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Old 09-03-2017, 03:35 PM
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Default fuel pump/filler neck replacement what else

searched...couldn't find anything that really addressed my issue precisely.
"new" purchase to replace my 2004 Sierra that gave its life to protect me in June, I'll post more on that and pictures in an introduction thread. for now I'd like to use the remainder of the holiday weekend getting information together.

on the drive home I noticed the fuel gauge pinned at above max...of course it ran out of gas on the way home and the ONE thing I didn't bring was one of my million fuel cans...from previous experience that screams fuel float issue of some sort. I ordered the factory service manual and electrical manual. I also ordered a fuel pump assembly online F57Z9H307FA the entire assembly with the float I don't have time to play around if I'm lifting the bed. I'll inspect the connector when I get it off. While filling up at the gas station, topping off the tank caused a river of a leak so I'm assuming from the searching that I did that the filler neck/gasket is the issue and ordered F47Z9034P.

I'm getting ready to pull the bed and I'm left with the following questions:
1. If I can get all of the bolts out, can 4 moderately sized adults safely and easily lift the bed off?
2. Is there a separate fuel filler neck gasket at the base of the neck to the fuel tank like sn95 mustangs (did all mid 90s fords leak gas???) or is the neck I ordered enough?
3. while I have the bed off, which seems like a rather large job, what else should I be inspecting while there...exhaust...leaf springs...shackles...shocks...brake and fuel lines. am I missing anything?
4. if I end up breaking bed bolts, does anyone offer them cheaper than $55 for the set, or is there a way I can replace them with a standard bolt and washer setup and delete the captured washer/clip?

Thank you for any help you have to offer (probably but hopefully not from knuckle-busting experience).

here's the links for parts if anyone needs them...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/131313135727
http://www.ebay.com/itm/351397722076
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Old 09-03-2017, 03:48 PM
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Do you have a ranger??

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Never mind. As far as lifting the bed, me and my 70 year old got mine off

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Old 09-06-2017, 01:04 AM
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Do you have a ranger??

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Never mind. As far as lifting the bed, me and my 70 year old got mine off

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Yes, in signature. Safely, or was it my typical super-sketch-but-got-the-job-done? Two of the people just had shoulder surgeries a few months ago so I'd prefer it to be "easy" (safe) with the 4-5 of us.
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Old 09-06-2017, 01:15 AM
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Yes, in signature. Safely, or was it my typical super-sketch-but-got-the-job-done? Two of the people just had shoulder surgeries a few months ago so I'd prefer it to be "easy" (safe) with the 4-5 of us.
Yeah you don't want them to get hurt. If you have a come a long that will work too

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Old 09-06-2017, 12:11 PM
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Getting the bed off is not hard job. 6 torx bolts, 3 around filler cap, 4 on each taillight. Not sure abut styleside but stepside beds have smaller torx bolts along rail & under rubber step pad. Total weight of bed is way under 200 pounds. Just 2 of us lifted it off & on no prob.

Sorry best thing to do is get the $55 bolt set. I would not use anything else, not even the old set.

Hint on Torx. If your torx socket is slightly rounded at the end grind it flat. Socket will dig deeper & have better grip.

Yes, check what you can under the bed. The shackles attaching leaf springs to frame tend to rust out. A bit of bitch to replace but not expensive.

Lastly hit at least the bottom of the bed with some rust treatment & if you have time treat the frame too. Makes a big difference in long run.
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Getting the bed off is not hard job. 6 torx bolts, 3 around filler cap, 4 on each taillight. Not sure abut styleside but stepside beds have smaller torx bolts along rail & under rubber step pad. Total weight of bed is way under 200 pounds. Just 2 of us lifted it off & on no prob.

Sorry best thing to do is get the $55 bolt set. I would not use anything else, not even the old set.

Hint on Torx. If your torx socket is slightly rounded at the end grind it flat. Socket will dig deeper & have better grip.

Yes, check what you can under the bed. The shackles attaching leaf springs to frame tend to rust out. A bit of bitch to replace but not expensive.

Lastly hit at least the bottom of the bed with some rust treatment & if you have time treat the frame too. Makes a big difference in long run.
With 192K miles should I be buying shackles before even pulling this bed off, and if so, stock replacements are fine or is there an aftermarket "upgrade" I should be looking towards? Thanks for your insight!
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