Gas Tank


Gas Tank Gas Tank

Gas Tank Gas Tank

Gas Tank

For the gas tank, I wanted to free up the space behind the seat for a sound system, and since the truck did not have a gas tank when I brought it, I decided to put a tank in the back under the bed. I looked in truck parts catalogs, and noticed most offered a blazer-style tank kit that cost anywhere from $300 to $500. I did not feel like paying that much for a tank set-up, so I did some research on what model trucks (panels, blazers, and suburbans) had rear tanks, and what was needed for using one on a truck. Turns out that you can use a rear tank from a 1960 to 1972 panels, blazers, and suburbans, and they will be a simple bolt-in. What I found was a single tank from a 1962 suburban. I pulled the tank, the single strap that held into place, and the filler tube, and only had to pay $45 for the whole thing. One thing I forgot to check was the engine of that suburban, was a 6 or 8 cylinder as the fuel pick-ups are different for the engine. Anyway, I had the tank cleaned, then painted it gloss black, and bolted it right into my frame. I plan on driving my truck everyday, and do not want the filler cap to be in the floor of the bed as seen in most trucks that have rear tanks. I plan on making a new filler tube that will come up through the rear driver-side stake pocket tube. DONE!! Pictures below show that I took a push-button flushed gas cap from a marine supply shop, and using gas filler hose and a vent hose, welded the assembly into the driver side rear stake pocket. I had to cut out some metal from the rear bed cross still.
Gas Cap
Gas Cap
Gas Cap
Gas Cap
Gas Cap
Gas Cap
Gas Cap
Gas Cap
Gas Cap
Gas Cap
Gas Cap
Underside
Underside
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