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hidden gas filler behind plate?

In my 54 chevy pickup I think I am going to put the gas tank under the bed.
I am thinking about installing a hidden fuel filler behind the plate in the roll pan. Any of you guys have any trick/tips to share. (ie. cars models to get some gear off of) Any pics or comments would help.

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In my 54 chevy pickup I think I am going to put the gas tank under the bed.
I am thinking about installing a hidden fuel filler behind the plate in the roll pan. Any of you guys have any trick/tips to share. (ie. cars models to get some gear off of) Any pics or comments would help.
I know there are no dumb question, or not suppose to be, but, isn't the roll pan lower than the underside of the box bed. With this in mind how do you fill the tank. The only way I see it is you put the tank bottom even with the lower edge of the rolled pan, the filler would still only at best let you get 3/4 full. I might be missing something.

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I just did roll pan for my truck with a hidden trailer hitch. Used a new Nova plate holder I got off Ebay. I think it was about $25 plus freight. Worked well.
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I just did roll pan for my truck with a hidden trailer hitch. Used a new Nova plate holder I got off Ebay. I think it was about $25 plus freight. Worked well.
A hidden trailer hitch is one thing a gas filler is another. Could you put a gas tank under your box, and a plate holder in your rolled pan, and the plate holder be higher than the tank so that you could put a gas door in it with filler tube.

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1969 chevelles have the filler behind the plate. Not certain but the '68's prolly do as well.
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1969 chevelles have the filler behind the plate. Not certain but the '68's prolly do as well.
But the plate is right below the trunk opening, which drops down into the trunk, you can see the filler tube right in the front of the trunk going into the tank, below the truck floor. What I'm asking is the rolled pan on a P/U higher than the bed of the P/U floor, I don't think so, therefore how do you get the gas into the tank. I very well might be wrong I'm just asking.

Like my 46 Ford Coupe, the tank is higher than a rolled pan would be, therefore you couldn't put a hidden gas filler tube in the pan.

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Yeah, there's always gravity to take into account Like Bob said, you have to mount the filler neck opening higher than the tank itself or you're just going to make a huge and likely dangerous mess.
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Yeah you're right there Terraplane. I was just saying the hinged plate door worked for me.
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Yeah you're right there Terraplane. I was just saying the hinged plate door worked for me.
Good idea, is yours removable then? Would work better than trying to fill a gas tank from the bottom.

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I know there are no dumb question, or not suppose to be, but, isn't the roll pan lower than the underside of the box bed. With this in mind how do you fill the tank. The only way I see it is you put the tank bottom even with the lower edge of the rolled pan, the filler would still only at best let you get 3/4 full. I might be missing something.

Bob
I was thinking the same thing when I saw this thread.

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In my 54 chevy pickup I think I am going to put the gas tank under the bed.
I am thinking about installing a hidden fuel filler behind the plate in the roll pan. Any of you guys have any trick/tips to share. (ie. cars models to get some gear off of) Any pics or comments would help.
Your best bet if you want to hide the filler is put it on the floor of the bed.
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