Tank - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Hotrodding Basics
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 10-22-2003, 08:20 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 3
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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.

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 10-23-2003, 04:46 AM
roys63's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Nc
Age: 63
Posts: 907
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 10-23-2003, 07:28 AM
WoodsEdge's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Hoot Owl Ridge in S. Mtns. N.C.
Posts: 407
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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

Last edited by WoodsEdge; 10-23-2003 at 11:00 AM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 10-23-2003, 04:44 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 3
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks for the help.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 10-23-2003, 05:51 PM
Tazz
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: amherst,ohio
Age: 66
Posts: 2,049
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 10-24-2003, 03:48 AM
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: melboune (aust)
Posts: 99
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 10-24-2003, 06:26 AM
EBlack36's Avatar
Rebuilt Excitment
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Lansing, Ks
Age: 62
Posts: 595
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 10-24-2003, 08:10 PM
roys63's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Nc
Age: 63
Posts: 907
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Hotrodding Basics posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.