Gas tank filler tube removal

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  1. Dennis Gerard

    Dennis Gerard Well-Known Member

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    do you need a special tool to remove the 3 strange screws holding the tube to body?
     
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    On what?
     
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    68 barracuda
     
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    This is on a 68 Barracuda
     
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    No, just a Phillips head that fits the screws
     
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    these are not phillips heads round with 4 cuts on outside edge
     
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    Post a pic.
     
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      Have you picked at them to see if the slots are full of corrosion?
       
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        strange screws

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        tamper proofs so no one snakes the quick filler. cut a slot or drill out and replace. or find that bit. Eaton made them for Mopar for radios too
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          Yep, security screws.

          I would be tempted to use a good needle nose pliers and grab two of those slots and gently try and turn them out. Go easy so not to damage the head.
           
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          Yep, tape up the tank opening real good and Mototool a slot in those puppies
           
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          I ended up taking a small flat tip screw driver and was able to turn them till I could get vise grips on them , anyway got the old gas tank out and now getting ready to insyall new one and clean filler tube
           
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          I use needle nose vise grips to back them out a few turns from inside the trunk area. Then I can grab the head outside. Reverse procedure to tighten them back in again. Others are easier than fastback of course.