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  • Looking for 2R truck gas tank

    Hello everyone. I'm new to the group. I have just re-aquired my very first vehicle, a '53 2R6 (with the big 245 Commander). I sold this truck 10 years ago and after 3 other owners, it found me again. I couldn't resist buying it even though the last 10 years have apparently been pretty rough on it. There is rust everywhere. Including the gas tank--rusted clean through. No luck on ebay, no luck on the web vendors, nada. Does anybody have any idea where I could get a servicable replacement or know somebody who refurbishes them?

    Thanks,

    Ezra

  • #2
    I have a good gas tank from a 1956 2e5 truck. It is the same as a 2r6 with a vin number after r6-12245. The earlier gas tanks had the filler neck on the front bottom of the tank and the later trucks have the filler on the side top of the tank. The tank I have has the filler in the side top. If you are interested email me at lv2c3go@aol.com
    "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

    Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
    sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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    • #3
      Ezra, I've got a couple of 2R tanks laying around here. Where are you at?

      Miscreant at large.

      1957 Transtar 1/2ton
      1960 Larkvertible V8
      1958 Provincial wagon
      1953 Commander coupe
      1957 President 2-dr
      1955 President State
      1951 Champion Biz cpe
      1963 Daytona project FS
      No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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      • #4
        I'm in San Antonio. I'm going to go visit the truck tonight (it's in my parent's barn) and I will check to see where the filler neck is.

        Do you also happen to have any front passenger-side fenders or a hood?

        I wasn't expecting such a quick response, much less two. Thank you both!

        Ezra

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        • #5
          I don't have ANY sheet metal at all.

          Miscreant at large.

          1957 Transtar 1/2ton
          1960 Larkvertible V8
          1958 Provincial wagon
          1953 Commander coupe
          1957 President 2-dr
          1955 President State
          1951 Champion Biz cpe
          1963 Daytona project FS
          No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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          • #6
            It appears that the filler neck is at the top front end of the tank

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            • #7
              If you have your VIN number, we have the parts catalog. We can verify which tank you need.
              "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

              Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
              Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
              sigpic'33 Rockne 10, '51 Commander Starlight, '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée"

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