Don had purchased 4' of fuel line. With it cut into two equal lengths, the line was attached to the hose bards and a hose clamp used to secure it in place.
Since this was Don's Rubicon, it was his choice as to where the filter would get mounted. Obviously, it requires a relatively protected area, out of harms way and away from the trail obstacles.
Don decided to mount it to the floor of the tub on the driver's side. Looking at the above photo, this spot is the rear edge of where the driver's side back seat passenger would have there feet parked. There is a slight indentation from the factory and it was in this spot that we drilled a pair of mounting holes.
Before you bolt the filter housing in place, be sure to make a note of which hose is the IN and which is the OUT. Once you have the filter housing mounted, you won't be able to see the marking on the top of the housing. Just in case you forgot to look, the OUT hose is located closest to the housing's mounting holes.
Two holes later, along with a couple of 3/8" mounting bolts, the filter housing was secured to the tub. Don and I both agreed that this was a pretty good mounting location. When it is time to replace the filter, it will be easy to access while making a minimal amount of mess.
Here is a pic of the two button head mounting bolts that Don used for the filter housing. The button heads are not likely to snag any gear that Don will have in this area. In case you are wondering, Don has his tub lined.
With the filter housing mounted, it was time to cut the gas line and splice the rubber fuel line onto the factory metal line. Suffice it to say that Don and I took our time in correctly identifying the gas line (there are three of them that look quite a bit alike) and deciding on the optimal location for making the cut. That old saying...."Measure twice, cut once" certainly applies in this situation. We both independently traced the fuel line from the engine's injector rail back to the gas tank.
When we both were in agreement about which line required cutting, Don made the decision as to where that cut should be made. He selected a point very close to where the metal fuel transitions into the rubber hose that terminates at the fuel tank. There is a coupling that can be taken apart to separate the line from the gas tank....and it was just behind that coupling that Don cut the metal fuel line. He used a hacksaw, the style that has the blade protruding out of the end of the holder that made it much easier to get to the fuel line.
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