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rmtraynor
11-11-2018, 10:35 AM
Hi Folks:

I am new to Studebakers and the forum. We now have a 61 Lark Convertible that has a leaky gas tank. Does anyone know where I could find a new one or a non leaking old one? Or even one that might be somewhat compatible? My understanding is that the convertible's tanks are a bit different in the first generation Larks.

Thanks for your help;

Bob Traynor
Fort Collins, CO
76916

rockne10
11-11-2018, 11:07 AM
I would choose to recondition the one you've got. At this point the replacements are pretty scarce.
It IS a do-it-yourself project; or many radiator shops can do it for you.

(S)
11-11-2018, 11:51 AM
You can use any 1959 -1961 Lark tank from a '6' or an "8' except from a wagon. If you don't find one near you I could ship from WA. but not cheap.

rmtraynor
11-11-2018, 12:08 PM
Thanks Brad......This is my last resort as I have found some shops close by that might do it for us.

rmtraynor
11-11-2018, 12:10 PM
How much is not cheap?

Bob

(S)
11-11-2018, 01:44 PM
I don't know. Lately they want $50 bucks to ship a $100 part..... I can look into it if you don't find one closer.

Are you sure the sender or the filler or the line is not the problem?

GrumpyOne
11-11-2018, 09:04 PM
You can use any 1959 -1961 Lark tank from a '6' or an "8' except from a wagon. If you don't find one near you I could ship from WA. but not cheap.

I found that Greyhound is the cheapest for bulky things like gas tanks. Had a c/k tank shipped from the Los Angeles area to Austin, TX for $50 or so...

(S)
11-12-2018, 01:41 PM
So , I pulled some tanks and have a perfect 59-61 tank, no rust inside or outside. a 30x30x12 inch package, 20 pounds is $133 to Fort Collins...

UPS may be an option but they are an hour away and only open when they feel like it.

Greyhound may be an option if I knew where they were.

(S)
11-12-2018, 01:54 PM
Bellingham is the nearest drop off point to me. Greeley is the nearest to Fort Collins. ........ $54 bucks plus our driving around...

TWChamp
11-12-2018, 03:40 PM
Fastenal is also a way to ship, and lower cost than others from what I hear.
You need to drop off and pick up at a Fastenal store.

SScopelli
11-12-2018, 05:09 PM
Hi Folks:

I am new to Studebakers and the forum. We now have a 61 Lark Convertible that has a leaky gas tank. Does anyone know where I could find a new one or a non leaking old one? Or even one that might be somewhat compatible? My understanding is that the convertible's tanks are a bit different in the first generation Larks.

Thanks for your help;

Bob Traynor
Fort Collins, CO
76916

Its a nice looking 61.
Welcome to the Studebaker Forum

76950

(S)
11-12-2018, 05:58 PM
Learn new stuff everyday. Thanks! I have a Fastenall very close to here.

T.J. lavallee
11-12-2018, 06:26 PM
Nice looking Lark. Does it have the 259 V8? Love that motor's response and the gas mileage is a lot better than expected for a V8. Gives a nice ride, too. Love those first generation Larks. Best of luck with yours.

rmtraynor
11-21-2018, 09:47 AM
SDC Members:

Thanks for all your nice comments and your help in finding a gas tank....A number of you responded here and privately....I finally found one, it is being reconditioned by our local restore shop and then we will do a remove and replace.

Best Regards;
Bob Traynor
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