63 Impala convertible fuel filler line - Impala Tech
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-25-2015, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
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63 Impala convertible fuel filler line

It appears that the rip-out of the old parts appears rather simple. Installing all new parts also looks easy. Is replacing the fuel filler line as easy as it looks?

Parts look like less that $100 (filler grommet, filler line, connection hose and clamps). If it is as simple as disconnecting the hose from the tank, tearing out the filler grommet, removing all the old stuff, and then replacing everything in the reverse order, I expect it would take about an hour.

I don't see any hot work, but I may be wrong. So if the tank is not near full, the tank does not need to be drained. Is that correct?

Any helpful hints from those who have tackled the job?

Thanks.
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Pretty easy as you said. Near empty would be better and I would boil out the tank as well. Dont forget the gas gauge wire.
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Pretty easy as you said. Near empty would be better and I would boil out the tank as well. Dont forget the gas gauge wire.
Thanks for the response.

I tend to be rather cautious about starting jobs I've never done before. It's painful to start something that looks within my capabilities only to discover its harder than it appears. There is also a big difference between what I could do in my teens (the last time I owned a '63 Chevy) and now in my mid-sixties!!
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