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Re: '37 chevy 1/2 ton [Re: burchmanor] #1329949 Tue Oct 15 2019 12:18 AM
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If you have your old tank I would measure the height and compare it with the new one. Then if its the same, I would suspect that it has not dropped into the opening all the way for some reason. You should be able to run a level from edge to edge over your tank and not have contact with the gas tank. My tank on my 37 is a good half an inch below the edge of my seat riser.


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Re: '37 chevy 1/2 ton [Re: 1946GMCDAN] #1329976 Tue Oct 15 2019 02:24 AM
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OK, thanks.
The petcock and drain plug are sticking through the holes in the floor pan.
I replaced the foam strips under the tank but they are only 1/16th inch or so
thick so that's probably not my issue.
I'll pull the tank and see what the problem is. I'll measure the height of the
tank and the depth of the seat riser and see if I can see what the problem is.
I'm thinking it's the right tank- it looks just like the one I took out.

Re: '37 chevy 1/2 ton [Re: burchmanor] #1329986 Tue Oct 15 2019 04:08 AM
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In looking at the photo of your tank it appears the sender unit is on the drivers side? It appears the steering wheel is showing in the photo, which is why I make that observation. If so, the sending unit would keep the seat bottom from nesting correctly in the recess on the passenger side seat bottom.

Re: '37 chevy 1/2 ton [Re: burchmanor] #1330179 Wed Oct 16 2019 10:22 PM
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OK, So I pulled the tank and bent the flanges down all the way around. The tank now sits farther back and lower so it's
below the seat riser. I just hope I didn't damage the pinch welds in the flanges so that it leaks. I'm still going to need a different
seat. It looks like the rear frame of the seat is supposed to hang on the two brackets attached to the back of the cab and the
current seat frame doesn't appear to be designed to do that So the search is on for a proper seat.
Thanks everyone for the advice. This is my first project like this so you are probably going to hear more from me as I
run into problems. 46Sparky- the sender is on the top of the tank.

Last edited by burchmanor; Wed Oct 16 2019 10:24 PM. Reason: added info
Re: '37 chevy 1/2 ton [Re: burchmanor] #1330181 Wed Oct 16 2019 10:37 PM
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Take me a picture of your seat frames top and bottom. I'm glad we worked out the height issue. If you only need a back seat frame you should be in better shape. The bottoms are the hardest to find in decent shape.


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Re: '37 chevy 1/2 ton [Re: burchmanor] #1330226 Thu Oct 17 2019 11:50 AM
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Yes, the sender is and should be on the tank top passenger side. A recess in the seat bottom sheet metal, passenger side half, allows for sender clearance.

CORRECTION. I was wrong. When I returned home several days after this reply I checked my ‘37. The fuel sending unit is i deed on the drivers side and on the tank top. The seat sheet metal bottom has a recess that allows the sender to nest in that recess when the cushion is in place. Sorry for the confusion. My bad.

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Re: '37 chevy 1/2 ton [Re: burchmanor] #1330227 Thu Oct 17 2019 12:09 PM
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46Sparky,
On the 1937, the sender is under the driver's side, and the bung where you fill the tank is under the passenger side. From the picture, the orientation looks correct to me, just that the tank wasn't sitting low enough. Remember, the 1937 truck is the one year where you opened the passenger door to fill the tank and the seat bottom is split in two.

Orientation is also determined by the tank vent that goes through from the top, out the bottom of the tank, and corresponds to a hole in the cab floor. You can see in the picture the top of the vent, between the sender and the bung.

Kent


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Re: '37 chevy 1/2 ton [Re: burchmanor] #1330241 Thu Oct 17 2019 05:49 PM
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I know a couple guys that part out mostly pre 46 Chevy and GMCs and sell on ebay. Seller goes by 'razorfish05', contact this seller and if you do not see a seat listed, ask him they may just have one.
Best of luck

Other seller goes by 'the-prewar-schwinn-scholar'.

Last edited by JiMerit Boltr#43; Thu Oct 17 2019 05:57 PM.

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Re: '37 chevy 1/2 ton [Re: burchmanor] #1330271 Fri Oct 18 2019 12:22 AM
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burchmanor Offline OP
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I added pictures of the seat frames to the original post.
Are razorfish05 and prewarschwinn scholar on this site or ebay?

Re: '37 chevy 1/2 ton [Re: burchmanor] #1330296 Fri Oct 18 2019 03:17 AM
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These guys sell on ebay and deal in truck parts, worth checking out for hard to find items.


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