...i 12 volts straight to the wires coming from the front tank and still nothing...
So, you tried putting 12 volts straight to the fuel pump and got nothing. Is that right? If so, it should run but since it didn't my first guess would be a bad tank ground. No ground=no run. You could hook everything back up, turn the key on and try grounding the tank by hand (maybe rub a wire between the tank and the frame) and see if you hear the pump turn on. See where that leads.