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48 chevy 1 ton gas tank
#1431145 Wed Nov 24 2021 02:36 AM
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'Bolter
I'm new to this whole resort thing. I got a 1948 Chevy Thriftmaster (1 ton) on a "barn find". I'm 0-19 in my efforts to find a gas tank (under bed) for it. Does anyone know where I can find one? Preferably new, but at this point, used will do.


Trent Tumbleson
Re: 48 chevy 1 ton gas tank
Trent Tumbleson #1431398 Fri Nov 26 2021 04:26 AM
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Posts: 272
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Hello Trent, I haven't found a source for an exact replacement tank. I think your best bet is to place an ad here in the 'Parts Wanted' section. I've had pretty good luck finding things there.
Those tanks are difficult to find. I got lucky with my trucks in that good cleanings and a couple of small repairs were all that was needed.

Re: 48 chevy 1 ton gas tank
Trent Tumbleson #1431410 Fri Nov 26 2021 03:50 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 4,461
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'Bolter
You might be able to fit a behind the seat in there, new ones are available. Would have to make filler neck.

Ed


'37 GMC T-18 w/ DD 4-53T, RTO-610, 6231 aux., '95 GMC running gear, full disc brakes, power steering, 22.5 wheels and tires.
'47 GMC 1 ton w/ 302, NP-540, 4wd, full width Blazer front axle.
'54 GMC 630 w/ 503 gasser, 5 speed, ex fire truck, shortened WB 4', install 8' bed.
'55 GMC 370 w/270, 420 4 speed, grain, dump bed truck from ND. Works OK.
Re: 48 chevy 1 ton gas tank
Trent Tumbleson #1431421 Fri Nov 26 2021 05:02 PM
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A teacher, but always an apprentice.
You are going to be hard pressed (near impossible) to find a custom fit tank for that 1 ton. If you're dead set on getting one back there, you are going to have to take measurements on the frame rails and find a fitted universal tank that will fit. In my opinion, just use the original behind the tank. If you have new hoses and a solid tank, the dreaded fumes don't exist. I have my tank behind the seat and I can't smell fuel.


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1951 GMC 9430 1 ton dually—-Shiny!

1970 Chevrolet C10 - Grandpa’s- My first truck.—in progress to shiny
1972 Chevrolet C20- Rusty- the puzzle box lid for the C10.
1950 Chevrolet 1300- in progress to shiny.
1962 AMC Rambler American- my wife’s

Parts trucks-
1951 GMC 9300
1951-GMC 9430
1951- Chevrolet 1300
Re: 48 chevy 1 ton gas tank
Trent Tumbleson #1431561 Sat Nov 27 2021 08:05 PM
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Posts: 2,996
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The under bed tank became so hard to find we started making our own. A lot of people showed interest but we do not fabricate for any but our own projects so I did a write up on fabbing one up with home tooling. Not as pretty as the ones we do for shop customers with all our sheet metal equipment but it is cheap and out of sight anyway. Don't know on 1 Tons but on 1/2 and 3/4 the tank measures 13x13x21 inches. We use 18g cold rolled coated or 20g stainless which requires a TIG machine.

Common tools and using table edge to make bends:
[img]https://i.postimg.cc/f3FDsFhh/underbed-gas-tank-004.jpg[/img] [postimg.cc]

18g cold rolled broke into a 13x13x21 box:
[img]https://i.postimg.cc/Z9vX85X1/underbed-gas-tank-003.jpg[/img] [postimg.cc]

13x13 end plate with 1/2" flanges to fit into box section:
[img]https://i.postimg.cc/n9VJGt4B/underbed-gas-tank-005.jpg[/img] [postimg.cc]

Pick up tube and fuel line fitting are brazed/welded into front end plate and pick up tube tacked to bottom of tank:
[img]https://i.postimg.cc/Q9yb0Q5m/underbed-gas-tank-006.jpg[/img] [postimg.cc]

Would recommend anti slosh baffles before final end plate welded in place but not mandatory.

All seams are welded and frame brackets are fabricated. (pics if interested).

Last edited by coilover; Sat Nov 27 2021 08:11 PM.

Evan
Re: 48 chevy 1 ton gas tank
Trent Tumbleson #1431648 Sun Nov 28 2021 03:52 PM
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'Bolter
Is your tank missing? I have a 47 3600 and my tank looked like this. Not anything like a 1/2 ton. It measures 12x 7 x41. It sits under brackets from the left side frame. I was able to repair my tank as only the top was bad from dust sitting on the top.

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Last edited by lumbersawyer; Sun Nov 28 2021 03:54 PM.
Re: 48 chevy 1 ton gas tank
Trent Tumbleson #1431655 Sun Nov 28 2021 05:54 PM
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'Bolter
As stated, the bigger trucks had different sized tanks. Here is a 3100 tank on a 1948.

[img]https://i.postimg.cc/WqwvN2gk/56-and-Model-A-010.jpg[/img] [postimg.cc]


Evan
Re: 48 chevy 1 ton gas tank
Trent Tumbleson #1431708 Mon Nov 29 2021 05:51 AM
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A teacher, but always an apprentice.
🤪🤦🏼‍♂️

My apologies, Trent. I totally forgot about the 47-48 tanks being under the bed side.


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1951 GMC 9430 1 ton dually—-Shiny!

