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doubletree 07-09-2012 07:12 AM

gas tank for 50 chevy truck
 
Hi:
I want to install an after market gas tank in my 50 chevy truck but I have a rear crossbar shock support that is in the way for most tanks. Does anyone know what might work? Thanks

MARTINSR 07-09-2012 08:11 AM

There's plenty of room behind the rear axle. I put a 64 Nova tank in mine right there and it looked like it came that way.

Brian

doubletree 07-09-2012 08:20 AM

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Originally Posted by MARTINSR (Post 1572128)
There's plenty of room behind the rear axle. I put a 64 Nova tank in mine right there and it looked like it came that way.

Brian

Thanks for the reply Brian, Did you mount the tank to the frame or use straps? Also where did you put the filler tube?
Larry

MARTINSR 07-09-2012 11:15 AM

I ran a 1 inch square tubing across the frame in front of the tank and ran straps under it to the rear crossmember. The filler was in a door I made using a hinge from a 60s Chevy in the fender.

Brian

MARTINSR 07-09-2012 11:19 AM

Of course you could do what I am doing when I rebuild it, that would be running a 47-48 tank inside the right frame rail with a filler out the lower bed extension just as it was when new. The tank was moved to behind the seat in 49.

Brian

doubletree 07-09-2012 02:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MARTINSR (Post 1572183)
Of course you could do what I am doing when I rebuild it, that would be running a 47-48 tank inside the right frame rail with a filler out the lower bed extension just as it was when new. The tank was moved to behind the seat in 49.

Brian

Good idea. I'll have to measure to see if my inside tank will fit. The tank is still good.

MARTINSR 07-09-2012 02:56 PM

I'm sorry if I wasn't clear, it was a different tank in 47-48, completely different shape.

Brian


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