of the mods a jeep can have is an access hatch to the in-tank fuel
pump. I'm having issues, again, with the fuel pump so now's the time to
cut the hatch. This jeep has a 3" body lift which gives more distance
between the top of the fuel tank and underside of the body.
|I'm committed now!
|The cut-out is not perfectly centered due to reinforcing members on the underside of the body.
|The issue (burst fuel line) - easy to solve.
The fault is 100% mine - I didn't verify that small section of fuel line to be fuel-injector system pressure rated.
|Some might be looking at the setup while scratching their head. Good
eye. This is a 1990 Wrangler that has a Mopar MPFI fuel injector kit on
it. The pickup is a hacked together thing (from some prior owner that
did the upgrade). I have made subtle improvements to the assembly, but
in the end, it's "not factory".
|Now to make it so the cut-out can be fastened back into place...
I have some flat stock handy...
All that is needed to access the fuel pump is a standard or Phillips head screwdriver. The two flat bars get double-use as a drift and hammer to loosen the fuel pump retainer ring.