Pulling the Gas Tank

I have a bit of down time, so I thought maybe I should do something with the ol’ girl.  Popping the gas tank out seems easy enough.

First, I need to get the fuel expansion chamber out of the way.  I’ll just leave the screw in place for now.  I’ve never messed with crimps like this (VW newb, yes).  I’ll figure it out as I go.  I’m sure this stuff is all common hardware, however one of the purposes for this blog is to remind me what things look like before I took it apart. I’m trying to avoid a “where did this come from” moment. I know that’s wishful thinking.

Now just four bolts and it should pop right out.  Disconnect the fuel line on the bottom.   Don’t forget the wire to the sending unit.

The bulkhead and beam appear to be in better condition than I expected.

For reference, these parts are in tote 21321.

Ps.  I don’t see a problem here.