new member looking 4 some fuel tank swap help

Aug 30, 2020 4:34 PM - 235 Views Create A New Thread

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Bear, DE

Needing custom ideas for fuel tank swap
Hello! I have a 1957 Chevy Panel Truck, and it needs a new fuel tank. Problem is, they don't repro them.

I was going to go with a fuel cell in the far rear, but there are multiple crossmembers in that space. I have also looked at LMC Truck parts and Tanks Inc, and noone has anything that seems to work.

I am not needing any stock set up, I just need for fuel to get to my engine. Am I asking for too much? :D

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  • jimmothershead
    Sep 12, 2020 at 9:16 AM

  • Call Bill at One Off R&C in Middletown, Del, 302 449 1489.
    Tell Bill Jim sent you.
    410 535 1933, Jim

  • jimmothershead
    Sep 10, 2020 at 7:35 AM

  • Wack the 2" X 2" cross member

  • jimmothershead
    Sep 1, 2020 at 8:55 AM

  • Yep. like Jeff sez, TANKS from Yogi's. Same as a pick up. Get the fill neck on the right side. Open right door for access.
    Over the years I have done many sedan and panel deliveries.
    Have fun.
    Jim, School of Hot Rod Hard Knocks since 1957
    410 535 1933

  • lofat46
    Aug 31, 2020 at 7:26 AM

  • Another option is Rock Valley Antique Auto Parts in Stillman Valley, IL. They will make custom stainless tanks. I’ve never used them but I have friends that have and are very happy with them.

  • pan3lman
    Aug 31, 2020 at 7:23 AM

  • Thanks guys for the quick replies! I have to look at the assembly manual to see if that member was added, or was a custom job, but yeah it blew my mind that there were so many back there!! I also appreciate the tip on Yogi's, I was not aware of them.

  • blade58
    Aug 31, 2020 at 1:40 AM

  • The 1st cross member I see in the picture looks like square tubing that someone added, remove it or move towards the rear to help support the new tank

  • tazhog54
    Aug 30, 2020 at 8:15 PM

  • If you can move the cross member which you can , you could try the tanks they use on the 62-66 and 67-72 Chevrolet trucks from the Truck Shop in Orange,Ca.

  • tazhog54
    Aug 30, 2020 at 8:13 PM

  • Go to Yogi's as they are the manufacture for Tanks !

  • pan3lman
    Aug 30, 2020 at 4:39 PM

  • These are the crossmembers at the rear of the frame.

  • pan3lman
    Aug 30, 2020 at 4:37 PM

  • This was the original tank.

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