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Old 05-04-2010, 10:19 AM
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1937 chevy coupe vs business coupe

I'm finding it hard to find a fuel tank for my 37 coupe. No one can tell me what the differance is between the two. It does appear that one has fuel neck on the bodyside and the other on the fender from what I have read, but would like to know why all fuel tanks I find state that it will not fit business coupe.
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well, i havent paid to much attention but i think the buisness is 3 pass. and regular coupe is 5 pass.
please post any coupe gas tank info you find, ive run into the same thing but havent got that far in my question asking
i was going to quiz all the manufactures when i get that far
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I sure will.
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matts37 was right. Business coupes didn't have a back seat so they could haul their wares. A regular coupe had a back seat. Not familiar where the gas tanks were on the 37 so can't answer about that...sorry...but chevs of the 40's has both tanks...pricey though

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well i got my tank out of my BUISNESS coupe today
it sits on the floor in the middle of the car, right behind the front seat(where the back seat would be)
which coupe do you have a70dart ?
im not going to be using my fuel tank and it looks pretty good
hard to see in the pics but its just dirty, the only rust on the outside is on one corner
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That is the same tank I have. I am really kicking around the idea of having an aluminum tank built. I know a fellow down here in Texas that builds baffled boat tanks that has built me a few tanks for my race cars. His does a good job and all for around 250$.
I couldnt believe the price of they wanted for these tanks out of 40's car parts. It's great to have it all original, but if it is completely covered, who is going to care.
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So, what are you asking for the tank?
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37 chevy business coupe

matts37chev & a70dart,

I'm late to the party, but I recently purchased a 37 chevy coupe and from the exchange of info in your posts, it appears that I have a business coupe since there is no back seat, just a bench. Under it is the fuel tank. Unfortunately the one in my coupe is someone's homemade version which has a poor make-shift vent system and you can only fill it with about 4 gallons before the fuel begins to run out the vent hose. It appears I need a new fuel tank. Have either of you found a less expensive option that 40's chev's? Thx.
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seems the coupe tanks are harder to find

i would double check the vent hose routing, make sure its not just siphoning

tank itself may also have a leak

do you have a pic of the vent hose arrangement?
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37 chevy business coupe

Would you mind taking measurements of the fuel tank from your coupe? It will help if I decide to have a new one built.

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P.S. As soon as I figure out how, I'll post a couple photos of my coupe.
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Would you mind taking measurements of the fuel tank from your coupe? It will help if I decide to have a new one built.

Thanks.

P.S. As soon as I figure out how, I'll post a couple photos of my coupe.
I no longer have my fuel tank
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1937 Coupe vs Buisness Coupe

Parts are in Catalog: Chevs of the 40's or at: www.chevsofthe40s.com , comes in stainless steel or Poly TOMMYN
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Main reason they will not sell a fuel tank for the business coupe is that it is in the passenger compartment and they will not risk liability if something happens to passengers in case of a leak or accident. Basically they wont sell them anymore. Dont know recommended way to resolve this issue. Is there a recommended tank installation for this vehicle? Thanks
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Not arguing with wlsx here but can't see what the difference is between the 37 business coupe tank and the tank in the older pickups which were directly behind the seat in the cab. There has to be someone that has these tanks I would think.
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