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58 Apache tank relocation

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by CarlosG, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. CarlosG
    Joined: Nov 28, 2010
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    Can you mount a new tank under the bed without any other mods?
    And if yes which tank to get?
     
  2. rgrhoward
    Joined: May 20, 2010
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    from Tacoma, WA

    I don't see why not, should be pretty straight forward. Just measure between the frame rails and see what fits. Tons of companies make aftermarket tanks.

    Come to think of it, they make everything aftermarket for a 58'. Maybe someone on here knows of a cheaper junkyard route for you.
     
  3. CutawayAl
    Joined: Aug 3, 2009
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    from MI

    Is there something you don't like about having the gasoline in the cab with you? Seems like it would be a constant reminder to drive defensively.:D

    Maybe the tank from a sedan delivery do what you want, if you can find one.
     
  4. enjenjo
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
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    from swanton oh

    I bought an aluminum tank from BoatsUS to do the last one I did. They have a ton of sizes. Classic Gauges has a sending unit that will fit the tank, and work with the stock gauge.
     

  5. 59Apachegail
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    from New York

    Last edited: Aug 18, 2012
  6. TomWar
    Joined: Jun 11, 2006
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    I put a tank from alate 80's chevy van under mine very simple,but you lose the spare tire.
     
  7. otas
    Joined: Aug 9, 2007
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    Just finishing up a 58 apache and I used a 65 mustang tank. Fits great between the framerails and filler neck comes thru bed floor.
     
  8. nunattax
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  9. James Curl
    Joined: Mar 28, 2006
    Posts: 370

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    I used a 55 Chevy car tank in mine, had to use a hole saw to allow the fuel filler to go through the frame and used tubing to extend it up to the back side of the fender, used a large grommet in the hole where the pipe exited and it is the old original neck and cap.
     
  10. James,

    Couldyou share some pics?
     

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