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Technical 32 gas tank 30 rail

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by dutchrod, Dec 8, 2018.

  1. dutchrod
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    I like to have some more room in the trunk of my 1930 coupester so thinking about a 32 gas tank.
    I got a 30 body on a 30 frame , the frame is stretched to put the crossmember behind the axle for my 1940 rear end.( stock model A wheelbase)
    I dont know if i can put a 32 tank under the body with the spring behind set up( i believe 30 body is a bit shorter then a 32)

    Somebody got a set up like this ?

    (I will raise the tank a bit intonthe rear body to compesate height for not having the higher 32 frame rail)
     
  2. patzfab
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    7A7359D0-C836-47C8-B8B1-E0B95BD8CC52.jpeg Buy a pair of 32 rear frame repair pieces and add them to your frame and just bolt in the tank. I did mine in about 4 hours.
     
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  3. missysdad1
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    red roadster 44.jpg I'm removing the '32 tank from my current fenderless '30 roadster project (this is a "before" photo) because it just doesn't look right back there. The body on this car was not modified to allow the tank to sit higher like on a '32 and I considered raising it but don't think I'd like it even then. Makes the car look too "heavy" in the rear. I also had concerns about safety. So I am going with a Tanks behind-the-seat tank instead.
     
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  4. 3banjos
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    Missysdad1, I've seen a few examples that look a lot worse than your's. Will you shorten the rails also.
     

  5. 3banjos
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    For example.
    927861211.jpg
     
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  6. There are just no words to state how wrong this looks, and a 32 at that. HRP
     
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  7. GordonC
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    Thats an interesting photo. It looks like the guy did a decent job on the car except for the dual antennas, 4 bar, choice of wheels, and the placement of the tank. How can you be tuned in on the rest of the car and miss the point so much on that tank? Think thats a foreign plate on it?
     
  8. missysdad1
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    Yep. They had been cut off before, lowered in a very shoddy manner and welded back on to mount the tank. So I just cut 'em off and stubbed the rear of the frame rails. At some point I'll use the back sections of the cut-offs to mount the spreader bar up close to the body. I might get to mock that up next week and if I do I'll post some photos.

    red roadster 70.jpg
     
  9. clem
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    New Zealand !

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  10. clem
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    The problem with all the above illustrations, is that the tank sits too far back.
    On a stock ‘32 ford the tank is further forward.
     
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  13. Toner283
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    On a fenderless car they look screwy. Kind of like a duck dragging its ass. On a fully fendered car the rear fenders balance out the look of the tank. They also fill up the gap between the fenders below the body that some people fill with a louvered filler pan of some sort. IMO, if you have a fully fendered car the tank looks pretty good back there. And it's got to go somewhere.
     
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  14. Mr48chev
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    Well that pretty well decided that issue on my 31 Vic. Not much caring for that fat bottom lip look.
     
  15. This car is owned by a hamber but I don't remember his name, he did a excellent job adding a deuce gas tank to a mocel a frame, looks like it was originally built like that. HRP

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  16. dutchrod
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    Thats what i’m afraid of with the spring behind set up the tank can not get forward enough.
     
  17. dutchrod
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    I like how this one is lifted into the body.

    478FDD28-EE41-47E0-BC32-1AAADF5B8EA3.jpeg
     
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  18. fiftyv8
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    They can be installed to look reasonable, but from the look of things it does take some effort to get it right.
     
  19. sloppy jalopies
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    The reveal running across the tank's top is 1.75" forward of a '32- 5 window's lower panel...
    I also moved the tank ahead 1/2 of the difference in wheelbases … 1.25" as I was figuring in that the A body is shorter...
    memory says tank moved forward 2.75" total... will check soon with pix...
     
  20. Blues4U
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    Maybe mount it underneath, like so?
    20180831_174803_HDR.jpg 20180831_175323.jpg
     
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