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Magic Potion

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Re: 1st gen fuel tank for chevy

Post by Magic Potion on Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:38 pm

Thank you very much I was looking in the wrong places all I found was the poly. I will get one ordered and get some pictures posted.
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Re: 1st gen fuel tank for chevy

Post by donivan65 on Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:44 pm

are you going to get that steel one from Brothers?????
Morbank might not need his 30 ohm sending unit if he can find a 90 ohm one to fit that tank,,,,,Echlers just sent him a wrong one,,,,
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Re: 1st gen fuel tank for chevy

Post by Magic Potion on Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:46 pm

Yes i am, that would be great just tell me where to send the money.
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Re: 1st gen fuel tank for chevy

Post by Magic Potion on Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:56 pm

I like this solution much better I wanted a new tank from the start. Part of the reason I thought it wasn't a big deal there wasn't a tank on the van when I bought it was I had trouble with an old truck that all went back to the gas tank. I had no idea how hard it would be to get a replacement. The guy I bought the van from told me about this site and said it was amazing and that I should check it out. I am sure glad I did but I think my wife is gathering some people for an intervention, not sure she is wrong I have spent more hours on the computer in the last couple of days than i am used to but it has been fun.
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Re: 1st gen fuel tank for chevy

Post by donivan65 on Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:40 pm

you might as well buy the 30 ohm sending unit that fits that tank,,,probably $29,,,,,,,or wait for EBAY bargains like this,,,,,





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Re: 1st gen fuel tank for chevy

Post by morbank on Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:13 pm

Hi Magic, welcome to the site!

Doni mentioned that you are in need of a gas tank and 30 ohm sender and that the style of tank I have might fit the bill. Unfortunately I'm not 100% sure what tank I have as it was on my van when I got it. But the previous owner said that it was an aftermarket tank from Brothers Truck Company for a 1969-72 chevy blazer. Again I'm not certain, but this looks like the tank I have:

http://www.brotherstrucks.com/prodinfo.asp?number=BSGT069

Same measurements and same number of ports and port positions. Here's some pictures of my tank off the van, when I was trying to replace the sender:



And here's another picture of the tank on my van (note that my van also has a heavy duty bumper with a trailer hitch that hangs down further than the original bumper):


Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.
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Re: 1st gen fuel tank for chevy

Post by donivan65 on Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:46 pm

probably the most important gas tank dimension on a 64-67 Chevy/GMC van is will it fit our 17" cradle that the straps hold it up into,,,,




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Re: 1st gen fuel tank for chevy

Post by morbank on Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:18 pm

Here's a few more pictures (sorry about the hard shadows) of how my gas tank is attached to my '68 Handi-Van:

This is the back side. There are two hooks that attach to holes in cradle brackets connected to the crossmember, which then feed through the holes in the straps:


On the other side at the rear of the van the straps are attached with blots through holes that are on the inside of the cradle brackets:


But the at the rear there is an 1 1/2" of clearance between the gas tank and the undercarriage. And 4 1/2" of clearance between the back of the tank and the crossmember.
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Re: 1st gen fuel tank for chevy

Post by donivan65 on Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:30 pm

whats that piece of metal under the filler neck bolted to,,,,,so that tank does not even fit the cradle on a 68-70 van,,,which are set up for the 24 gallon tanks,,,,,it kind of just swings on the straps,,,,,it probably fits better on a 64-67 van set up for the 16 gallon tanks,,,,,
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Re: 1st gen fuel tank for chevy

Post by morbank on Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:43 pm

Do you mean the bright shinny part sticking out under the filler neck? That's just the hose clamp screw.

This tank tapers at the top, so there is a lot of room between it and the cradle on either side.
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Re: 1st gen fuel tank for chevy

Post by donivan65 on Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:57 pm

there is a piece of angle iron under the filler hose probably clamped to some kind of ring around the tank,,,is there another piece on the other side,,,,,does the filler hose have a straight shot through the hole in the frame over to the filler pipe,,,,,and is the vent on the filler pipe hooked up through the frame to somewhere on the tank?
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Re: 1st gen fuel tank for chevy

Post by morbank on Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:50 am

Here's some more pictures of the filler hose area. The hose does indeed line up and feed through the original hole nicely. Not sure about the angle iron?





