Re: messed up fuel line fitting at fuel filter
It's a 1996 3.0 4WD. This was a bad mistake! I've never seen a fitting like that.
The links you sent were close, the picture of the filter looked identical, except, on the picture both inlet and outlet were the same. On mine, the outlet has the one-way fitting that needs the special tool.
At this point I think I'll be looking at a wrecking yard or a new one from ford. I'll be calling parts stores to see if there is any kind of repair kit.