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Old 09-04-2004, 11:40 AM   #26
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wow!!! that is amazing that you lived through that, and thanks for sharing about why they are not safe.
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Old 09-04-2004, 09:55 PM   #27
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My 69 has a chrysler cordoba tank in it. I didnt install it,but I was told thats what it was...corn

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Old 09-04-2004, 09:59 PM   #28
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JOHN FABRIS-- IN 1977 I WAS HIT BROADSIDE AT AN INTERSECTION BY A DRUNK DRIVER (I WAS DOING 55 OR 60) CAUSING ME TO ROLL END OVER END IN MY 72 3/4 TON FORD. AFTER ROLLING ABOUT 80 YARDS, I STOPPED WITH THE TRUCK UPSIDE DOWN WITH MY HEAD PINNED TO THE GROUND. ...
Amazing story John!! Glad you survived that wreck.
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Old 09-04-2004, 11:36 PM   #29
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Old 09-05-2004, 12:10 AM   #30
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here's what I did for a gas tank. One thing I alway noted about the old trucks was that the cabs always smell like gasoline.
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Old 09-09-2004, 03:08 PM   #31
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MackL - any contact information for this Kenny's Truck place? Google comes up empty.

Dallas71 - Are you referring to www.thetruckshop.com? I sent them an email today I was just checking to see if it was the same place you were referring to.

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Old 09-09-2004, 08:08 PM   #32
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The Truck shop in Cali is where I got the tank and all for the writeup in the FAQ. They do not have the best customer service (I found out later) but they are cheap if that is what you are looking for. The setup for 166 was complete at the time, including sender, etc. If you want a really great setup, go with FCG, he makes a great product. If you want to do a blazer style tank you have a few options available to you. I always try and support local vendors, but am not a hater of the truck shop. I just know they have poor customer service, but I've never had a problem with their product quality (My oinion only though, others have). With a 6 inch drop I would probably lean towards FCG. I don't fel the blazer tank hangs to low, (about 3-4 inches lower than back bumper), but I wouldn't risk it on a 6 inch drop personally. Hope it helps a little.
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Old 09-09-2004, 10:07 PM   #33
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Here is the info for Kenny's trucks. I found them at a swap meet and they had the best value. They also have great customer service. As good as Kenny's is, I would buy my next one from the fuel cell guy or weld a larger filler neck on the one from kenny's.
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Thanks guys, I'll check it out. I'm not necessarily looking for the cheapest, but the best value
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What does one from FCG cost,(ballpark)?
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Old 09-10-2004, 12:52 PM   #36
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What does one from FCG cost,(ballpark)?
I think it runs about $375 + shipping with sending unit. Here is a thread
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Old 09-10-2004, 07:57 PM   #37
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375 is what he estamated me too
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We don't want the tank in the cab because they can make the cab smell like gasoline. That would be because the fuel lines are old, and/or the fuel fill hose is old/leaking. When the trucks were new, they didn't smell like gas.

As for relocating them to the rear of the chassis, it frees up space behind the seat, and/or allows for different seating.

Simply relocating the tank to the rear of the chassis doesn't negate the possibility of damaging the tank in a rear-end collision. Fuel Cells, as I understand them from a racing concept, are supposed to retain the fuel, even if damaged. A tank, if damaged, will leak. Whether it leaks, or not, will be determined by the construction of the tank, versus the force of the impact.

In my first vehicle, I carried a one-gallon gas can. It was placed in the back left corner of the trunk, directly beneath the tail light. I had a '54 Ford 2-dr. I got rear-ended by a then-new '65 Impala. Ford was nose-down, in braking to keep from hitting a car that had stopped just over the rise of a hill. When I hit my brakes, the Impala driver hit his. His front end was nose-down. When he got hit by a fourth vehicle, it drove the front of the Impala into the rear of my Ford, and knocked me into a '64 Chevelle. The rear of my Ford was crushed to conform to the front of the Impala.

That can of gas?? It, too, was crushed to conform to the damage in the trunk of the Ford. It didn't leak. I have never kept a can of gas in a vehicle, since then.

Having once owned a '71 Pinto, which Ford recalled to install a thick plastic shield between the rear axle and the gas tank, I have to consider the location of the gas tank as very important. I think I'm just gonna replace the rubber and leave my tank in the cab.
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Personally I'd rather have an explosion at the back of my truck rather than underneith my butt...
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I knew there was some reason I didn't like those DAMN Fords! But then again that Ford may have saved your life.
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If you go with a blazer tank (I am but haven't put it in yet) I found the best price, with shipping, to be from American Classics. I checked all the board vendor's web sites and found this to be the cheapest. The Truck Shop wanted near $280 shipped for theirs (I had read that their kit was $166 but I talked to the guy on the phone and he informed me otherwise).
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If you go with a blazer tank (I am but haven't put it in yet) I found the best price, with shipping, to be from American Classics. I checked all the board vendor's web sites and found this to be the cheapest. The Truck Shop wanted near $280 shipped for theirs (I had read that their kit was $166 but I talked to the guy on the phone and he informed me otherwise).
DO YOU HAVE AMERICAN CLASSICS PHO. # or web address?? JOHN
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whoever it was that said the smaller necks are a pain to fill up. My 78 has small necks...every time you try to fill up it just clicks off. i found out that if you put just the tip of the nozzle in...so that it's just inside the little flap/baffle deal...you can fill up without it clickin off...now sometimes, if the pumps goin fast enough, a little bit of gas will back flow out. but other than that, works much better than taking 30 min to fill up the tank. just a little trick i learned
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whoever it was that said the smaller necks are a pain to fill up.
That would be me. I doesn't mater what you do, it pukes gas out. The only correction I have found is to locate the gas station with the slowest pumps and and lock the nozzle on the lowest notch. Then it only pukes a couple of times. I am worried it will ruin my new paint. Your '78 does not have a fill hole that is only 1 1/4" OD. That is about 1 1/16 ID. That is a little over an inch. Your 78 is closer to 2 inches. Big difference.
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oh ok, didn't know, just knew it was small and clicked off on fast pumps. i misread your post about it puking, i thought you were talking about them clicking off all the time.
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Thanks for all the input guys.

I just placed an order for a tank from Mark aka FuelCellGuy (Payment is on the way Mark)

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Old 09-16-2004, 11:11 PM   #49
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i dont hafta worry about that because i have no fill neck
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I havent read this whole thread but am wondering if you guys are venting the fill tubes. The air in the tank has to come out somewhere as the gas is replacing it.
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