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Old 01-11-2019, 09:34 AM   #1
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Question fuel tank location

Is the fuel tank located in the cab a negative for most people? I'm trying to keep a 58 Fleetside as original as possible except for suspension upgrades. I did repair all the rusty areas but will keep the body dents and rusty bumpers, it just looks cool to me and says I'm an old truck. I know the obvious safety issues with the tank in the cab but would it matter to the buyer when I want to sell if it's not under the bed? 1958 Fleetside, 283, anniversary paint (black epoxy), Big window, short box
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Old 01-11-2019, 10:14 AM   #2
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Re: fuel tank location

For me, I prefer not to have a gas tank right behind me and the potential smell of gasoline in the cab all the time.
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Old 01-11-2019, 10:27 AM   #3
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Re: fuel tank location

Do you know if there would still be a smell with all new parts?
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Old 01-11-2019, 09:37 PM   #4
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Re: fuel tank location

my tank is in cab and no gas smell.
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:10 PM   #5
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Re: fuel tank location

I have noticed when the cork gasket gets dry from seating it smells . When daily driving the gasket seals and no smell .
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:06 AM   #6
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Do you know if there would still be a smell with all new parts?
Most likely there wouldn't be.
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Old 01-12-2019, 08:19 PM   #7
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Re: fuel tank location

Hi, I changed mine from the rear of the truck to back inside.
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Old 01-12-2019, 08:30 PM   #8
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Old 01-13-2019, 11:27 PM   #9
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Re: fuel tank location

Here's where I put mine:



Here's where I moved the fill cap to:

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Old 01-14-2019, 09:41 AM   #10
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Here's where I put mine:



Here's where I moved the fill cap to:

i would like to get a tank set up like that. can i get more info on what you used? maybe a parts list? i like that it fills thru the fender and not the bed
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:35 AM   #11
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Re: fuel tank location

My 55.2 did not have a gas tank when I got it. I moved the tank to under the bed. I prefer not to have it inside the cab.

You may want to also consider filling the gas filler hole in the cab.


Tanks Inc has a lot of options for bed mounted tanks.
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:44 AM   #12
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i would like to get a tank set up like that. can i get more info on what you used? maybe a parts list? i like that it fills thru the fender and not the bed
All the info and detailed photos on this are in my build thread.
Glad to answer any more questions you might have if you need anything further.
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:50 AM   #13
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Re: fuel tank location

I have one on ebay 163486840967
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Old 01-14-2019, 11:41 AM   #14
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Re: fuel tank location

Here you go:

http://www.tanksinc.com/index.cfm/pa...prod/prd73.htm
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Old 01-14-2019, 02:25 PM   #15
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Re: fuel tank location

personally I would move the tank for safety reasons. you can keep the hole in the cab and use the existing part to make it look like there is a tank. just fix something on the inside to hold the filler neck and then block the tube off at the fill inlet so someone can't unknowingly try to fill from there. you could even knock a frost plug into the fill hole somehow. then block the bottom of the tube off with rubber hose and a plug just so there is no smell from residue on a hot day. install the tank under neath and use a remote filler. that way if someone buys the truck and wants the original tank it is still a viable option. keep all the hardware if you want or let the next owner worry about that if he decides he wants it back to original. stick a label on the fill plug to identify the no fill from here and also the new fill location.
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