I planned on a lift pump anyway, so I guess I should do that while the beds off. Going to run Kennedy diesels single pump for cost sake. Thanks guys!


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Great time to cut off the spare tire mount and cross member for weight savings.
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