The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network







Register or Log In To remove these advertisements.

Go Back   The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > 47 - Current classic GM Trucks > The 1969 - 1972 Blazers and Jimmys Message Board

Web 67-72chevytrucks.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-05-2017, 05:13 PM   #1
vancelot69
Active Member
 
vancelot69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Ft. Worth, Tx
Posts: 188
Gas tank inlet

The previous owner of my Jimmy said he replaced the gas tank, and without taking it off the truck, it looks to me like he didn't have the metal inlet tube moved to the new tank. I plan to drop it this weekend to see if I can find a leak and I'll see for sure if the metal tube is there or not. So, is it possible to get just the metal inlet tube? Would anyplace even braze it on a gas tank that has already been used?
__________________
My toys:
1972 GMC Jimmy
2000 GMC Jimmy
2003 HD Road King
2003 Acura MDX
vancelot69 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2017, 06:49 PM   #2
tjsblazer
Senior Member
 
tjsblazer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Great White North
Posts: 1,512
Re: Gas tank inlet

You can not buy new the metal inlet that get around the body mount. People typically move one from their old tank to a new aftermarket tank because they are usually in good shape while the rest of the tank is rusted out.
Sometimes a used tank is listed on the parts board from a part out or someone switching EFI. They typically get bought just for that inlet.
__________________
Jeff.

'72 Blazer K5

"Camshaft opinions are like belly buttons; everyone has one and no two are alike"

My Blazer Build:
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=626752

My Engine Build:
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=637336
tjsblazer is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2017, 08:15 AM   #3
jaros44sr
Registered User
 
jaros44sr's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Philadelphia, Pa. 19454
Posts: 7,807
Re: Gas tank inlet

That's the iffy part, hard to say if some one would solder it on, always a chance for an explosion. Maybe a soldering iron, but who knows where the explosion temp. is!!!
__________________
Semper Fi...Uncle Sam, you da man

All parts offered to help are free, unless otherwise noted

Dont try this stuff in my build thread, unless you have 55 years of mechanical OTJ training
SAFETY FIRST


Jim
jaros44sr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2017, 12:49 PM   #4
vancelot69
Active Member
 
vancelot69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Ft. Worth, Tx
Posts: 188
Re: Gas tank inlet

Yeah. Still haven't got around to dropping the tank to verify. Assuming it's not there, if I want to attach a metal inlet neck, I'll probably have to get a new tank too, or have this one reconditioned, huh?
__________________
My toys:
1972 GMC Jimmy
2000 GMC Jimmy
2003 HD Road King
2003 Acura MDX
vancelot69 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2017, 05:24 PM   #5
raggedjim
Senior Member
 
raggedjim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Murray, Kentucky
Posts: 2,409
Re: Gas tank inlet

You can drop your tank, get all the gas out and fill the tank with water before you start soldering, I've done it a few times on motorcycle tanks (it's still kinda scary striking an arc on a tank, even filled with water!)

I copied this from a post by stick72. I dont see why this would not work

"$15.00 potential solution

I picked up a couple of copper 1 1/4 street ells. The "big" end is a perfect slip fit over the tank inlet, the "small" end is 1 3/8 OD, so its a perfect receptor for the gas hose.

I had to trim about a inch off the tank filler tube to insure no interference with the frame or body mount, but I suspect no two of these import tanks are the same so this might not work for everyone.

I researched copper for gas line, but the only reference I could find was that the coast guard requires copper line on boats, maybe it's preferred in saltwater environments. Anyone know of any issues using copper?

Still have to figure out a better solution on the straps....."
Attached Images
 
__________________
Roger

'69 ('70?) 2wd Blazer
'70 GMC Jimmy 2wd
raggedjim is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 1997-2013 67-72chevytrucks.com