<VV> How High Should It Be?

shortle shortle556 at earthlink.net
Sun Oct 30 12:18:26 EDT 2011

Hi Bob, The answer to your question is "not very". Due to the shape of the tank and the fact that it's already fairly high it does not need to be up much. A lift makes it easier but not much. 
Timothy Shortle in Durango Colorado 81301 USA
FC PGs are MUCH easier to remove the gas tanks and drive 

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>Subject: <VV> How High Should It Be?
>Have to remove the gas tank from my Rampside (1963, 1st-design manual shifter).
>Have to do this on my garage floor.  I have done it previously, but 
>have had a lift available.  Not this time.
>So I have to jack up the truck and put it on jack 
>stands.  Question:  How high does the truck need to be to ensure that 
>I can get the tank out?  I know that these FC tanks kinda drop down 
>and move rearward in the removal process, and I don't want to reach 
>the floor before I have cleared the truck.
>So -- do ordinary jack stands provide enough clearance?  Or do I need 
>to be looking for a taller alternative?
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