55-59 Chevy/GMC/3100 Truck Aluminum Fuel Tank

January 15th, 2009
1955-59 CHEVY | GMC TRUCK, 19 GALLON ALUMINUM FUEL TANK
AGT5559

STEP: READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY!

1. Jack rear of truck and support the axle with jack stands.
2. Although not necessary, remove the bed of the truck.
3. Locate the spare tire crossmember. This is the narrow piece of channel held on by rivets just behind the shock
crossmember.
4. Remove the spare tire crossmember by drilling out the rivets and pressing the rivet out with a punch.
5. Using a floor jack maneuver the new tank into position. The tank locates just behind the shock crossmember with the step down portion of the tank facing the rear of the vehicle. (The tank has cutouts on the mounting flanges that allow for clearance of the rear spring hanger).
6. Once positioned, use large ā€œcā€ clamps to hold tank in place. Drill the frame with a 3/8ā€ drill bit using the mounting flange holes as guides.
7. Position mounting straps on top of the lower portion of frame rail as seen in diagram.
8. There are extra locations for fittings to be placed. Make sure to vent the tank so that vent tube sits higher than tank.

 

2 Responses

  1. Bob Petersen says:

    So what is that is causing the extra cost for the use of LT1 ect.

    • admin says:

      If you requested a fuel tank to support fuel injection, we would be including an in tank mounted electronic fuel pump. The cost for this option is as listed in the item options. However, you can run our standard fuel tank and purchase an external fuel injection pump from one of the many reputable manufactures. In either case, the cost almost always turns out the same.

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