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dmjlambert 12-18-2019 11:04 PM

Re: Fuel tank location options for long bed pickup
 
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Originally Posted by Rufas (Post 8645235)
The fill tank tubes are small and it's very tight getting your hand inside the panel to take the gas cap off. Filling is just a royal PITA.

Those piano hinge fuel door are just plain butt ugly, they rust and the paint peels off the hinges.

One more thing the tanks rust on the inside too.

Well if that's all the problem is, it won't be a problem for me. I'm going to just weld the fill necks shut and not use them. I would like them to have a round hole in top with the 5 bolt holes surrounding it for one of those universal 90 ohm sending units. And another similar hole to mount a round disk fitted with a pickup tube with filter sock and vent tube. If I get used or steel ones that may rust I can clean them up and put some of that RED-KOTE or something like that in there.

Happy_dan 12-19-2019 12:22 PM

Re: Fuel tank location options for long bed pickup
 
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Originally Posted by dmjlambert (Post 8644721)
That is interesting and informative, thanks. I wonder if that is a longhorn-only size, or if those would fit on a long bed pickup. I also wonder how the bolts go through the tank. I suppose maybe there is a tube that goes through the tank and is welded, do you think that's right? Do the mount bolts go through he floor of the bed?

I have that exact same setup in my C-20 Longbed. There are plastic covers over the gas caps to keep the crud out but the rest is all the same. I don't use them but I assume they are still good since everything else in the truck has been good.

BigBird05 12-20-2019 10:10 PM

Re: Fuel tank location options for long bed pickup
 
Has anybody tried to use a 73 style tank (the ones that mount in front of the tires) on a 72? So many other parts from newer trucks seem to work on the 67 to 72's with a little modifying.

dmjlambert 04-29-2020 11:27 PM

Re: Fuel tank location options for long bed pickup
 
BigBird05 I would also like to know if anybody has tried that.

toolboxchev 04-30-2020 01:24 AM

Re: Fuel tank location options for long bed pickup
 
GM came under major scrutiny after 73 on those tanks. Nader and all his buddies in high places were blaming GM for deaths after tanks exploded in T-Bone crashes.

I dunno about doing that???


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