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Old 03-26-2005, 06:28 PM
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leaking gas tank on 49 pickup

I have a 49 chevy pickup with the tank in the cab. The 1/2 line that
come out of the bottom is leaking ever so slight. It leaks at the base where it goes in the tank. Does anyone know what I can use to seal it up.
If any one can help me on the leak problem, I would be thankfull

I might even consider replacing the tank at a different location other than in
the cab. If anyone has done this where did you locate the tank and where
did you get the tank.

Thank U

Marcus

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If it is leaking where you say, I would sujest replacement. You want a cab tank to be well sealed and no leaks. I have a cab tank in my 51 Ford with no problems....of course, I don't smoke either.

Most times they relocate the tank to the back between the frame rails. You may find something to fit, but a custom tank is the best way to go.
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I agree on just replacing the tank.

For tank ideas head over to

www.chevytalk.com
www.stovebolt.com/
www.chevyduty.com


This forums have tank relocation questions for the AD trucks pretty frequently so you can get some ideas and feedback for your specific model there.

I know I've seen camaro, mustang, and I think blazer tanks used in the rear of the frame. Besides the custom made tanks that is.

Chevy duty should sell replacement tanks too.
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If it is leaking where you say, I would sujest replacement. You want a cab tank to be well sealed and no leaks. I have a cab tank in my 51 Ford with no problems....of course, I don't smoke either.

Most times they relocate the tank to the back between the frame rails. You may find something to fit, but a custom tank is the best way to go.
/\agreed. If you want to keep the old tank, have it repaired (make sure theres no gas fumes or you'll kill yourself- SERIOUSLY!) and use it to run engines not yet connected to a "real" fuel system in a car, tractor, etc. if it is relatively small.
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PM me..I have two of those tanks

Where in Ohio are you? I'm in Amherst Ohio up near Cleveland and Lake Erie.


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Marcus

I had a 1948 Chevy pickup and the tank leaked. I bought a Tank Sealer Kit from Eastwood and it solved the problem. But the 48 tank was located under the bed not in the cab. Sealer kit should work or look for a 48 tank, there was plenty of room under the bed. GOOD LUCK DAVE
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Like Dave says, those rubberized tank sealers are great. Will permanently solve your problem.

The option I took on my '53 King cab was to move the tank to between the frame using a 70s-80s Chevy 1/2 ton 20 gallon tank. See here.
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