Fuel Tank And Receiver Hitch On A 1972 Chevy Suburban - Tank And A Hitch
6.Instead of using mounting...
6.Instead of using mounting straps, the new tank is attached to the bottom of the frame using the supplied Mounting Stud Kit, with a rubber pad between the tank and frame to reduce vibration.
7.Before the tank can be installed,...
7.Before the tank can be installed, the sending unit needs to be assembled and mounted first. Early Classic offers several different OHM-rated sending units, depending on the year of your vehicle.
8.On fuel-injected applications...
8.On fuel-injected applications where an in-tank electric fuel pump is required, ECE offers this trick removable manifold to provide an easily accessible mounting location. The manifold comes prewired and will accept most in-tank pump applications.
9a.The short hose sections...
9a.The short hose sections for the filler neck and vent tube are installed next, before the tank is lifted into place. Early Classic positions the filler neck in the same location as the original, so a special filler neck is not required. The stainless Suburban tank weighs in at a whopping 60 pounds empty weight, so having a buddy to help guide it into place is a good idea.
10a.The factory sending unit...
10a.The factory sending unit wire end does not mate to the aftermarket sending unit, so a new wire end connector needs to be crimped on. Before the tank is fully in place in the chassis, the sending unit wires need to be installed and tightened.
11.The filler and vent hoses...
11.The filler and vent hoses are slid back onto the filler neck assembly and tightened. A new rubber hose is plumbed from the tank's breather fitting back through the chassis to the original charcoal canister under the hood. This will work in conjunction with the filler neck breather to help the tank fill easier.
12a.The Early Classic Suburban...
12a.The Early Classic Suburban Hidden Hitch Kit includes an extended ball mount and license plate flip frame. The Suburban hitch mounts on the outside of the frame, while the pickup and Blazer models attach to the bottom lip. When the hitch is installed, the bumper will conceal it from view.
13a.The outer bumper brackets...
13a.The outer bumper brackets bolts use the rear hitch-mounting hole in the frame. After torquing the hitch, the rear of the license plate box is marked using the receiver as a guide. The opening can be cut out using a die grinder or similar tool to allow access to the hitch. Finally, the included flip frame is mounted to the license plate box to allow the plate to be flipped up out of the way.