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1948 gas tank in 1949 truck
#1337050 Mon Dec 09 2019 03:19 PM
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Having trouble locating tank in frame , holes for straps that im using seem to locate the tank very close to the rear end. I can not find original dimensions for tank install. Yes i have changed rear end to 10 bolt and have a chassis eng. new leave spring assy in rear. Thanks in advance John


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Re: 1948 gas tank in 1949 truck
arustycars639 #1337051 Mon Dec 09 2019 03:40 PM
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What size truck? Tank originally behind the seat? If so there will not be any pre-drilled mounting holes in the frame for mounting the earlier tank.


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Re: 1948 gas tank in 1949 truck
arustycars639 #1337073 Mon Dec 09 2019 06:26 PM
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The truck has tank in cab 1949-1953 frame is 1949 or 50 not sure no knee action shocks. I used holes that were in frame not sure if they are the correct ones or not, This is very likely why the tank is close to rear end. I have a assembly manual cant find tank location, looked in archive material no luck just need guide for hole location on frame. 1948 new tank and strap installation.


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Re: 1948 gas tank in 1949 truck
arustycars639 #1337075 Mon Dec 09 2019 06:37 PM
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You won't find hole dimensions for a '48 frame in the FAM, as everything there is later.
Probably the only way to get the actual dimensions is for a fellow 'bolter to measure their '48 frame.
Or you could locate the tank where it fits and drill holes appropriately. You just need clearance from the running gear.
The tubular shocks started in '50, so your frame is '50 or later.
This all assumes it's a 1/2 ton (3100) pickup. If it's a heavier truck, it might have had a frame mounted tank and there might be the appropriate diagram in the FAM, but I don't recall seeing hole locations in the frame sheets.

Last edited by klhansen; Mon Dec 09 2019 06:41 PM.

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Re: 1948 gas tank in 1949 truck
arustycars639 #1337077 Mon Dec 09 2019 06:53 PM
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