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Old 01-12-2010, 06:43 AM   #1
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Rear mount gas tank?

Looking to install a rear mounted tank on a 66 step any info on a good deal, or pros and cons of some that you have? Thanks.
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Old 01-12-2010, 08:27 AM   #2
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Re: Rear mount gas tank?

Check out post #8 of my build thread, there is a parts list and a series of photos. If you have any questions feel free to ask. http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s....php?p=3528171
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Old 01-12-2010, 02:38 PM   #3
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I just put in a CPP Alum. tank this weekend, was a breeze. I got the whole kit (tank, sending unit, bed mount filler and cap) for $450 off their ebay store.
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Old 01-12-2010, 03:16 PM   #4
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Re: Rear mount gas tank?

I found this on another web site this guy used a 1960 f**D falcon gas tank I asked him about it and he said with vary little modification it was a "drop in"...with very little hanging down under the rear...all he really had to do was change the filler to another location,he said because there has never been gas in the tank he didn't worry about fire............
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Old 01-12-2010, 03:16 PM   #5
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Re: Rear mount gas tank?

Here's a few earlier threads with a bunch of opinions and ideas:

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...light=gas+tank
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Old 01-12-2010, 09:33 PM   #6
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Re: Rear mount gas tank?

Great info guys, anyone remember a chevell tank being installed?
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Old 01-13-2010, 12:23 AM   #7
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Re: Rear mount gas tank?

I've used Aero Tanks in every one of my previous trucks- custom extended range tanks.

I'll likely be putting one in my 4x4 suburban as well, though I don't mind having the tank in the cab in my pickups.

He can make a tank to fit pretty much anything, also carries bed tanks, toy hauler tanks and pumps.

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Old 01-14-2010, 06:08 PM   #8
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I just put in a CPP Alum. tank this weekend, was a breeze. I got the whole kit (tank, sending unit, bed mount filler and cap) for $450 off their ebay store.


Do u have anymore pic of that CPP gas tank install, i am thinking of buying one for my 64.
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Old 01-14-2010, 06:14 PM   #9
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Do u have anymore pic of that CPP gas tank install, i am thinking of buying one for my 64.

Easy enough to take some. What would you like to see?
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Old 01-14-2010, 11:02 PM   #10
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Re: Rear mount gas tank?

i also did the cpp tank on my truck. it was very easy and if you want to read a tech article classic trucks mag did a 64 project truck and installed the cpp kit.
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Old 01-20-2010, 10:56 PM   #11
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Re: Rear mount gas tank?

Has anyone used this "universal" tank from tanks inc.? Looks to me like it would be a clean, simple install like the Falcon tank posted above. Is it the filler location that you guys don't like? I don't think it would bother me to have my filler in the bed floor, and I'd love to get my tank out of the cab.
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Has anyone used this "universal" tank from tanks inc.? Looks to me like it would be a clean, simple install like the Falcon tank posted above. Is it the filler location that you guys don't like? I don't think it would bother me to have my filler in the bed floor, and I'd love to get my tank out of the cab.
http://www.tanksinc.com/index.cfm/pa...rod/prd129.htm
Based on the dimensions shown in the Tanks link, 30-1/4 x 21-3/4, I think their "Universal" it is too big for our trucks. I used the Tanks 49-52 Chevy passenger car tank that is 27.5 x 19.5 and it was a tight fit... even after trimming the frame rails a bit.

And I will admit, for me, putting the gas filler neck in the floor of the bed wasn't something I wanted to do.
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Re: Rear mount gas tank?

does anyone know what fuel tank Lakeroadster used above. they dont mention it and he is now a blocked user.
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Try looking here: http://talk.classicparts.com/showthr...t=13928&page=1

maybe what you want to know is there.
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:18 AM   #16
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Re: Rear mount gas tank?

I am using the falcon gas tank in my build. I haven't finished it up completely but here's what I did.
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Here ya go....


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Based on the dimensions shown in the Tanks link, 30-1/4 x 21-3/4, I think their "Universal" it is too big for our trucks. I used the Tanks 49-52 Chevy passenger car tank that is 27.5 x 19.5 and it was a tight fit... even after trimming the frame rails a bit.

And I will admit, for me, putting the gas filler neck in the floor of the bed wasn't something I wanted to do.
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does anyone know what fuel tank Lakeroadster used above. they dont mention it and he is now a blocked user.
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I am using the falcon gas tank in my build. I haven't finished it up completely but here's what I did.
excuse me sir, what tank is that? I NEED a replacement for my 85 stepside, and that looks to be the exact one that was put into my truck years ago.! please respound, my tank is leaking out currently hahah
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This is how I did mine.. works great..
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This is how I did mine.. works great..
See mines in already but leaking cause of a poor exhaust job that resulted in it banging it and putting a hole in it. Any ideas what tank I have?
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My first guess would be a '73+ Blazer tank. Does your original gas gauge work? Is your engine carbureted or EFI?

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My first guess would be a '73+ Blazer tank. Does your original gas gauge work? Is your engine carbureted or EFI?
My truck is carbureted, and I wana say it's the original, I have no idea if it's the original gauge, I want to say it is but its a little off, never left me stranded so I'll put it like that... The tank measures 28 inches in width, and around 22 in length. I believe my truck originaly had like a 16 gallon tank so that's why it floats around a little bit with a 20-22 gallon.
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This is what I used,,
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excuse me sir, what tank is that? I NEED a replacement for my 85 stepside, and that looks to be the exact one that was put into my truck years ago.! please respound, my tank is leaking out currently hahah
It's a 64-66 Mustang/Falcon tank.
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In looking at your pic a little closer, it looks like that tank is a poly tank?

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My truck is carbureted, and I wana say it's the original, I have no idea if it's the original gauge, I want to say it is but its a little off, never left me stranded so I'll put it like that... The tank measures 28 inches in width, and around 22 in length. I believe my truck originaly had like a 16 gallon tank so that's why it floats around a little bit with a 20-22 gallon.
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