Got the gas tank out. It was of course full of gas, got a electric pump at Northern tool to pump it into a gas can. I'm thinking I may put this gas tank in the trunk behind the seat. I want to put metal between the back of the seat and the tank for safety. I will have to relocate the battery and the filler neck, but the old filler neck wasn't good. It took forever to fill the tank at the gas station because it didn't flow into the tank fast enough.
I haven't been working on the Studebaker much, so I still need to fix the gas tank. I'm sure when the weather gets nicer I will want to get it done! So I have been drawing instead, here are my submissions for this months hotrodders art contest for non-woody station wagon hot rods. You can vote here http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/vote-february-2012-hot-rod-art-contest-non-woody-station-215135.html
This is a pretty new gas tank, both tabs on the pass side broke right off. I heard something rubbing on the way back from lunch today. I looked under and saw this! ... it was the filler neck rubbing on the trunk. Guess I should have had the tank sitting on something instead of only supported by the tabs... lesson learned. I didn't think these would break. Could have been a dangerous, lucky I found it. Time to take the tank out :-(