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06-01-2014 07:04 AM
PRHeloPilot I'm going to have the same issues when I install my aftermarket tank so I'm following this thread closely. Don't you worry the tank is exposed to potential damage so low?
05-30-2014 08:05 PM
Anti-Ricer I got the fuel cell in for mock up and it fits great. I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to strap it down?* I was thinking about making a cage of sorts under it. Here's what I'm talking about in the picture and put straps on the top.


Here's a pic of a mock up of sorts.



I had to call Summit Racing to tell them what inlet and outlet my fuel pump is so they can tell me what fittings I need to get to plum it. Which I'll be doing this week after the first.
01-16-2013 11:11 AM
ogre a short wheel base 55-59 panel or suburban tank would be the ideal solution
though i suspect they are rare as hens teeth and no one repops them
could be used with the stock filler location on the 55-59 cab
the panel tank mounts in the frame next to the drive shaft
01-16-2013 08:46 AM
PRHeloPilot Good idea, I'll keep that in mind because it's cleaner than dealing with the wood trapdoor.
01-16-2013 07:59 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by PRHeloPilot View Post
I was thinking about using the rubber tube the original gas tank uses but when you say exhaust tubing are you talking about the metal pipes used in the muffler system?

If so I'm sure I could take it down the road to the muffler shop to have them bend a couple of pieces for me.

Yep the metal exhaust tubing. With a short rubber piece to connect it to the tank of course. I welded the tubing to the original filler tube so it was all metal down to the little "link" of rubber tubing hooking it to the tank.

Brian
01-16-2013 05:10 AM
lakeroadster I relocated the bed on my '65, and did a "How To", might find some pointers in there: Rear Mount Gas Tank 63-72 Short Bed Step Side - Classic Parts Talk

Hope that helps ya.

01-16-2013 01:30 AM
PRHeloPilot
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
...And with a couple of pieces of exhaust tubing you can put the filler anywhere you want just about...
I was thinking about using the rubber tube the original gas tank uses but when you say exhaust tubing are you talking about the metal pipes used in the muffler system?

If so I'm sure I could take it down the road to the muffler shop to have them bend a couple of pieces for me.
01-12-2013 11:33 AM
PRHeloPilot You have me thinking now. My neighbor loves wood and I don't necessarily like it that much so he comes up with these wood working ideas. Since I already bought an aluminum tank at a swap meet and I got an extra remote filler cap with it, I might just install it on one of the sidewalls of the stakebed. I like clean lines and the less gadgets the easier it is to fix later if needed. Thanks, now I have yet another decision to make in this darn rebuild ... just kidding, thanks for the idea.
01-12-2013 11:14 AM
MARTINSR I ran a 64 Nova tank in my truck right behind the rear axle between the rails. You can barely see it in this photo. I then made a filler door using a hinge from a 64 Impala as I remember.


Of course the wrecking yard isn't full of 64 Impalas and Novas so I am not saying you should do exactly this. But you get the idea. Your frame is wider so you could easily fit a lot of tanks in there that are at the wrecking yard. Personally I don't like the filler in the bed floor just because I used my truck, not to haul gravel but camping and stuff and I didn't want to have an access problem with the filler. The door in the fender worked perfect. And with a couple of pieces of exhaust tubing you can put the filler anywhere you want just about.

Brian
01-12-2013 10:53 AM
PRHeloPilot
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Has anyone tried this yet?

Legens Hot Rod
That's what I'm going to do on my bed but without the fancy electronics and the $575.00 price tag. My neighbor works on wood and is going to make a nice trap door with concealed hinges and the end result won't be as fancy and high tech but it'll do the same thing based on my limited budget.
01-12-2013 10:45 AM
tomb23
Hidden Fuel Fill

Has anyone tried this yet?

Legens Hot Rod
10-30-2012 12:59 PM
PRHeloPilot No need to delete your posts because I just joined the forum recently and have gotten a lot of good info from your post even if the original guy disappeared. Thanks!
05-01-2012 11:00 AM
Houston54 My apologies. I did not notice the initial thread was so old that any reply would be useless. It is cases like this it would be helpful to be able to delete your own posts.

Again, sorry to give this dead thread more life than it deserves.
05-01-2012 06:46 AM
Houston54 Having a 58 Cameo myself I can appreciate your situation but there are several alternatives but first you must make the choice of whether it is better to keep a rather rare truck as close to stock as possible or change it so significantly the value is adversely affected. If you Cameo is a rust bucket then you can do whatever you want and probably sleep just fine but if it is in good condition you should use caution when making a modification such as this.

The main concern is the spare tire carrier is in the same space a rear fuel tank would need to be located. Putting a fuel cell in the bed of a Cameo is just too wrong to even consider.

If you have or plan to remove the spare tire carrier then the solution is easier. If you retain it then you will need to consider a side saddle tank solution which is what I am planning.

Side tank or tanks will need to be custom formed by a sheetmetal shop. There is space between the outer bed side and the inner bed side to mount a tank or if you are concerned about side impact issues you can design one that can be mounted inside the frame rails. This will then likely require some rework of the exhaust system for clearance.

If you remove the spare tire carrier the cheapest and best tank option I have found is a 16 gallon steel unit from Tanks, Inc. The sending unit Ohm range may be an issue but you have not specified what you now have which if stock should be 0-90 ohm. Tanks, Inc should have a sender with that range if not you can find a universal sender to substitute.

If you are going fancy with the truck then there are some more expensive tanks from various suppliers such as Classic Parts, JPL, LMC, Brothers, etc.

Whatever you do I hope you do it right but that path always requires throwing some cash at the solution.
03-26-2012 11:46 PM
Jimmy_TheHemi
55 Cameo Interior - Behind the seat

Hey Pyro! Do you happen to have photos of the Cameo interior behind the seat with the stock gas tank in place? I have searched the internet for three days straight now and can't find squat!

If you do, email them to me please!! jimmycompton@gmail.com

Much appreciated!
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