Relocated fuel tank

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Cschaff63
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Relocated fuel tank

Post by Cschaff63 » May 3rd, 2019, 6:32 pm

I deleted my cowl tank by cutting the bottom out of it so I could use the space behind the dash panel for my heater and update wiring system including fuse center. I found this gas tank to mount as a saddle tank on side of truck. I'm planning on using my truck for regular jobs in my business and want the truck to look as original as possible with some modern upgrades and dependability.
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blgitn
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Re: Relocated fuel tank

Post by blgitn » May 4th, 2019, 6:27 am

Cool! Will you mount the heater controls through the tank, like a dashboard? Are you installing a/c too?
R/ Roger.

Cschaff63
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Re: Relocated fuel tank

Post by Cschaff63 » May 4th, 2019, 8:40 am

blgitn wrote:
May 4th, 2019, 6:27 am
Cool! Will you mount the heater controls through the tank, like a dashboard? Are you installing a/c too?
Yes, I mounted my new light switch , wiper switch and extra gauges through tank wall and made it a dashboard

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Re: Relocated fuel tank

Post by birdacre » May 4th, 2019, 9:05 am

what kind of fuel pump?

Cschaff63
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Re: Relocated fuel tank

Post by Cschaff63 » May 4th, 2019, 1:18 pm

birdacre wrote:
May 4th, 2019, 9:05 am
what kind of fuel pump?
I originally bought a fuel pump from Mac's to go with the Webber downdraft carb setup, I'm going to see if that will work

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blgitn
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Re: Relocated fuel tank

Post by blgitn » May 5th, 2019, 7:26 am

Can you post some pictures of the dash?
R/ Roger.

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Re: Relocated fuel tank

Post by Cschaff63 » May 5th, 2019, 4:30 pm

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Re: Relocated fuel tank

Post by blgitn » May 5th, 2019, 7:27 pm

Very nice! Let us know how it comes together.
R/ Roger.

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Chris Haynes
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Re: Relocated fuel tank

Post by Chris Haynes » May 5th, 2019, 8:19 pm

It is sad that a gas tank that has survived for 80 years has been destroyed.

Cschaff63
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Re: Relocated fuel tank

Post by Cschaff63 » May 6th, 2019, 4:18 am

Chris Haynes wrote:
May 5th, 2019, 8:19 pm
It is sad that a gas tank that has survived for 80 years has been destroyed.
I agree, however, I also owned a 28 Model A pickup that always had the smell of raw gas in the cab , it was restored and bone stock , loved it but could not have driven as much as I plan to this one! This truck will be used in my day to day business as a work truck. I think it will be reliable and safer! I know the purists would bark about this , but in the end I'm doing a greater service to this truck by running it for all to enjoy than the guy with the stocker sitting in the garage with a blanket over it and a faked shiny paint job!

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Re: Relocated fuel tank

Post by KimVanOrder » May 6th, 2019, 6:10 pm

Soooo many Wires !!!!!!!!!

Great job on the truck. Enjoy it..
KVO
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Re: Relocated fuel tank

Post by markp213 » May 8th, 2019, 6:41 pm

To each his own. I have one of those fake shiny paint jobs, but it is stock otherwise, and I drive it all the time. It's very reliable and fun to drive. I guess fake is in the eye of the beholder. Most AA trucks came out of the factory with un-polished body paint, but as I recall, it was an up charge to have yours delivered polished. So I'll pretend that's how I "ordered" mine!

I like what your truck is becoming and would like to know more about what all the wires are for and other modifications you making. Keep us posted as you progress!

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Re: Relocated fuel tank

Post by garagekulture13 » May 9th, 2019, 7:32 am

Geez does a Model AA need that many wires? I think you should have done this truck a service and just bought a 70s model Ford instead. I think your discussion would probably be more welcomed on The H.A.M.B.

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Cschaff63
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Re: Relocated fuel tank

Post by Cschaff63 » May 9th, 2019, 2:42 pm

garagekulture13 wrote:
May 9th, 2019, 7:32 am
Geez does a Model AA need that many wires? I think you should have done this truck a service and just bought a 70s model Ford instead. I think your discussion would probably be more welcomed on The H.A.M.B.

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Wow! Guess I’ll just move along then!

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