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Old 01-30-2004, 09:19 PM
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47-55 1st chev pickup gas tank

I have been looking for a gas tank for my truck a 54 and came across a tank out of a 88 pontiac parrisian.This tank fits perfect between frame rails behind the rear end.The style is shallow on depth so it doesnt stick to far down an the filler pipe comes straight out the back.I will have to modify that once i get my box and roll pan on.Figured i share this with the guys that are trying to get the tank out of the cab.

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Hmm, thanks for the info but I have never heard of this car, let alone think I could find one around here, Im having a hard enough time finding a blazer for the tank and rearend.

Do you know what other GM models this car was?
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Old 01-31-2004, 07:44 AM
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I am not to sure what the chev model is for this car but i will find out and post.The car i used is a 4 door boat and they are all over the junk yards here in ontario.I am guessing but the tank is close to 25 gallon and no fuel pump in the tank.I just lifted the tank into place with a floor jack and welded in 2 braces front and back of the tank from frame rail to frame rail.I then welded 2 pieces under each brace from front to back one on each side.I riveted a strip of conveyer belt on each strip for the tank to sit up agains.Then i made my straps that run under the tank and tightened them up.Looks good to me.Clears my spring shackles by 1/2 inch each side.
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I did a little research and they look like they share parts with the Monte's and Elc's of the time for the 80's ones. So that doesnt help me too much in locating something for a tank.

Thanks for the tip though, im sure it will help someone who doesnt have a crappy selection at junkyards.
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Old 01-31-2004, 08:08 AM
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if i'm not mistaken they are the same as an Impala, since they are both FULL SIZE cars......joe
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The Impala/Caprice are bigger then the Monte Carlos and El Caminos.
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That was in fact the Pontiac version of the Caprice although some minor pars were shared with the Monte's and Elks, it was built on the same platform as the the full size car.
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now you tell me. i used a 'burb's
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Old 02-02-2004, 02:55 PM
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That OK, I had mine custom made from stainless steel, but I wanted a 30+ gallon unit.
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