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Old 03-26-2007, 11:24 AM
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Gas tank swap for 55 Chevy truck

I have my 1955 2nd series Chevy truck tore down to the frame right now and want to install a tank in the frame getting it out of the cab. I also want the filler neck to go out the side and not thru the bed. I do not want to buy a new tank so have any of you done this swap and if so what did you use? Also do you have any pics of the installation?

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Try No Limit Engineering http://www.nolimit.net or Classic Performance Parts http://www.classicperform.com/ , both have a good product that is made to fit.
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Old 03-26-2007, 08:13 PM
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I I do not want to buy a new tank ....
Thanks Jalopy, but like I said I don't want to buy a new tank.
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Try some of the newer chevy vans (like a 1998 Astro) i have a 57 chevy pu I plan on doing the same thing,although I plan on bringing mine out the back behind the tag. I have a camaro tank that will work for mine. The Astro van has a flex link so you can locate your filler where you need it on the side. it should be narrow enough to fit between the drive shaft and the frame rail.
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Old 03-29-2007, 12:42 PM
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As mentioned above an early camaro tank works so does a mustang/cougar tank from the late 60's. that'll put the filler neck behind the license plate though.

I don't remember off the top of my head but does a blazer tank work for a side fill?

As for the fill door, where on the side are you going place it? Behind the fender or in the side fender? i've seen both and they both look good. Though the cleaner of the two is when a flip of door is used in the rear fender to smooth out the look.
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Old 03-29-2007, 11:01 PM
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I would like to put the filler in the fender somewhere. I have not decided on the exact placement yet. I have been putting my original tank in different locations in the frame and think I have found a spot where it will fit. I would only have to do some minor work to it to get it to fit. So I might go that way. I would use a flip door to keep it clean like you said ND. I'll be working on it tomorrow so I'll let you know if I can actually use my old tank.
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Keep us in the loop for sure. I've got a '58 that is bare frame right now and I've been thinking of going the mustang/cougar tank route. But if I can utilize the old fuel tank in a new position that's definitely worth thinking twice about too.

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Keep us in the loop for sure. I've got a '58 that is bare frame right now and I've been thinking of going the mustang/cougar tank route. But if I can utilize the old fuel tank in a new position that's definitely worth thinking twice about too.

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Sorry for not reading the whole post, , but you can use their catalogs for the measurements???? and use them in the wrecking yards,
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