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Old 05-09-2019, 02:52 AM   #1
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Fuel tank relocation question

I'm wanting to do a fuel tank relocation to a 61 GMC short bed step. The only kit I can see online for the 60-62 is a welded alloy one with a bed fill. What have others out there used or can the 63-66 kits be easily modified to fit?

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Old 05-10-2019, 10:39 AM   #2
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Re: Fuel tank relocation question

There is a write up here about a 69 tank being wider that a 66 frame. May work for the 61's? - http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=448386
Also - http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=370496
There is a whole conversion thread here - http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=558629
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Old 05-12-2019, 02:01 AM   #3
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Re: Fuel tank relocation question

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There is a write up here about a 69 tank being wider that a 66 frame. May work for the 61's? - http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=448386
Also - http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=370496
There is a whole conversion thread here - http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=558629
Thanks for that, I'd found the conversion thread using the search function but not the others. Any idea what the difference is between the frame rails on the 60-62 vs 63-66.
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Old 05-12-2019, 03:59 AM   #4
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Re: Fuel tank relocation question

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There is a write up here about a 69 tank being wider that a 66 frame. May work for the 61's? - http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=448386
Also - http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=370496
There is a whole conversion thread here - http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=558629
Thanks for that, I'd found the conversion thread using the search function but not the others. Any idea what the difference is between the frame rails on the 60-62 vs 63-66.
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Old 05-12-2019, 08:45 AM   #5
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Re: Fuel tank relocation question

There are people on this site who have the frame dimensions info, I do not. If they see this thread your golden. If not keep bumping it.
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Old 05-12-2019, 10:21 AM   #6
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Re: Fuel tank relocation question

The difference is 60-62 are 8” wider than 63-66

I believe it’s 34” and 42” but I’m not sure if that is outside or inside measurement
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Old 05-12-2019, 11:47 PM   #7
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Re: Fuel tank relocation question

Those are the outside frame rail measurements. The '63-'72 frames have room for a tank 26.5-27" wide inside the rear frame rails.

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The difference is 60-62 are 8” wider than 63-66

I believe it’s 34” and 42” but I’m not sure if that is outside or inside measurement
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Re: Fuel tank relocation question

Thanks Captn, I’ll make a note.
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Old 05-14-2019, 02:40 AM   #9
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Re: Fuel tank relocation question

Thanks for that, I've got a '60 with an under bed tank but I can't for the life of me figure out what its from.

Good to know that the 61 will have a little more wiggle room to fit a tank than the '63.
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