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Old 02-12-2008, 06:50 PM
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59 chevy gas tank re-location

Just looking for any ideas on where to relocate the gas tank. Where should I install the new tank and what kind of tank or where can I get a new tank to use?

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The stock location is the easiest and safest. Why do you feel the need to move it?
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I already took the tank out and patched up the hole. I was afraid of smelling gas fumes.
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Is this a car or a pick-up? Give us some info.
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It is a pickup it has the fleetside longbed.
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And your tank location is behind the seat? If so as long as the tank was repaired properly and the connecting hoses, lines, etc. are in good condition...I would leave the tank in its original location.
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yeah the stock location is behind the seat. I had my great idea to take it out and I patched the hole where the fill neck was. So I didnt know if there was a common relocation place to put a new tank or should I just put it back to where it was?
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Alot of people use a rear mount blazer or suburban tank.
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yeah the stock location is behind the seat. I had my great idea to take it out and I patched the hole where the fill neck was. So I didnt know if there was a common relocation place to put a new tank or should I just put it back to where it was?
The most common location for a relocated tank is between the frame rails, behind the rear axle. Some folks will argue that leaving the tank behind the seat is a safety hazzard; in case of a t-bone or rollover, gas can splash all over the driver/passengers and catch fire, so relocating is a safe thing to do. Hard to argue with that logic.

Call CPP, Brothers, Classic Industries, etc. They all carry relo tank kits.

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"The most common location for a relocated tank is between the frame rails, behind the rear axle. Some folks will argue that leaving the tank behind the seat is a safety hazzard; in case of a t-bone or rollover, gas can splash all over the driver/passengers and catch fire, so relocating is a safe thing to do. Hard to argue with that logic."

I agree, I was picturing a passenger car when I posted
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thanks for all your help. I will look in to some options on some tanks. Thank you cery much
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