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 Post subject: Custom 150 Fuel Tank
PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:49 pm 
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I have a question about the stock fuel tank on my 77. Firstly, does anyone have a clue where I can get one? I have looked all over in Texas, but they are all dry rotted or cracked. I have a after-market summit fuel cell mounted in the back, but fuel sending unit is bad. Would like to get the tank back under the bed. Any help out there? :)

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 Post subject: Re: Custom 150 Fuel Tank
PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:38 pm 
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What is wrong with the original? Plastic or metal? Some possible solutions:

Non-OEM solution:
http://www.rustrepair.com/gas_tanks.htm

Fuel-tank liner:
http://racewayparts.com/fueltankrestoration.aspx

Gas tank Repair (there are others):
http://www.misterfixit.com/gastank/gastankrepair.htm

Another sealer (liner):
http://caswellplating.com/aids/epoxygas.htm

How close are you to Cali? LA & The Bay Area have some clean stuff...Hope this helps! ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Custom 150 Fuel Tank
PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:05 am 
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Here are the measurements for the gm replacements:

http://www.car-stuff.com/fueltank.htm


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 Post subject: Re: Custom 150 Fuel Tank
PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:13 am 
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One more:

http://www.raybuck.com/p-967-replacement-gas-tanks.html


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 Post subject: Re: Custom 150 Fuel Tank
PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:18 am 
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The original tank was missing when truck came into my possession. Thanks for all the links. I'm in North Texas. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Custom 150 Fuel Tank
PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:26 am 
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If you could get a broken/bad OEM one out of the boneyard, you would have the dimensions and might be able to get a replacement non-OEM or fab something- just a thought. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Custom 150 Fuel Tank
PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:09 am 
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LDB wrote:
but they are all dry rotted or cracked....but fuel sending unit is bad.


Around here our tanks are usually fine,its the trucks that are dry rotted and cracked. :lol:
I need to replace the sending unit on a couple of my trucks also,if you can find out the part #,some may still be available from dealerships or at least they were when I last checked a few years ago. Auto Meter does have a universal sending unit for about $40,it would have to be modified just a bit but should be easy on plastic tanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Custom 150 Fuel Tank
PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:00 pm 
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have a pic of the sending unit?

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 Post subject: Re: Custom 150 Fuel Tank
PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:44 pm 
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it is hard to find a good tank out here, and now they are testing the evap systems in CA....wrecking yards usually drill a hole in them to drain the fuel....it suxs..

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