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Hi. I have a 37 Ford Tudor. Long story short. I have a aluminum gas tank. It was made for a boat. it has a 1 1/2" filler intake, and a vent tube. My question is: Can I cut the filler off of a old steel gas tank that I have, and some how sandwich the steel to the aluminum tank??
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Hi. I have a 37 Ford Tudor. Long story short. I have a aluminum gas tank. It was made for a boat. it has a 1 1/2" filler intake, and a vent tube. My question is: Can I cut the filler off of a old steel gas tank that I have, and some how sandwich the steel to the aluminum tank??
You can cut the filler of the old tank, then weld a flat plate to the end of it, Then dill some holes in the plate, and drill and tap the top of the tank, Make a gasket, then screw the filler to the tank.. ''BUT MAKE D*** SURE'' you wash the tanks out before you do any cutting and welding or drilling.. You can make it work..But safety first..
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Thanks.. Well the aluminum tank never had gas in it, and the other tank is 3/4 full of water. Still though. I'll pop a hole in the bottom of the steel tank..
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Hi. I have a 37 Ford Tudor. Long story short. I have a aluminum gas tank. It was made for a boat. it has a 1 1/2" filler intake, and a vent tube. My question is: Can I cut the filler off of a old steel gas tank that I have, and some how sandwich the steel to the aluminum tank??
have you removed the gas sender to see if there is a sock mesh already on the fuel side ?
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Which tank?? The tank I was going to use had a sender unit, but when I got my new gauges. A sender came with it. I don't know what is in the other tank, nor where it came from. I just like the way the filler is at a nice angle to where I can run the new pipe..
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fuel tank really right?

If that tank was made for a boat...does it really fit closely enough to make it worth the quite a bit of trouble you'll have to go through to make it work for your Ford? I look at the picture and it looks like a little ugly box designed for function, but certainly not for form or beauty. As the fuel tank is a visible item when your car is being 'inspected' by others, how will this thing look when done?
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Whoever did the job before me did a pretty good job on the tank. It was made by a boat company for the guy who owned the car before me. There a couple of Heavy Duty straps under the car, and the tank is big towards the front of the tank, but mid way it slants down. Hard to explain. Angle iron supports were put in place to support the tank from moving around. Whomever put the rear springs in the car did it wrong so that the oem tank COULDN'T be put back into place. They also lowered the rear of the car by heating the front of the leaf spring, and bending it down. i went threw Chassie Enginering and bought the complete rear leaf spring package for a 37 Ford. I also have the tank that he said was for the 37. It just doesn't seem right. The filler goes about 16" and there is a cap on it. I don't think it is for the car either..
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Which tank?? The tank I was going to use had a sender unit, but when I got my new gauges. A sender came with it. I don't know what is in the other tank, nor where it came from. I just like the way the filler is at a nice angle to where I can run the new pipe..
the tank in photo .
pull that sender in it out , com-pair to the one you got in gauge kit .
they can be switched out if travel of float the same on both .up and down measure ment .
also if they ohm out the same , try the one in tank .
ground strap off mounting screw of sender .
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They looked almost the same. The one in the tank was junk. Had it checked on a VOM. A guy at work checked it out. No reading up or down on the float.
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