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So here goes my first post asking for some help. I recently bought a 2003 V8 Access Cab Tundra. 107k miles on it and I found some rust under the bed liner as well as underneath. My current summer project for the truck is to clean it up and hit it with some por 15 and such. My own problem right now is that I wasn't sure where I should disconnect my gas fill line. Most of the stuff I found online mentioned to take the 3-4 screws from the outside holding the cap and push it through. Well after I did that and I pushed the bed around to see if anything else was going on I saw that the liens were still attached to the bed. I included a few pictures below to help out. Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm guessing it looks like I'm going to have to remove the clamps and just slide the lines out from what I can tell.

Shot from outside looking into the gas fill.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bwk25wXwuk9ZVFQtU0hfLTZLV0U

Shot from underneath looking up at the lines. You can see they are attached to a bracket attached to the bed.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bwk25wXwuk9ZdU5aOTNVM2V4Z2M

I apologize if there is something I may have overlooked when searching. I didn't see anything specific as to this particular issue. I also tossed a post in the maintenance/repair section as I wasn't sure which would garner a faster response. I was hoping to get this finished up by Wednesday.

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Pati3ntZer0
 

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I would lean towards removing the hose clamps. The rusted fasteners holding that bracket to the hoses looks like they would be a pain. Make sure you have less than a 1/4 tank when you remove the hose from the side of the tank and make sure you have aclean rag to plug the tank and vent lines right away.
 

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Thank you very much for the guidance. After I took a break and went back and looked I was thinking the same thing. I am going to work on it some more again today when I get home from work. The main fill line's clamp is facing upwards so I'm hoping that I'll be able to spin that baby downward to get it off. I may have lucked out as I think I'm below 1/4 tank so I just need to get some clean rags to plug the lines up. :)

If I can get those lines off I'm going to grab a extra set of hands to pull the bed off tomorrow. I have a por 15 starter kit and I started to attack the rust on top of my truck bed. I spent yesterday grinding and wire brushing off the surface rust (I probably went a little overkill.. But my old 05 Ranger rotted out from underneath where water got caught in the heat shield.). After that I did the cleaner/degreaser and metal prep. I didn't have enough time to start the painting since you need to apply the second coat when the first is still a little tacky (approx 2.5-5 hrs). I'm going to finish that up today. Tomorrow will be pulling the whole thing off and attacking the underside if I can get those lines off!
 
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