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1051 10-22-2003 08:20 PM

Tank
 
Anyone know of a junkyard gas tank that will work in a '48 ford
cdan? Don't really want to pay $250 for a new one.
Thanks for any help.

roys63 10-23-2003 04:46 AM

You might check a small boat catalog or store , they have many different size fuel tanks in alum and Polly plastic, some NAPA stores sell marine parts all so.

WoodsEdge 10-23-2003 07:28 AM

Where are you located?? I've got a junk 47 sedan and not sure but think the tanks good. I'm in western N.C. , about 20 miles west of Hickory.

My bad, went out and checked that tank and the bottom looks like screen wire. Sorry.
Jack

1051 10-23-2003 04:44 PM

Thanks for the help.

tm454 10-23-2003 05:51 PM

Stay away from plastic gas tanks!!
 
They should restrict the sale of those things for racing application only, if they are even suited for that. They collapse in on themselves when you run them near dry. I am changing over to the aluminum tanks as money allows.



Todd



Rat Rods Rule!

ianhealey 10-24-2003 03:48 AM

tanks
 
a few guys down under are using the mazda 626 tank it mounts behind the rear seat if space allows you would haveto relocate the filler and thats no bigee they also use a local tank from a gemini (mini GM product)again it mounts behind the seat

Some small jap trucks have great fuel tanks they are rectangle
in shape and the straps are great i suposse you want a oval one for underneath

EBlack36 10-24-2003 06:26 AM

I have all of my tanks made by a local welder out of stainless with baffels installed made to my specs for about $200.00. I got tired of trying used tanks that did not fit good and then leaked.

roys63 10-24-2003 08:10 PM

Re: Stay away from plastic gas tanks!!
 
[QUOTE]Originally posted by tm454
[B]They should restrict the sale of those things for racing application only, if they are even suited for that. They collapse in on themselves when you run them near dry. I am changing over to the aluminum tanks as money allows.








Most new autos trucks and cars use the plastic tanks!I have one thats been in the car for 6 years , Sounds like the tanks you have seen collapse have no vent ,all tanks must be vented one way or another!


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