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Old 08-04-2004, 04:50 PM
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I have a 49 chevy 5 window pickup. I want to change out the gas tank and move it to the bed of the truck. What type of a tank do I need? The reason I am wanting to this is because I am 6 foot and 280. I am wanting to know what the best seat to put in there also to give me more room. Any suggestions?

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Old 08-04-2004, 06:14 PM
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I also have an Advance Design pickup (50 Model), I have the same problem as it sounds as if we are about the same size. I had a 35 Gallon stainless tank fabricated and mounted it in the front of the bed with the filler going through the side. I am making a wood box to match the wood in the bed so that it looks like a tool box. As for seats, My truck is also chopped 4 inches and I used 88 Chevy pickup bucket seats and chopped the bases a couple of inches. It will get done someday.
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I am building a '48 Chevy 1/2 ton and will be going with a stainless tank from Rock Valley 800-344-1934. It mounts at the rear under the bed and is designed to fit the cross member there. I believe an S-10 blazer tank would also fit the confines but have heard comments it is visable from behind as it is fairly deep. On the Chevyduty.com website guys building 55 - 57's are using a tank from '69 Mustang and modifying the sender to fit. I haven't explored if this will work on an AD truck but might be worth considering.

As far as seating there are a number of seat manufacturers (Glide, Wise Guys) but don't know if their seat would provide any additional room.
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