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Old 06-06-2006, 05:04 PM
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1957 Chev Truck Fuel Tank

Hey,

I need to relocate the fuel tank in a shortbox 57 Chev Truck to under the bed.
Anybody had any luck with that? Looking for tank sizes and source.
Thanks!

Larry

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Check the tech forum here seems like someone said a 69/70 Mustang tank would work. Haven't moved my tank yet but its on the to do list.
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I think that tank might work. Thanks!

Larry
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there is a place called brothers that makes a tank just for that im going to get one for my fathers 58 he just doesn't know yet


the email address is Brothersonlinestore.com the tank is pricey but no mods

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You can go to places like brothers who have custom tanks available that will work. They are pretty spendy though.

Misc sized fuel cells will work as well, though you'll have to get creative when it comes to fuel door placement. Same with the brothers tank. I believe that one you'll have to put the fuel door in an outer fender...I could be wrong though.

And then cougar/mustang tank is another option as well. This requires that you to a little work to the rear crossmember and such, but overall isn't too bad as far as I can tell. This is the route that I want to go with for my '58 because it presents the cleanest fuel door placement since you just hide the fuel filler neck behind a flip down license plate. Another benefit is that the cost of the tanks aren't quite as steep as a custom tank, though I think there is a little finagling that has to be done with the fuel sender as well since you'd be using one specific to the tank.

Discussin on another Board about this - has some good info on the subject.
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I bought one from No Limit Engineering- great fit. If Rock Valley makes one, it will be a great tank as well. Bill
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i am going to be using the tank out of an 84 buick lesabre on my 56...

will be using the flipdown license plate bracket from the buick also so that i can use the filler neck and everything from it also....
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I'm fabricating my own out of Stainless steel. Got the plans from a truck mag and how to make hinges for the center board to flip up to access the filler neck. If you want the plans I can scan them and e-mail them to you.
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I think that tank might work. Thanks!

Larry

Im about to order a 65 mustang tank but i want the spout out the back problem is do i want gas cap hole up threw alum diamond plate bed great prices at discount body parts let me kno what you decide thanks

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i am going to be using the tank out of an 84 buick lesabre on my 56...

will be using the flipdown license plate bracket from the buick also so that i can use the filler neck and everything from it also....

Q. will this tank be a simple fit? sounds better than 65 mustang, like the flip plate to fill up. converted to r7004 now working on placeing a rear tank great info thanks lots of 57 chevy parts and small block chevy parts.
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Hey Shonn, this is a 7 year old thread.
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