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Fuel filler options
#1400337 Sun Mar 07 2021 04:49 AM
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'Bolter
When modifying our rides one of the popular choices is to move the gas tank out of the cab. The easiest and ugliest is to put the filler tube in the bed floor. This also puts it in the way of anything that might be put in the bed and must be kept clear in case a fill up is needed. Here are a few options we have used depending on whether the bed sides are single wall or double wall.

Single wall 52 3100:

Pop up filler cap in drivers side rear fender
[img]https://i.postimg.cc/XZ4RPYSz/016.jpg[/img] [postimg.cc]

Double wall 70 pickup/Blazer:
Pop up cap just above tail light and painted body color
[img]https://i.postimg.cc/14sKNV0T/IMG-5241.jpg[/img] [postimg.cc]

Double wall 49 Studebaker which has angled bed top rail like an AD Chevy:
Pop up cap just in front of LR stake pocket
[img]https://i.postimg.cc/Z0QCz1qc/IMG-5233.jpg[/img] [postimg.cc]

The ugly in the way method on 70 C10:
[img]https://i.postimg.cc/1nt5LHh2/IMG-5238.jpg[/img] [postimg.cc]

Bonus pic of a 34 Ford Cabriolet with pop up cap painted body color:
Cap is top left of license plate
[img]https://i.postimg.cc/K3tXVkzC/Dan-Z-s-two-34-s-006.jpg[/img] [postimg.cc]


Evan
Re: Fuel filler options
coilover #1400360 Sun Mar 07 2021 01:14 PM
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Evan, on the ‘52 3100, what tank did you use and how did you route the filler tube?


Phil

1952 Chevrolet 3100
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‘59 235 & hydraulic lifters
“Three on the Tree” & 4:11 torque tube
12v w/ Alternator
Re: Fuel filler options
coilover #1400436 Sun Mar 07 2021 09:18 PM
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Phil,
The 52 3100 has the early 21g Blazer tank. It has the right curves to miss all the frame and cross members and does not hang below the roll pan plus the filler neck on the tank is angled to the left side. A few pics that show tube routing. We have the muffler shop bend up the rust free aluminized tube so only a short piece of hose is needed at the tank and at the cap.

Blazer tank"
[img]https://i.postimg.cc/ykgtVMgx/003.jpg[/img] [postimg.cc]

Tank doesn't hang low in rear:
[img]https://i.postimg.cc/Y4917H0y/017.jpg[/img] [postimg.cc]

Filler tube from tank to pop up cap:
[img]https://i.postimg.cc/cKr8jBkp/004.jpg[/img] [postimg.cc]


Evan
Re: Fuel filler options
coilover #1400441 Sun Mar 07 2021 11:04 PM
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Evan, What year Blazer tank did you use? Thanks Steve

Re: Fuel filler options
coilover #1400473 Mon Mar 08 2021 01:51 AM
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'Bolter
That's not the best example of how to mount an in-bed fuel filler. First, they don't have to be mounted that high; they can be mounted below bed-level so as to not stick up and interfere. Another option is to put a flush filler door in the bed, either by using an aftermarket filler door, or by cutting and hinging the original wood for a perfect blend.


1951 Chevy Panel Truck
Re: Fuel filler options
coilover #1400477 Mon Mar 08 2021 02:02 AM
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'Bolter
All true, but if you have sheets of plywood, paneling, laminate, or anything that covers the floor you will have to unload to add gas.


Evan
Re: Fuel filler options
coilover #1400479 Mon Mar 08 2021 02:21 AM
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Thanks Evan! Nice setup and great execution. My “in cab” tank needs to be replaced and I’m exploring all the possibilities.

Last edited by Phak1; Mon Mar 08 2021 02:21 AM.

Phil

1952 Chevrolet 3100
Project Journals
‘59 235 & hydraulic lifters
“Three on the Tree” & 4:11 torque tube
12v w/ Alternator
Re: Fuel filler options
coilover #1400512 Mon Mar 08 2021 08:56 AM
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Steve,
It is from the 2nd series Blazer which was in the 80's (?).


Evan
Re: Fuel filler options
coilover #1400519 Mon Mar 08 2021 12:23 PM
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'Bolter
Thank you for the reply!

Re: Fuel filler options
coilover #1400534 Mon Mar 08 2021 01:58 PM
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Crusty Old Sarge
I have thought about using a Camaro or Mustang tank with the filler neck in the rear. I could just add a flip down plate to hide the filler.


Craig

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