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Old 05-12-2008, 05:23 PM
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Gas tank filler

I am looking to move my gas/fuel tank filler so that I can run it through the rear fender on my 50 chevy PU. The tank only has about 3 1/2 inches between the top and the bottom of the bed. Currently the fill is on top and centered on the tank. I've thought of running a line from this position to the fender, however the line would have a dip and gas would puddle in the fill tube.

I'd like to move the filler to the side but am unsure how best to accomplish this. The filler is a bolt on type and my first thought is to drill the side of the tank and bolt a new one on. But I'm not sure of the gaskets on the side. The low point of the gasket would be about 3" down from the top of the tank. So a leak when full could probably dump about 4 or 5 gallons of gas on the floor.
Would it be worth it to go through the process of welding a filler to the side? (I've read quite a bit about cleaning/purging/professional help to weld on the tank)
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