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Hot Rods Need coupe answer

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by larry k, Nov 26, 2018.

  1. larry k
    Joined: Feb 23, 2009
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    Can I install a new fuel tank in 1940 ford coupe with body on the frame ???
     
  2. alchemy
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    Yes but it ain't easy.
     
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  3. This cannot be said enough....
     
  4. olscrounger
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    Yep==done quite a few--a bit tough but can be done.
     
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  5. larry k
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    Thanks all for your help??? . I was afraid of what your answers would be , just hoping I was wrong!!! Getting ready , to start cussing it in .
     
  6. Car
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    from the desert

    Little difficult but it can be done indeed
     
  7. Gray Ford
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    from Illinois

    Prepare to learn "New Words"......:)
     
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  8. MIKE STEWART
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    I changed out a original 1940 Ford Coupe tank - set years with crudded up old gas and flakes. Got the original tank out OK - but tight. Bought new repo - Drake stock metal tank - had to take a 6 inch 50 grit grinder to the sides and trim slightly - then took a thin body shop bumping spoon to slide it past the frame rail. Repo fit little tighter than the original.
     
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  9. yep, tire spoons will help pry it out and in.
     
  10. There have been some threads about this in the past with some tips. Do a quick search. I'm too lazy.
     
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  11. 3340
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    Yes, really not a terrible job


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  12. scrap metal 48
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    Fairly easy on my 38 sedan(avatar)...
     
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  13. olscrounger
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    What he said--orig will come out easier than new one will go in-follow his advise-repo tanks need a little adjustment as he mentioned-both Drake and Tanks
     
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