Ok. I have a 1949 3800 flatbed truck. I am wanting to move the gas tank out of the cab. I have thrown around a few ideas for the tank location. Mount duel tanks on either side of the frame behind the cab, on the flat bed, or use a 47-48 suburban style tank and mount inside the frame. If I do the inside the frame option, will the suburban style 16 gallon tank work? I know i might have to cut a notch in the flatbed mounting board to get it to come through. I see there are 2 braces on those frames to help hold the tank Can those be found anywhere? Thanks for any help and assistance.
This is my 48 3600 flat bed. I used a universal tank (u-4) from www.tanksinc.com. I built some angle iron brackets with a "dip" in them to lower the tank in the frame, and get the fill neck down to the top of the frame rail. Jon
Thanks. Do you have any pictures of the brackets? My truck has a flat bed so i have a 4x6 attached to the frame and the box sets on top of that. I have toyed with either placing it like you did or up even higher since I have a bit more room
I have a flat bed too, but plenty of room. not the best pics, fluorescent lights in the garage don't like the cold... Brackets mounted to cross member at the back of the cab, and the cross member just ahead of the axle.