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Under bed fuel tank for 1949 chevy?

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Adam

02-12-2006 20:26:25




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IM looking for a fuel tank that will work under the bed of my 1949 chevy truck. I dont want it in the cab and I dont want to pay $600 for one out of a magazine. Has anyone found one that will fit or could I build my own? Thanks
Adam




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Ron in AR

02-16-2006 04:53:14




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 Re: Under bed fuel tank for 1949 chevy? in reply to Adam, 02-12-2006 20:26:25  
Don't know if this would work for you, but I had the same problem once on a 48 Dodge (mine had pin holes in the bottom). My solution was to use a flat tank off the back of a 70's Chevy full size car. I put it under the back of the bed with the filler neck accessable from between the back of the bed and the rear bumper. Worked great! I just left the old "behind the seat" tank in so I wouldn't have to fill the hole in the cab, and it still looked original.

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Mark

02-14-2006 08:58:26




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 Re: Under bed fuel tank for 1949 chevy? in reply to Adam, 02-12-2006 20:26:25  
I have what I belive is a 1949 or less. Maybe a 1948. The tank is under the bed and is pretty standard in shape. It seems like any square tank would work if you can strap it up there.

If you can build out of aluminum, that is the way to go. You can cut the pices with a standard skill saw and weld the edges. Here in Florida, there are lots of airboat places that build tank pretty cheap maybe under $200 for an aluminum tank.

I built one for my car (yes car not truck) still a gas tank. You can see a pic at:

http://buzztrader.com/forum/pages/Project_Cars/1139879255-999.html

Its also a good read on what not to do! I made a few mistakes. But saved money and built a cool tank.

You could always use an old beer keg, I am sure it will fit and if you get a keg you can drink the beer and keep the keg. You may loose the deposit, still cheaper than a tank and more fun than welding it.

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Dan

02-13-2006 11:03:10




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 Re: Under bed fuel tank for 1949 chevy? in reply to Adam, 02-12-2006 20:26:25  
Adam, the tank you want would be the 47-48 1/2 ton p.u. that is where they were located on the first two years of the A.D. Look through the boneyards, they are there
Dan



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Eddei Petty

02-13-2006 02:51:08




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 Re: Under bed fuel tank for 1949 chevy? in reply to Adam, 02-12-2006 20:26:25  
Consider an after-market fuel cell in the twenty gallon range. They are manufactured in a variety of shapes, are extra safe and won't rust out.
JEGS, Summit and even 'ole J.C. carries them.

Ed in 'ole Virginny



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