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Old 01-16-2007, 12:51 AM
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i just kinda skimmed through this post and it looks like there is quite a bit of info on here. i'm building a 57 chevy truck, you can take a look at it here: http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2248966 i built this truck completely out of parts from junkyards and napa for fairly cheap. i think so far i have around $2,000 invested. plans are: swopping the 350 for a 500 caddy, tubbing the rear for 12" wide tires, bagging it, and a flat black paint job. as far as welding holes goes, when i welded the holes in my fenders were the emblems were i used a piece of copper on the back of the fender. not only does it let me weld a fairly large hole, but it also absorbs some of the heat, helping to keep the metal from blowing out. if you have any questions about my truck don't hesitate to ask.\


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Welcome to the site thrash. Your truck looks like a great project. Keep us posted on its progress.
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Old 01-16-2007, 09:33 AM
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thrash I just looked at your pictures.You are off to a good start.Keep posting those pictures
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Old 01-16-2007, 11:22 AM
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Hey Thrash,
Nice truck. I see that you have a Bronco II gas tank. I need to put one between the rails also. I want my fill nozzle to be in the fender instead of the bed. So I might be looking you up for some help.
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Old 01-16-2007, 11:27 AM
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Ok guys I started the compressor piping last night. I was able to work on it for a few hours. The top pipe is actually sloping down 1" per 10'. The main pipe is 3/4" and the feeds are 1/2". It is all black iron with a coat of yellow paint, with another to follow. I'll have three drops total, but the 1st tee is blocked off for future, to cross the shop.
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Old 01-16-2007, 11:43 AM
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i'm going to put my nozzle either in the side or rear of the fender (haven't decided). the fill tube that comes with the tank is perfect because it has a flat spot right where it has to go over the frame rail and under the bed, and its long enough to get into the fender.
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Old 01-16-2007, 12:47 PM
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Do you know what year Bronco II the tank is out of? Also how many gallons does it hold?
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i think it is an 18 gallon tank, i'm not quite shure. any bronco II will work, they all have the same fuel tank. when you get the tank grab the mounting straps too, they make the installation way easier. you also have to move your rear crossmember back a couple of inches. i can email you some pictures if you need it.
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Old 01-16-2007, 03:44 PM
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That would be great!

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i think it is an 18 gallon tank, i'm not quite shure. any bronco II will work, they all have the same fuel tank. when you get the tank grab the mounting straps too, they make the installation way easier. you also have to move your rear crossmember back a couple of inches. i can email you some pictures if you need it.
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Old 01-16-2007, 05:45 PM
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bronco II tank

here are a few pictures to give you an idea. i moved the rear crossmember back and welded it in place. i welded pieces angle iron to the front and rear crossmember to space the tank down a little, have to look close to see them. i also welded tabs on the front crossmember to bolt the tank with. hope this helps.



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Old 01-16-2007, 06:17 PM
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thanks thrash I see how you did it now

I see you cut down your long be. Mmmmmm...I have a long bed....could be a short bed.

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thrash That looks like a good fit on the bronco 2 gas tank but I have a tow hitch and a full size spare right there on my truck.I might have to go fuel cells,saddle bag style outside the frame of the fleet side bed to get the tank out of the cab.
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I'm facing the same decision. I want to get the tank out of the cab while I have it apart but the notched frame is throwing all the dimensions on a frame mounted tank out the window. I'm going to have to take a closer look and see if the Bronco II tank will work. Got the compressor in the garage today and looking to get it hooked up tomorrow. I've made some interesting discoveries concerning 220 outlets, amp ratings, types of outlets etc. My Hobart welder comes with a NEMA 650 plug but only draws 19 amps. It's really hard to find a connector for a adaptor in a NEMA 650. Called Hobart and they said that all I needed was a 30 amp but they put the larger amp end on the power cord. I didn't know they made so many different plugs for 220.

Nice stance on your truck Thrash.

Nice Job on the air lines Gator. I'm going to run PVC tomorrow. I'm only running it about 15 feet to a roll up hose that will reach the entire garage. I'm also putting in an extra outlet so I can have a spray line and a tool line.

Got the custom springs in today. They are really built nice. I like the idea of having a drop spring without loosing any of the springs. I'll get a pic on tomorrow.

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Old 01-17-2007, 09:08 PM
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Dave, even though you notched the frame you might be able to make some brackets to hold a tank. personaly i think i will do a fuel cell. try to get a picture of your frame where you would like to put the tank and im sure we all can give ya a few suggestions! Mike
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Old 01-17-2007, 09:29 PM
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i knotched my frame, i don't see how it would affect it seeing as the tank sits behind the frame and mounts on the two crossmembers.
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