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Vanadian

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Location : Bragg Creek, Alberta, CANADA
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New fuel tank for first generation?

Post by Vanadian on Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:03 am

I need a fuel tank for my 65. Pretty sure my ratio of fuel to rust is not mixed properly atm.

Any help on where I can get one?

Is it the same as a 65 pick up?
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Vantasia

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Re: New fuel tank for first generation?

Post by Vantasia on Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:00 pm

Rare, tank is an oddball size and not shared with any other Chevy trucks or cars....they do come up from time to time on eBay and from kind members here parting out a van, many have holes punched in them as junk yards are required to drain tanks upon arrival and they use a pick axe, but they can be repaired...there was a group effort over at Vintage Chevy Van Club forum to have a fabricator make a run of them but I'm not sure if it ever materialized. http://www.vcvc.org/showthread.php/27189-Ending-the-Gas-(tank)-Crisis?highlight=gas+tanks How bad is your tank? Any good radiator shop (most work on gas tanks too) can repair a tank no matter how rusted, I've even seen whole sides replaced with new welded in sheet metal. There is a web service where you can send your tank in and they repair it and return it, google around. Here's one: http://www.gas-tank.com/ I had a local shop boil mine out to get all rust out. When I got it back, I showed my ignorance when I looked inside and the freshly etched metal was all orange rust colored...the guy said the where bare steel from the factory and always had a slight rust patina on the inside , especially the top where it was exposed to air and moisture, all steel auto tanks did this and a little rust was normal, that's what filters were for when it got bad over time but they figured the tanks would outlive the average service life of a vehicle back than and they did, only old collector cars have that problem today where its reached the point of flaking off into the fuel! But get it cleaned and it will be OK. Don't use one of those sealers, not needed, they dissolve with modern ethanol fuels, they all warn that on the labels too...
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Vanadian

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Re: New fuel tank for first generation?

Post by Vanadian on Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:32 pm

Thanks Vantasia! I was hoping someone would chuck me a part number but this is next best thing! Great information! I'll let you know how it turns out.
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AzDon

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Re: New fuel tank for first generation?

Post by AzDon on Sun Aug 28, 2016 10:22 pm

A friend turned me on to tanksinc.com.......They make new steel tanks and include provisions for in-tank fuel pumps.....The 53-54 chevy tank looks like it might work for second gen.....There is a universal tank that is shorter/narrower/deeper that might be perfect!

This one:
http://www.tanksinc.com/index.cfm/page/ptype=product/product_id=121/category_id=133/mode=prod/prd121.htm

Or maybe this one:
http://www.tanksinc.com/index.cfm/page/ptype=product/product_id=114/category_id=133/mode=prod/prd114.htm

The tank in my 69 is 29" wide by 26" (as measured including the mounting seam lip) with the fill spout at 16.25 from the front and into the top side of the tank....


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Space Truckin

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Re: New fuel tank for first generation?

Post by Space Truckin on Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:00 am

This is good info...
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AzDon

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Re: New fuel tank for first generation?

Post by AzDon on Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:23 pm

Another feature of these tanks is that there are multiple sender options, so that you can get the right one to work with your stock gauge....
Also four electric fuel pump options to match the type of EFI you use, or comes with a blockoff plate for a pump and all their tanks have a pickup tube.....
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Vanadian

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Re: New fuel tank for first generation?

Post by Vanadian on Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:36 am

Well mines at the Rad shop ATM and was full of rust so I'll let y'all know how it works out.
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Van crazy

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Re: New fuel tank for first generation?

Post by Van crazy on Fri Sep 09, 2016 3:14 pm

I picked this fuel tank up from Brothers it comes with 30 ohm sender and straps.  Item GTPDS66  on sale 189.99 it fits in between crossmembers and straps need to be reconfigured. I tweeked the neck on tank down and forward slightly to get it in line with the fill neck because fill is not in center like original. The fill is 1 3/8 and the vent is 1/2 same as the stock fill tube I picked up the fill hose at fillernecksupply.com    there is a couple vent tubes not being used that will need to be pluged. I have pics of what i did in my build thread http://vintage-vans.forumotion.com/t35058p50-van-crazy-65-chevy .
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AzDon

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Re: New fuel tank for first generation?

Post by AzDon on Sun Sep 11, 2016 1:15 pm

Van crazy wrote:I picked this fuel tank up from Brothers it comes with 30 ohm sender and straps.  Item GTPDS66  on sale 189.99 it fits in between crossmembers and straps need to be reconfigured. I tweeked the neck on tank down and forward slightly to get it in line with the fill neck because fill is not in center like original. The fill is 1 3/8 and the vent is 1/2 same as the stock fill tube I picked up the fill hose at fillernecksupply.com    there is a couple vent tubes not being used that will need to be pluged. I have pics of what i did in my build thread http://vintage-vans.forumotion.com/t35058p50-van-crazy-65-chevy .

I looked up this tank at Brothers.......No measurements, but it is a direct replacement for a 67-72 Suburban...... No problem, I've got a 68 Burb!.... Measurement of stock tank is 18.5 f2r (including f&r flanges) and 27.5 between the frame rails, which the side tank flanges rest against the bottom of.... The tank flanges are about 1.75 per side and are about 7" below the floor..... Overall depth of the tank appears to be about 14"...... The Brothers tank is said (in the Q&A) to hold 20 gallons....

OR.... There is this one that they show specs for for $169:
https://www.brotherstrucks.com/69-72-GAS-TANK-BLAZER-_-SUBURBAN-STEEL/productinfo/BSGT069/
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AzDon

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Re: New fuel tank for first generation?

Post by AzDon on Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:02 pm

AzDon wrote:A friend turned me on to tanksinc.com.......They make new steel tanks and include provisions for in-tank fuel pumps.....The 53-54 chevy tank looks like it might work for second gen.....There is a universal tank that is shorter/narrower/deeper that might be perfect!

This one:
http://www.tanksinc.com/index.cfm/page/ptype=product/product_id=121/category_id=133/mode=prod/prd121.htm

Or maybe this one:
http://www.tanksinc.com/index.cfm/page/ptype=product/product_id=114/category_id=133/mode=prod/prd114.htm

The tank in my 69 is 29" wide by 26" (as measured including the mounting seam lip) with the fill spout at 16.25 from the front and into the top side of the tank....

I wrote to tanksinc. to get details about the fill spout placement for the 53 chevy tank.... The fill spout is 2" and is at 6", on center, from the rear corner of the tank flange, so just less that 16" ahead of the spout..... It will fit my van! (69-108)

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