1970 Chevrolet C10 - Grandpa’s- My first truck.—in progress to shiny
1972 Chevrolet C20- Rusty- the puzzle box lid for the C10.
1950 Chevrolet 1300- in progress to shiny.
1962 AMC Rambler American- my wife’s

Parts trucks-
1951 GMC 9300
1951-GMC 9430
1951- Chevrolet 1300
Re: 48 chevy 1 ton gas tank
Trent Tumbleson #1431758 Mon Nov 29 2021 10:52 PM
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Professional procrastinator
I believe I have a good used original tank. You will probably need to coat the inside but there is no holes or rot. If you can provide measurements I can verify. Please PM me your zip code and I can get you a shipping quote.


1946 Chevy 3/4T panel
1947.2 GMC 1/2T panel
1947.2 GMC 1/2T long bed
1948 GMC 1/2T pick-up

Re: 48 chevy 1 ton gas tank
Twin Jimmys #1431769 Tue Nov 30 2021 01:07 AM
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Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed & Paint and Body Shop Forums
Originally Posted by Twin Jimmys
I believe I have a good used original tank. You will probably need to coat the inside but there is no holes or rot. If you can provide measurements I can verify. Please PM me your zip code and I can get you a shipping quote.
Please take your offer to PM. Buying and selling is only allowed in the Swap Meet.


Kevin
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: 48 chevy 1 ton gas tank
Trent Tumbleson #1431779 Tue Nov 30 2021 02:51 AM
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Professional procrastinator
Thank you and my apologies. Since the member is new and cannot PM I guess I will just post a for sale ad and hope they see it.


1946 Chevy 3/4T panel
1947.2 GMC 1/2T panel
1947.2 GMC 1/2T long bed
1948 GMC 1/2T pick-up

Re: 48 chevy 1 ton gas tank
coilover #1431927 Wed Dec 01 2021 07:01 AM
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Posts: 1,080
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1947-54 Suburban gas tanks are available at the usual vendors. Don’t see any reason why a Suburban tank can’t be mounted and possibly modify the filler neck if necessary. Just an idea

https://www.ecklers.com/1947-1948-c...nQnzAcnmnFMc1QnUfEGRLaaWtTsaAtq9EALw_wcB


Originally Posted by coilover
As stated, the bigger trucks had different sized tanks. Here is a 3100 tank on a 1948.

[img]https://i.postimg.cc/WqwvN2gk/56-and-Model-A-010.jpg[/img] [postimg.cc]

Last edited by tom moore; Wed Dec 01 2021 07:05 AM.
Re: 48 chevy 1 ton gas tank
Trent Tumbleson #1437233 Fri Jan 14 2022 02:44 PM
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Posts: 11
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I'm in southern MN. Zip is 56171. I am terrible at figuring out how respond/be notified someone answered me. My cell number is 507-236-5067. I just can't find one. I'm a farmer who is working on my 48 this winter. Please feel free to text or call.
Thanks.


Trent Tumbleson
Re: 48 chevy 1 ton gas tank
Trent Tumbleson #1437234 Fri Jan 14 2022 02:45 PM
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Posts: 11
T
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I am bad at forums. My cell # is 507-236-5067. I still haven't found one. So I am interested.


Trent Tumbleson
Re: 48 chevy 1 ton gas tank
Trent Tumbleson #1437344 Sat Jan 15 2022 04:04 AM
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Posts: 10,673
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Publishing your phone # on a public forum is not recommended. If you click on your username a drop down menu will appear. Click on posts and it will take you to every post you have made and you can see if anyone has responded. Looks to me like you have received 11 responses to this thread.


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2) “Emily”
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe “Clarence”



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Re: 48 chevy 1 ton gas tank
Justhorsenround #1437513 Sun Jan 16 2022 05:48 PM
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Trent, how about this tank currently on eBay? Auction # 294729325316

Re: 48 chevy 1 ton gas tank
Trent Tumbleson #1437552 Mon Jan 17 2022 12:00 AM
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Professional procrastinator
Trent, I will PM you this week. I will get a shipping cost and be in touch


1946 Chevy 3/4T panel
1947.2 GMC 1/2T panel
1947.2 GMC 1/2T long bed
1948 GMC 1/2T pick-up

Re: 48 chevy 1 ton gas tank
Twin Jimmys #1437603 Mon Jan 17 2022 01:31 PM
Joined: Nov 2021
Posts: 11
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'Bolter
You are correct. I have no idea how forums or swap meets work. My apologies for being naive.


Trent Tumbleson
Re: 48 chevy 1 ton gas tank
Eureka Jim #1437604 Mon Jan 17 2022 01:34 PM
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Posts: 11
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I'll give it a shot. Thank you much.


Trent Tumbleson
Re: 48 chevy 1 ton gas tank
Trent Tumbleson #1438011 Thu Jan 20 2022 12:27 PM
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Posts: 11
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'Bolter
I have looked in the "Swap Meet" as I was instructed. I haven't seen anything. This forum is crazy confusing for me. I don't believe I have gotten any pm's as well. But I will say this, you guys are very helpful with your thoughts and I thank you very much.


Trent Tumbleson
Re: 48 chevy 1 ton gas tank
Trent Tumbleson #1438015 Thu Jan 20 2022 01:19 PM
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Posts: 10,673
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Trent, in the upper right corner of the page next to your username you will see the image of a envelope. If that image is flashing you have a private message. Click on the flashing envelope to open the message. You can also go back to your profile and change your preferences to send you a notification email when someone sends you a PM.

One of the problems is the gas tank for the 1 tons is not being reproduced and used tanks are hard to come by, plus if you do find one it more than likely has had a visit from mister rust. Good luck.


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2) “Emily”
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe “Clarence”



"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line"! Hug a cop!
USAF 1965-1969 Weather Observation Tech (I got paid to look at the clouds)

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