even more bed work
Ok, filler necks!
Well, they bolt to the bed. But they cant since the bed moves. So Pierce Arrow wants you to build a brace and aim them both into the wheel wells to fill the tanks. Lame! So i came up with an (arguably) better solution.
Starting on the rear neck:
Built this, which didnt work. The fender strut hit it.
Had to cut the hole for the filler wide open, but you cant see it with the filler door closed anyway
This actually works; the bed can go up and it holds the neck in place; when the bed comes down it guides the neck right into place. The front was much more challenging. The bed full on collides with the neck and pushes it down:
So this is what i came up with
It holds the neck right where it needs to be. But, because the bed hits the neck on the way down, you have to hold the neck up and tuck it behind the fender as it comes down. Then the bracket guides the neck into place:
No way around that one, w/o cutting a notch in the bottom of the fender to clear the neck, which i think would look dumb.
Ok so then i got to looking at the bumper. Well, no chance in hell of the stock bumper going back on. The bumper has to tilt with the bed, and there is just no room with the trailer hitch there.
Mockup with a peice of 2*4 to simulate a bumper:
Im going to have to build my own rear bumper, and its going to have to be small, so it clears everything. I also still need to re-do the water/meth injection & move my CB antenna, but i think that might be it!
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