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Old January 7th, 2017, 06:24 PM
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My truck use to have three tanks too, but I had to remove the two saddle tanks (about 17 gallons each). They were falling off of the truck cause they were attached to the wooden bed (the bed is on my to do list). The tanks look non professional but was functional when they were installed.
Do you still have them?
Can I buy them from you ?
Thx
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Old January 8th, 2017, 04:11 PM
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Do you still have them?
Can I buy them from you ?
Thx
Next weekend I'll drag them out of storage, take some pictures, and post it here to see if you still want them. In the mean time I'll check on what it take to ship them.
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Old January 8th, 2017, 06:15 PM
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Next weekend I'll drag them out of storage, take some pictures, and post it here to see if you still want them. In the mean time I'll check on what it take to ship them.
Youre on ! :-)
What did you not like about them , I mean why didn't you keep the faith ?
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Old January 10th, 2017, 01:27 AM
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They calculated out to be about 17 gallons. The hung below the body too much, too tall. I think (when I get around to it) I can do better and more capacity. I not for certain but I think they was put on by the original owner, around 1964 or later.
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Old January 10th, 2017, 08:03 AM
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Yes that could be an problem but my truck runs high off the ground meaning it an 3/4 ton with ten leafsprings .
I guess you dont have any pictures of them or what they looked like in yr truck , do you?
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Old January 10th, 2017, 11:08 AM
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My truck use to have three tanks too, but I had to remove the two saddle tanks (about 17 gallons each). They were falling off of the truck cause they were attached to the wooden bed (the bed is on my to do list). The tanks look non professional but was functional when they were installed.
In my previous post (on page 1) in this thread. The one picture show how low the ride.
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Old January 11th, 2017, 01:09 AM
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Default Re: new fuel tank options?

James ,
if your truck was an 63 Chevy I could call you "Bond, James Bond " .....
JK ...
I dont see in your picture(s) the bottoms dragging off to the ground or anything but I read you had the (yellow pine wood ?) failing to hold the tanks or something ?
Is there an way ( I'm sure there is ) to fasten them to a frame with a little fab ?
Are yours plastic , alum , ?
How much do you want for them :-)
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Old January 11th, 2017, 03:02 AM
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Default Re: new fuel tank options?

They are steel tanks. The picture show both tanks bottom being held in place with two straps across the bottom (see attached picture). The straps has rods that run up to the wood floor in the bed. You can see the tank are hand made, referencing the welds. This weekend I'll get them out of storage and take some pictures and post it here.

If you still want them after I post the pictures, you only need to pay the freight.

The attached picture is about 4 years old (when I first look at the truck) and the truck bottom now look a 1000% better.

The tanks that I want to have will be attached to the frame, but I do not know when I will get that far along.
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Old January 11th, 2017, 03:21 AM
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Default Re: new fuel tank options?

OK that so far looks good - like they are not so far toward the ground but I will see your pics to determine that .
Mine were steel on my 67 Dodge camper truck , had no problems .
One thing is where do you gas up ?
My 67 had them popping up at the tire tread , facing the tread toward the front of the tire . make sense ?
That was a great spot because you didn't have to make / cut doors in the fender .
I wonder if yours can be fabbed that way .....
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Old January 20th, 2017, 03:18 AM
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They are steel tanks. The picture show both tanks bottom being held in place with two straps across the bottom (see attached picture). The straps has rods that run up to the wood floor in the bed. You can see the tank are hand made, referencing the welds. This weekend I'll get them out of storage and take some pictures and post it here.

If you still want them after I post the pictures, you only need to pay the freight.

The attached picture is about 4 years old (when I first look at the truck) and the truck bottom now look a 1000% better.

The tanks that I want to have will be attached to the frame, but I do not know when I will get that far along.
I'm a little slow posting the pictures of the tanks. Here is all of the views:
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