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Old 01-30-2011, 12:39 PM
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1971 chevy truck fuel tank fill hole

I am looking for some ideas on how to plug the hole in the cab where the stock fuel filler tube came through on my 71 Chevy truck. I'm going to run a fuel cell in the bed and run on e85 and use the space behind the seat for speakers. it has fresh paint so i do not want to weld and fill was thinking a large rubber plug. anyone know where to get one to fit or a better idea?

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Why don't you just cut the filler neck off of your tank and put it back in there. Then it will look like the factory tank it still there and not look like a rigged afterthought. I think a plug that big would look real tacky.
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cut filler piece


weld in
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and then i read the rest of the story.... new paint

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ya i could cut the neck off and leave it in there but the tank is in good condition. just thought i could find something like the original rubber grommet that the filler neck goes through without the hole in it that would seal it up.
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Why don't you just cut the filler neck off of your tank and put it back in there. Then it will look like the factory tank it still there and not look like a rigged afterthought. I think a plug that big would look real tacky.
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Make a nice looking aluminum or stainless sheetmetal plate that fits the recessed lip of the hole and brush finish or polish the plate and then rivet it in place with a dozen rivets or so...gives that "aircraft skin" look. Don't be skimpy with the rivets, if you use just a few it looks cobbled, space them evenly around the edge at 3/4"-1" spacing.
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thanks i like the aluminum plate idea
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I have a tank that leaks what do you want for yours?
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i would take $75 for it
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those old tanks are all over the place. if you dont want to cut yours, go get an old crappy one and cut the neck off, put the grommet on and epoxy a cap on so you don't accidently forget and soak the inside with fuel. No matter how nice you try and make a patch look, it still looks like a patch. It looks like an afterthought. It makes it look like the project wasn't thought through and you forgot to smooth the filler before you painted. Just my 2 cents
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big rubber plug

I've seen big rubber plugs fill the hole when truck cabs were used on custom build construction and military equipment,ski resorts equipment. I have no idea how to find one. some old artic snow cats used Ford cabs.
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