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  • 1961 Lark gas tank needed

    I'm trying to locate a gas tank for my car.
    Its rusty as heck. No leaks yet but its bad.
    Does anyone have a link or contact info to someone that has gas tanks?
    Studebaker International doesnt have any.
    Thank you.

  • #2
    I have a used one. It's in an old '61 Lark chassis that I have used as a rolling test bed for engines. It was clean inside and held fuel the last time I used it. Exterior has usual surface rust. I could readily replace it with something else. As always, shipping is an issue, but I could tote it down to Arizona and ship it from there. But I think it's likely that someone closer to you will come up with one.
    Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

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    • #3
      Have you researched what other years will fit?
      RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

      17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
      10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
      10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
      4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
      5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
      56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
      60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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      • #4
        Ive got no clue.

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        • #5
          The chassis parts manual should tell the story.
          RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

          17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
          10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
          10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
          4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
          5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
          56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
          60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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          • #6
            Oh boy!!! Good luck with that order! The tank in my '61 Lark held gas about as well as I could hold 18 gallons in my hands! I spent a few months looking for a replacement without any luck. I finally went to my local mom -n- pop radiator shop and had the existing tank boiled out and repaired. A couple national chain repair shops said it was not repairable. So far...so good! If I FILL the tank and immediately park the car, a little bit MIGHT dribble out where the sending unit gasket "seals" on top of the tank. Maybe a spot about the size of a silver dollar(the old kind) on the floor under the car. Acceptable loss. If you have a local shop that is reputable, it might be worth a try. If you buy a used one, it'll probably need cleaned and repaired! WARNING...It won't be cheap. Probably cheaper than buying an unknown and having to do the same repairs. GOOD LUCK>

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            • #7
              Let me check. I believe I have one but you will have to pick it up.
              Start and Stage Your Studebakers

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              • #8
                The '59 to '61 Lark Sedan Tanks are all the same.
                StudeRich
                Second Generation Stude Driver,
                Proud '54 Starliner Owner



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                • #9
                  I guess I should explain my situation. I dont have a manual, I'm not near my car, I know I could have it repaired and lined but thats more work for my brother.
                  My brother is getting the car up and going for me while Im away so anything I can do to make it easier, like ordering a new or good tank will help him out.
                  I dont get back to North Carolina until December. The car is in Texas so Ill be driving there to get it.
                  StudeRich, Thank you for your input. I found very little info to tell what years were the same.
                  If all else fails, I'll just buy some liner. I'll research that now.

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                  • #10
                    Not to hard to come buy. Must have 3 or 4 in the back yard now .

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                    • #11
                      Contact Barry Hackney in Houston, phone 281-787-6230 or e-mail barry@Studebakersite.com He might have one.
                      59 Lark wagon, now V-8, H.D. auto!
                      60 Lark convertible V-8 auto
                      61 Champ 1/2 ton 4 speed
                      62 Champ 3/4 ton 5 speed o/drive
                      62 Champ 3/4 ton auto
                      62 Daytona convertible V-8 4 speed & 62 Cruiser, auto.
                      63 G.T. Hawk R-2,4 speed
                      63 Avanti (2) R-1 auto
                      64 Zip Van
                      66 Daytona Sport Sedan(327)V-8 4 speed
                      66 Cruiser V-8 auto

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                      • #12
                        Gracias Sir.
                        Originally posted by Warren Webb View Post
                        Contact Barry Hackney in Houston, phone 281-787-6230 or e-mail barry@Studebakersite.com He might have one.

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                        • #13
                          I also have one here in California.
                          Candbstudebakers
                          Castro Valley,
                          California


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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by candbstudebakers View Post
                            I also have one here in California.
                            PM me a price, please.
                            Assuming this is not a rusty one.

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