Bad gas tank


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Post Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:41 pm

Bad gas tank

Just got a 1952 pickup with a bad gas tank. any thoughts on a replacement? I dropped the tank and took it to a radiator shop to see if they could save it, but they said it was to far gone. Please help.

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Post Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:34 pm

Re: Bad gas tank

This is a reoccuring theme here.
If you can't fix what you have then:
You find a good used one online or at the wrecking yard.
You send what's left of yours to gas tank renu.
About $500 or so later, voila!
I sometimes use a Japanese made pickup gas tank like Mazda or Courier.
Let us know what you decide.
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Post Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:06 pm

Re: Bad gas tank

somebody posted a thread sometime back about using a tank from a late model F150. they are readily available on ebay and not expensive.

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Post Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:13 am

Re: Bad gas tank

I've been looking at the 53-55 Ford truck gas tank for a while. It seems to be real close to the same size as my 56 IH S100 series and maybe could be made to fit. Hopefully I won't have to after I clean my tank out but I've never had good luck with just having them cleaned. I'll see if I can measure mine today, it's just sitting on the shelf.

http://www.tanksinc.com/index.cfm/page/ptype=product/product_id=131/prd131.htm

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Post Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:09 pm

Re: Bad gas tank

Wow! Thanks for the help guys!

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Post Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:11 pm

Re: Bad gas tank

I am going to pick up my old tank tomorrow and measure it against the f150 tank. I will let you guys know how it turns out.

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Post Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:45 pm

Re: Bad gas tank

I recall Mr. Buzzman measured his tank and thought the ford tank was an inch or two large, I see they make poly tanks in that model tank.
I think this would work on the passenger side as well as the drivers side.
http://www.speedwaymotors.com/EMPI-3899 ... 82847.html
http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Black-Pol ... 34442.html $$129.00

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Post Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:22 pm

Re: Bad gas tank

This poly tank for the 53-55 Ford F-100 is just a little smaller than the metal tank for the same truck by the same supplier.

http://www.tanksinc.com/index.cfm/page/ptype=product/product_id=78/category_id=66/mode=prod/prd78.htm

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Post Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:26 pm

Re: Bad gas tank

If I remember right someone on here was looking into having Tanks Inc. in Monicello, Iowa see if they could make the IH tank for R,L and S trucks. Couldn't tell you what posting that was in.
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Post Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:49 pm

Re: Bad gas tank

Kserver, what are your dimensions on the original tank with the flange? I had contacted Tank Inc by certified mail with the repop tank stuff, I had it edited by a pro, no answer, no reply. Kinda like the old Elvis tune, lol. I tried to explain there was a market for the oldihctrucks.
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