This one is looking straight up at the hose:
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Re: 1st gen fuel tank for chevy

Post by Twinpilot001 on Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:03 am

angleiron =likely is factory type mounts. Not an owner made & added
item.
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Re: 1st gen fuel tank for chevy

Post by morbank on Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:27 am

Forgot to add... No, the vent next to the filler pipe is not connected to the vent (or vents, as this tank has two) on the tank.
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Re: 1st gen fuel tank for chevy

Post by Magic Potion on Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:42 am

Thank you for mentioning the hitch that does make a difference hangs pretty low.
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Re: 1st gen fuel tank for chevy

Post by donivan65 on Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:37 pm

Then gas is spilling out if that vent hole aint hooked up to the filler neck,,,,it lets the air out of the tank so gas can go into it when you fill up,,,,,,here is a real 1964-67 16 gallon gas tank and crossmember set up,,,,,the straps pull the tank up into saddles on both sides of the tank,,,,,you might have to modify it to get that Blazer tank to fit in tightly,,,,I am kind of thinking Morbanks tank in his 2nd Gen needs something like some 2x6's to capture his tank ,,,,,







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Re: 1st gen fuel tank for chevy

Post by Magic Potion on Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:34 pm

I found a tank (Gen 1) working out the details on getting it here thank you for all the info this will undoubtedly help with the install and forced me to stay with an original tank.
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Re: 1st gen fuel tank for chevy

Post by morbank on Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:01 pm

That's great Magic! Nothing better than the real thing!


And to Doni: Definitely liking the 2x6 idea. And yes, I need to connect the vents!
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Re: 1st gen fuel tank for chevy

Post by donivan65 on Mon Mar 16, 2015 2:36 pm

you need the vent hooked up to the filler tube,,,,,,you can just plug off the other ones that are there for the newer type vehicles with emission control equipment,,,
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Re: 1st gen fuel tank for chevy

Post by morbank on Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:45 pm

Brothers also offers this 67-72 Rear Mount Gas Tank Set:

http://www.brotherstrucks.com/prodinfo.asp?number=GTPDS72

Same 69-72 Blazer/Suburban tank we were talking about before, but this tank comes with straps and 90 ohm sending unit (emailed to check).

Not sure if the straps would work for the G-Vans but they sure do look better than the ones I'm using.
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Re: 1st gen fuel tank for chevy

Post by Magic Potion on Mon Mar 16, 2015 5:30 pm

Thank you Vantasia for the lead. I am starting to feel better about my sportvan after I bought the van I read for hours on this site and went from being supper motivated to sick to my stomach thinking about the possible problems that I will undoubtedly run into. You guys have shown me I have a safety net and a wealth on information at my finger tips.
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Re: 1st gen fuel tank for chevy

Post by morbank on Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:29 pm

Yes there are some amazingly talented folks here! And if your van has survived your wife then surely your biggest hurdle is behind you! Good luck and please take pictures along the way.
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Re: 1st gen fuel tank for chevy

Post by Vantasia on Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:56 am

Magic Potion wrote:Thank you Vantasia for the lead. I am starting to feel better about my sportvan after I bought the van I read for hours on this site and went from being supper motivated to sick to my stomach thinking about the possible problems that I will undoubtedly run into. You guys have shown me I have a safety net and a wealth on information at my finger tips.
No problem! Hope it works out. Figure out how to post some pics, not to hard once you get the hang of it, choose the free host an image, resize to 640 option and then copy the big long html address into the message, or if they are already online somewhere, use the insert image buttom from url.
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Re: 1st gen fuel tank for chevy

Post by Magic Potion on Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:56 am

Just add to this thread?
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Re: 1st gen fuel tank for chevy

Post by panelmanrd on Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:24 am

the angle brackets on his tank support the factory
skid plate that the s10 blazers used.

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