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    I need a really flexible fuel fill hose because from my fuel fill it's a hard angle to the tank. All the hose I see in the auto parts place looks like it will kink. Do they make a really flexible one? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by JetBoatCop View Post
    I need a really flexible fuel fill hose because from my fuel fill it's a hard angle to the tank. All the hose I see in the auto parts place looks like it will kink. Do they make a really flexible one? Thanks

    Eric
    You need to find the corrogated wire reinforced crap, it's getting tough to find...
    Have you thought about some EMT conduit to make the bend, use it all of the time, I hate using long sections of hose, this way I only need a foot or so instead of several feet...Just a thought.

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    Like conduit used in electrical work? I'm not following. I do better with a visual aid lol. Where can you pick it up at and I'm guessing it'll hold up to fuel? Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by JetBoatCop View Post
    Like conduit used in electrical work? I'm not following. I do better with a visual aid lol. Where can you pick it up at and I'm guessing it'll hold up to fuel? Thanks
    Yeah, just like in electrical work LOL..It can be bent with a bender to any shape you want (within reason of course) and comes in several sizes, I just made a filler neck for my Motorhome a while back, came out bitchen and I got rid of five feet of fuel fill hose and seems much safer.

    If it is 1 1/4" I think you could get like a 14" radius out of it, less if you used a mandrel type bender...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JetBoatCop View Post
    Like conduit used in electrical work? I'm not following. I do better with a visual aid lol. Where can you pick it up at and I'm guessing it'll hold up to fuel? Thanks
    More like the "universal fit" radiator hoses you used to see, sort of semi-corrogated and with a spiral wire inside.

    All I have used is the hard straight stuff, yea, that'll kink in a corner.

    Might be better to make/buy and elbow and use 2 short pieces of hose.
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    What kind of elbow would you reccomend that'll be in that size?
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    Honestly, anything you can find.

    Hell, I'd probably get a copper one from a plumbing supply house if I could find the right size.

    Might try a search for fuel tank makers (aftermarket) and I'll bet they have aluminum fittings appropriate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JetBoatCop View Post
    I need a really flexible fuel fill hose because from my fuel fill it's a hard angle to the tank. All the hose I see in the auto parts place looks like it will kink. Do they make a really flexible one? Thanks

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    I found some "really flexible" fuel resistant hose at a local
    shop. I'll get the name of it when I get home this evening.
    you won't need any elbows with this stuff
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    Or get some new fuel fills. I have them in 35 and 90 deg.
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    here's some pics, It doesn't have a name on it, I'll call them in the AM
    and see what its called.




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    If your looking for aluminum pipe and fittings to make a fill tube check McMaster Carr http://www.mcmaster.com/#aluminum-pi...d-pipe/=1g8kg2 Just look for the butt x butt weld fittings. The also have steel ones which would be cheaper and easier to weld, but steel rusts. Of course they have stainless too if you want to really go all out

    You might be able to get the fittings locally at a plumbing supply house, but it would have to be one that is somewhat industrial geared as these fittings are used by pipefitters in factory settings not residential construction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by getreal View Post
    Or get some new fuel fills. I have them in 35 and 90 deg.


    Ding ding ding.. i think we have a winner.. Depending on what this will cost this looks like a winner to me.. If you plan on welding it your self Mcmaster Carr is the shit.. As far as the other tubing that looks good to but i like the specific made stuff like these fills.
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    Thanks outlaw. I'mm be looking for some of that. Did you ever find the name? If all else fails, I may go with the 90 degree fuel fill. Thanks guys
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