And if there was a way to make an access panel look good, I'd do that.When I think of people doing this, I think of the people who also cut a whole in there firewall to change out there heater core..
I will be doing this in a few weeks. and posting some pictures. I dont think its a very bad idea at all especially while running aftermarket pumps and ive already pulled my tank 2 times to replace tank and pump over the years.
Foxbody tank is simple to drop and r&r a pump, there should really be no need to cut up your hatch area for that but it's your car. If you want to pull year hair out own a s10 or in my case a gmc syclone. You have to pull the bed completely off the frame in order to get to the top of the tank and pump etc.