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Any tips or trick before I start this project?!

Hey guys I'm flippin my shackle hangers tomorrow and was wondering if you guys have any tips or tricks?! Also I need to replace the float in my tank so my gas gauge will work right again lol can I buy just the float? '99 2.5L. I'll have before, during, and after pics for you guys tomorrow.. hopefully everything goes smooth!!
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take your bed off. you have all the grade 8 hardware you need?
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Pulled the bed bolts yesterday along with the taillight wiring and the filler neck. Going to get hardware in the morning. 3/8" x 1" correct?
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i'm pretty sure you can buy just the float for your tank.

i've bought them before, just not for my rangers
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yep 3/8th x 1. make sure theyre grade 8. youll need 8 bolts 16 washers and 8 nylock nuts
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Tip: double check everything. I'd hate for you get it all put back together then you forgot to do something then have to take it all apart again.
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haha ya i always double check cause i tend to forget small details sometimes! Does everything need to come apart or can i just put the jack under the bumper until the load is off the springs and the go from there?
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not sure in your case, but when i went to put chevy shackles on my truck i had to disconnect the shocks because they were lifting the axle before all the tension on the leafs were released
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