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Re: Fuel filler options
coilover #1400538 Mon Mar 08 2021 02:10 PM
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Thats true, but as Evan has pointed out, if you have something in the bed covering it, it will have to come out to get gas.


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Re: Fuel filler options
coilover #1400591 Mon Mar 08 2021 10:47 PM
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Originally Posted by coilover
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.

A loaded bed is certainly a rarer issue than a filler cap located on a painted part of the vehicle such as fender or bed rail where any spilled gas results in damaged paint.


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Re: Fuel filler options
coilover #1400619 Tue Mar 09 2021 01:25 AM
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I’m using a Jag fuel door.

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Re: Fuel filler options
TUTS 59 #1400632 Tue Mar 09 2021 03:05 AM
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Originally Posted by TUTS 59
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.
You know when you posted that, I was thinking a plate in the bed and not the license plate. I know, “reading is fundamental”. That would be slick on your ‘59 Apache. Not so much for a pre ‘54 AD.


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Re: Fuel filler options
coilover #1400657 Tue Mar 09 2021 10:23 AM
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I'm not saying in bed fillers are wrong, just that there are alternatives. If gas is so hard on paint then every motorcycle gas tank must be damaged because that is where the pop up cap filler comes from.


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Re: Fuel filler options
coilover #1400670 Tue Mar 09 2021 02:20 PM
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You know when you posted that, I was thinking a plate in the bed and not the license plate. I know, “reading is fundamental”. That would be slick on your ‘59 Apache. Not so much for a pre ‘54 AD.[/quote]

I suppose I should have stated "Flip Down License Plate". There is a pretty good thread on this on the H.A.M.B., your right of course that it works better with a Task Force truck.

https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum...-gas-tank-install-cheap-and-easy.186815/


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Re: Fuel filler options
coilover #1400820 Wed Mar 10 2021 04:28 AM
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With a fleet side there are more in bed options. I used the original in-cab filler neck with grommet and welded a panel into the bedside to hold it. A short elbow piece of exhaust tubing connects to the tank between the frame rails. No damage from gas spilling on the paint and I have spilled on many occasions.


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Re: Fuel filler options
coilover #1400833 Wed Mar 10 2021 05:58 AM
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Than you Mark and Mobileortho; that is what I wanted, others ideas and locations. We have done many through the years with some being okay and others a PITA. A couple more examples:

A 66 with the filler in a location that is awkward to hold the filler nozzle at the correct angle:
[img]https://i.postimg.cc/LnzkQfFp/car-show-Gerald-s-021.jpg[/img] [postimg.cc]

The flip up bed floor board; popular for a while but for a "looking at" only truck:
Bed board closed,
[img]https://i.postimg.cc/k2NCT7c4/hidden-tank-001.jpg[/img] [postimg.cc]

Bed board open,
[img]https://i.postimg.cc/WhjXMjhS/hidden-tank-003.jpg[/img] [postimg.cc]


Evan
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