Originally Posted by Studedean
Studebaker probably should have used 2x4 3/8" thick steel frames and maybe their frame would still be here and I wouldnt be in this mess. They didnt have a choice on using s10 frames since they didnt come around for 35 years or so after this truck was made. I didnt have a rear usable frame nor could I find one. I moved the tank to the back of the vehicle because theres a transmission cross member and shortly a master cylinder and power booster in the way of where the frame mounted tank would have been. I tried to use the original frame mounted tank under the driver but it was a no go.
now in just looking to run functional fuel lines to the front of the vehicle. ive included some photos to show where im at. Hopefully this helps.
btw: photo wise, the exhaust pipe shown is not what im using, and I am going ot be looking for a solution for shocks. I have 12" from bottom of axle to top of cross member. oh and my wooden bed rests on top of that cross memeber
Well I hate to be the one that gives you the bad news, but unless you can get that pump, at least even or below the bottom of the tank, it will not work. the pumps are meant to be gravity fed. I called 2 different companies they said the same thing.
The only way I can see that working is to remount the tank. If you can weld up a box that would put the tank even or above the kick up, so the bottom of the tank is higher, you can get it to work. Unless someone knows of a pump that will pull the gas up that kick up, and if they do I'm sure the cost of the pump would be very high, like several hundred dollars.
If you can redo that tank I have a very good way to mount it on the tube frame.The only way I see how to do it, like I said is move the tank up. You have it all apart now is the time to do it.
Go to your PM'S