CUCV M1009 Fuel lines

cucvrus

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I’ve been searching for new fuel lines, both supply and return. I just bought a new fuel tank, it was gunked up like you wouldn’t believe. The lines are the same, I’d rather buy new than clean the old. Any help would be appreciated, I couldn’t find anything on the original lines.
Everything you have pictured is scrap. It is NOT savable. The fuel tank would make a great drip pan at best if you cut the top off. All the parts you have pictured are available. The little hose with the plug off is useless. Just plug that line. Get a new 25 gallon tank and sending unit. Replace all the frame metal lines by bending new lines bought in 6 ft length or bulk line. You can find used lines preformed in good condition. Because of the length the shipping may be moderate in price. Good Luck. Let me know if I can help in any way. I may have a set of stock used fuel lines for the frame. I know I have a stock sending unit or 2 but the chance of the gauge being accurate would be on you. I don't warrant used electrical known problem parts. It's a risk for both sides. But it would serve the fuel supply function. Good Luck. Be Safe.
 

JoeJoe_91

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Thank you!! I did buy a new fuel tank and sending unit, I worded it wrong. I just need fuel lines(supply and return), I got the sending unit that deleted the 3rd line. I’ve never bent lines, but I do have a pipe bending tool so that might be my best bet. I installed a clear filter before the spin on filter, that’s how I knew there was junk in my lines. I tried driving to the store and the plastic filter kept caving in like it was fighting for air. I parked it before I caused more damage.
 

ehuppert

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Thank you!! I did buy a new fuel tank and sending unit, I worded it wrong. I just need fuel lines(supply and return), I got the sending unit that deleted the 3rd line. I’ve never bent lines, but I do have a pipe bending tool so that might be my best bet. I installed a clear filter before the spin on filter, that’s how I knew there was junk in my lines. I tried driving to the store and the plastic filter kept caving in like it was fighting for air. I parked it before I caused more damage.
Buy rolls of nicoop line and make your own! Or, buy straight sections of nicopp and use a union! Nicopp bends easier and will last longer than the rest of the truck! Been down the preformed aftermarket lines road. Usually they don't fit very well, or they're inferior product!. I personally also never use the clear plastic filters! (or glass) I consider both a fire hazard...
 

JoeJoe_91

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Buy rolls of nicoop line and make your own! Or, buy straight sections of nicopp and use a union! Nicopp bends easier and will last longer than the rest of the truck! Been down the preformed aftermarket lines road. Usually they don't fit very well, or they're inferior product!. I personally also never use the clear plastic filters! (or glass) I consider both a fire hazard...
I’ve definitely decided to make my own, and your input on the NiCopp line is much appreciated. I wanted to follow the way it’s hooked up, simply because it sounds easier in my head. The supply line has 2 breaks in it before the pump, the 1st one breaks and just has a rubber hose connecting them, the 2nd break is behind the front passenger tire where it’s threaded and has an empty slot to add an electric pump or something. It will be less likely to leak though if I just keep it simple and make it 1 piece from the tank to the pump. Thanks again, I’m gonna go price shopping on some NiCopp line.

I’m still in the process of getting her road worthy, haven’t had her but maybe a month. I only put that plastic filter in to see what it looks like after driving a few miles. It’s what made me drop the tank, notice the smudge sitting at the bottom. Funny thing is that it was running pretty good, just sucked getting it started. The check valve before the filter made starting a little bit easier, that’s for sure.
 

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