March 15, 2004I want to replace my my gas tank with an aftermarket tank and relocate it from the interior of the cab, to maybe under the truck bed or something. The relocation will give me some extra legroom for some bucket seats and it will be much safer. Has anyone done this before? Is it a pretty simple job? I'm just trying to find out everything I can before buying one.
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March 16, 2004There seems to be articles about that topics just about everywhere. Read a few of them but never done it so far. Doesn't seem to be too hard depending on which way you go with the gas door. I don't think I have seen one done on a '67 and up but I'll look around.
March 16, 2004I know my buddy took his out of his 56 ford and went to the local junk yard. He took measurements of his under frame, under the bed of the truck and took the tape measure to the junk yard. He found a gas tank that would fit underneath. The change was real easy once he had the tank. I've seen new ones out that are very compact and actually made of a plastic for light weight. Don't know what they cost. Hope this helps. I understand what you mean about the tank in the cab. Not to mention the damn fumes.
March 17, 2004I moved my tank and got most of what I needed from gastanks.com, I fabricated the tank hangers and the filler neck,one change you will need to make is an electric fuel pump near the tank and making sure your sending unit resistances matches your gauge.
March 17, 2004Does this look like what I need? I'll probably have to cut the bed for the new opening. http://www.earlyclassic.com/tank.html
March 17, 2004Looks like Brothers Trucks has exactly what you need in Kit Form.
Hope this helps.
March 19, 2004Wow thanks man. That's exactly what I was looking for. Awesome stuff. I also like the chrome sport front bumper with foglights.
December 4, 2005I realize my post is a little late. but for anyone building on a budget, theres a cool company out of cali. @ www.truckandcarshop.com they've got a kit for $192 to convert your tank. to the rails under the bed. I went really budget on mine. I put a fuel cell in my toolbox. you don't even know it's there. don't worry it's not permanent. I'm in the ultra budget stage. the tank came with the truck and the toolbox was free from the trash. How else would a teen build a truck? new parts, yeah right.