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Old 05-29-2018, 12:22 PM   #11
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Re: Fuel line Questions

Originally Posted by 2001convertable View Post
I figured that it would be a nice touch as the whole truck is original. Any ideas to this decision?
Truthfully in the long run I have to believe you will decide that was not the smartest thing you ever did.
The caps on those tanks have to be vented caps for the system to work, you end up smelling gas fumes more often than not if you are sitting in the truck on a hot day with the window down It is too easy to spill gas down the side of the truck on the paint. There is always the chance of a gas leak inside the cab right behind your back.

Hate to sound negative but putting the gas tank behind the seats of trucks was never the smartest thing any truck designer did, they did it because it was cheap and simple.
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