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  • Anybody in NC got a gas tank for 66 Cruiser?

    While mine's not leaking yet, my mechanic insists I need a new one because of serious rust. I just wanted the vent tube opened up and debris cleaned out of the bottom of the tank. But, it's already off the car. The problem started with air being trapped in it and not being able to fill it with gas or getting steady fuel flow to the 2V carb on the 283 engine.
    edp/NC
    \'63 Avanti
    \'66 Commander

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    What part of NC are you in? If that tank doesnt leak or isnt crushed I have seen very few that cant be boiled and sealed. Depending on how bad it is a radiator shop could be your friend. If that doesnt work fill the tank full with 8 parts water and 1 part muratic acid then seal it with a good tank sealer. I prefer the Kreme brand myself but there are others reputed to be as good. Most body supply houses and better motorcycle shops carry some type,though m/c shops will usually have to order the larger size you will need. Steve
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    • #3
      Check with SASCO. You may find a new one at a good price.

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      • #4
        edpjr,You should talk to the guys at Gemco here locally. I have seen some tanks that they made and plan to take the tank out of my 55 truck to them next week.They are on 321A in Joyceton.Your car looks good.Did you find it here locally?I work in the parts dept at the local Chev/Buick/Pontiac/gmc dealer. Good day

        thom
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        • #5
          I think that the only tanks that Sasco has left are for the wagons.
          You can move the filler neck to fit your car.
          Bob

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          • #6
            Thanks for the info! The car came from Virginia. It's got rusted rocker panels (bad) and front fenders. We're gonna order replacement rockers, but my brother says can fix the fenders.

            quote:Originally posted by thom

            edpjr,You should talk to the guys at Gemco here locally. I have seen some tanks that they made and plan to take the tank out of my 55 truck to them next week.They are on 321A in Joyceton.Your car looks good.Did you find it here locally?I work in the parts dept at the local Chev/Buick/Pontiac/gmc dealer. Good day

            thom
            edp/NC
            \'63 Avanti
            \'66 Commander

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            • #7
              That is correct. What SASCO has in stock fits 59-63, but they say it can be modified to fit 64-66 by relocating the filler tube.

              quote:Originally posted by rkapteyn

              I think that the only tanks that Sasco has left are for the wagons.
              You can move the filler neck to fit your car.
              Bob
              edp/NC
              \'63 Avanti
              \'66 Commander

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              • #8
                They got the tank off and said it's done for. I was skeptical too. Supposedly, they found us a replacement from a salvage yard in Raleigh. So we may be rolling again by the end of the week and getting ready to address the body rust issues. Thanks!

                quote:Originally posted by wolfie

                What part of NC are you in? If that tank doesnt leak or isnt crushed I have seen very few that cant be boiled and sealed. Depending on how bad it is a radiator shop could be your friend. If that doesnt work fill the tank full with 8 parts water and 1 part muratic acid then seal it with a good tank sealer. I prefer the Kreme brand myself but there are others reputed to be as good. Most body supply houses and better motorcycle shops carry some type,though m/c shops will usually have to order the larger size you will need. Steve
                edp/NC
                \'63 Avanti
                \'66 Commander

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                • #9
                  SASCO also has stacks of '64-66 front fenders.

                  Matthew Burnette
                  Hazlehurst, GA

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                  • #10
                    Is there another 'Brand X' tank that would fit a 1966 Stude sedan? I was told an early 1950's Ford Customline repro may............

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                    Borrowed Bams50's sigline here:

                    "Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

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                    • #11
                      I've got a beautiful gas tank for your car, but I'm in California. What to do.... what to do.....

                      sals54
                      sals54

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                      • #12
                        I'll throw my 2 cents worth in here. Having been through rust and scale in the gas tank of my 66 Daytona, I can empathize with your delima. Mine wasn't pinholed from rust so I did an econo clean and seal. If ya have to replace the tank, I'd rather move a fill tube as opposed to a salvage yard tank that may be full of gremlins. Ya may wind up with similar circumstances. I'd grit my teeth and buy da NOS tank and move the fill tube and it's already embossed for the sedan location.
                        Kim

                        quote:Originally posted by edpjr

                        They got the tank off and said it's done for. I was skeptical too. Supposedly, they found us a replacement from a salvage yard in Raleigh. So we may be rolling again by the end of the week and getting ready to address the body rust issues. Thanks!

                        quote:Originally posted by wolfie

                        What part of NC are you in? If that tank doesnt leak or isnt crushed I have seen very few that cant be boiled and sealed. Depending on how bad it is a radiator shop could be your friend. If that doesnt work fill the tank full with 8 parts water and 1 part muratic acid then seal it with a good tank sealer. I prefer the Kreme brand myself but there are others reputed to be as good. Most body supply houses and better motorcycle shops carry some type,though m/c shops will usually have to order the larger size you will need. Steve

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                        • #13
                          Thanks! I did buy new fenders from SASCO.

                          quote:Originally posted by mbstude

                          SASCO also has stacks of '64-66 front fenders.

                          Matthew Burnette
                          Hazlehurst, GA

                          edp/NC
                          \'63 Avanti
                          \'66 Commander

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