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Suburban fuel tank questions #1231634
Wed Aug 23 2017 04:31 PM
Wed Aug 23 2017 04:31 PM
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1954Chevy5Window  Offline OP
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Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 280
Parkville, MO
Hello all,

I'm back at work on my '52 Burb.

I'm preparing to install the gas tank. I clean and sealed it now, I'm trying to get the new fuel line I installed connected to the tank.

My question is what fitting do I need to connect the fuel line to the tank. I have the steel flare fitting from the motor to the rubber tube. But, I've misplaced (I took it out to plug while sealing) the fitting from the tank to the rubber line. I tried the one I thought it was but, it doesn't want to fit. I don't want to risk stripping the threads in the tank. It seems to be 3/8" pipe thread is this correct?

Also I purchased new straps and rubber pads for the install. I removed the old rivets and was going to replace with hex bolts but, it looks like it they may rub. What have people used in this instance to prevent rubbing.

Thanks!!


1954 Chevy 3100
1952 Chevy Suburban
Re: Suburban fuel tank questions [Re: 1954Chevy5Window] #1231703
Thu Aug 24 2017 01:13 AM
Thu Aug 24 2017 01:13 AM
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bowtietim  Offline
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Kansas
Cory i used these bolts i found at my ace hardware , it worked out great.
fuel strap bolts
fuel strap bolts # 2
fuel tank brackets and straps assembled
Tim

Last edited by bowtietim; Thu Aug 24 2017 01:25 AM.

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Re: Suburban fuel tank questions [Re: 1954Chevy5Window] #1231709
Thu Aug 24 2017 01:32 AM
Thu Aug 24 2017 01:32 AM
MNSmith  Offline
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Carriage bolts will also work but you'll have more options if you use the bolts that Tim has.

As for fitting, it has been a long time but I seem to remember it being and inverted flare type.

Re: Suburban fuel tank questions [Re: bowtietim] #1231720
Thu Aug 24 2017 02:12 AM
Thu Aug 24 2017 02:12 AM
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1954Chevy5Window  Offline OP
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Parkville, MO
Originally Posted by bowtietim
Cory i used these bolts i found at my ace hardware , it worked out great.
fuel strap bolts
fuel strap bolts # 2
fuel tank brackets and straps assembled
Tim


Thanks Tim, That's a great idea!!


1954 Chevy 3100
1952 Chevy Suburban
Re: Suburban fuel tank questions [Re: 1954Chevy5Window] #1238744
Tue Oct 10 2017 10:12 PM
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windyville1  Offline
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Central Missouri
My tank had no rubber pads when I removed the old tank. Wonder if my tank had been off before some time in the past.


1950 SUBURBAN / SCHOOL BUS A.K.A "THE SCHOOL RUST"

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