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    Damned rodents got me again .Mouse or chipmunk chewed a hole in the return fuel line of my Ranger ,leaked gas like a sieve .Several ways to repair it,either remove the bed,jack it up like I did or drop the gas tank .Parts coming from flea bay,can't find them locally . I need a few ferrets or outside cats evidently .
    With it propped up by over tightening the rear bolts it can't fall .It's safer than it looks .
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    I'd be PISSED!

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    The worst part of the whole ordeal was removing the six bed bolts,rusty you know .Shot them with WD 40 rust buster formula .Impact wrench wouldn't move them .My 200 pounds and a 4 foot cheater pipe got it .Broke two T-55 drivers in the process .

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    I'm in a never-ending life-long running skirmish with rodents and their love of chewing on auto parts myself. It does piss one off .

    Nice job, Al...per normal.
    "Confidence is the feeling you sometimes have before you fully understand the situation."

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    Vermins ... Had to hard pipe my gas grill from the house supply all the way through. Rodent damage to the flexible lines repeated. Even chewed the stainless braided cover stuff.

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    That really sucks man
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    Bummer, nice hillbilly gantry BTW.

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    "Hey, the inny-net's not working."
    Lemme look. Oh. I. See. Drop ceiling rats had chewed up the outer jacket on the CAT-5 cables, then bitten through the cable, broke at least 2 copper pairs. Too bad it wasn't 110V wire to have zapped them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flushcut View Post
    Bummer, nice hillbilly gantry BTW.
    Some times ya gotta do what ya gotta do .I could lift it by hand but I needed another to put a prop under it .Fact with the rear bolts loose I could raise it up a foot just by sitting on the tail gate .
    I knew something was amiss when I used 3/4 of a tank of gas driving home from Toledo which is about 85 miles .It usually gets 26 MPG not 7 or 8 .