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Old 05-01-2004, 09:07 PM
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Looking for a gas tank that will fit a 56 chevy truck. Wanting to get mine out of the cab. Move it to the back of the truck between the frames. I know that there are some markets that sell new tanks for this. Money is a little tight, wondering if there is something I can use out of the junkyard. thanks

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Old 05-02-2004, 07:19 AM
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your best bet, is to measure the width of your frame rails, and the length you have to work with..... and go to the wrecking yard with your tape measure.... 80's model ford trucks had a tank that mounted in the rear of the bed, behind the differential.... i'm not sure, but i think the chevy truck tanks were saddle bag style....
a 70's sedan any model most likely has a truck mount tank.....

don't forget to consider filler location when looking for a newer tank....
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Old 05-02-2004, 10:09 AM
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Try looking for 73-87 Chevy Blazer tanks. I found one for my '55 Chevy Truck (32 Gal) and it was brand new- (E-bay) I still need to mount it but it should fit dimensionally.
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Old 05-02-2004, 11:50 AM
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If you've got the room between the frame rails, you could possibly improve that GM by using a tank from a Ford that had the dual tanks. I believe the 93 that I had, had one that was inside the frame rails on the side, forward of the rear axle. The second tank was behind or above the axle. That was fuel injected. I don't know if they had some that way that were carbed or not.
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Old 05-03-2004, 06:32 AM
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I dont know about the tank but when you get around to grafting in a fuel door ebay is the place to be. I found the kits for around 150 or more if im not mistkaken. I decided that was to expensive for so little, I got a fuel door off a 73 ford. Then I looked for a filler neck, and i got one from a 900 saab. Complete with the plastic casing around the cap that meets up to the body panel. Now instead of making and welding my own box it simply needs a little collar to mount to. I payed about 38 dollars from ebay shipped to my house. You can get filler necks for cheaper i just went with one from a buy it now so I didnt have to waste time watching and bidding on stuff.
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