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  • 1957 Packard Clipper Fuel Tank Wanted

    My 1957 Packard Clipper has a rip in the bottom. I am looking for a new tank. Should be the same as a President model? If I can't find one I guess I could weld the old one but it may not look so hot.

  • #2
    I couldn't find one for my '57 Clipper wagon when looking a couple of years ago. I ended up using one for a '62 wagon. It was the same except for one mounting hole and the '62 has an outlet tube on the lower passenger side that the '57 doesn't have, since the '57 draws through the sending unit. I got mine from SASCO, so maybe now SI has some.


    Chip
    '63 Cruiser daily driver
    '57 Packard wagon on the road!
    Chip
    '63 Cruiser
    '57 Packard wagon
    '61 Lark Regal 4 dr wagon
    '50 Commander 4 dr sedan

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    • #3
      Thanks Chip. The wagon fuel tank is different because the sedan has the spare tire hump protruding below the trunk pan which makes for a narrow tank.

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      • #4
        Makes sense. Does the wagon have a shallower tank for the same reason, the location of the spare tire?


        Chip
        '63 Cruiser daily driver
        '57 Packard wagon on the road!
        Chip
        '63 Cruiser
        '57 Packard wagon
        '61 Lark Regal 4 dr wagon
        '50 Commander 4 dr sedan

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        • #5
          To answer your original question, according to the parts book, all sedans had the same tank.


          Chip
          '63 Cruiser daily driver
          '57 Packard wagon on the road!
          Chip
          '63 Cruiser
          '57 Packard wagon
          '61 Lark Regal 4 dr wagon
          '50 Commander 4 dr sedan

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          • #6
            Thank you Chip

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            • #7
              Glad to help!

              Chip
              '63 Cruiser daily driver
              '57 Packard wagon on the road!
              Chip
              '63 Cruiser
              '57 Packard wagon
              '61 Lark Regal 4 dr wagon
              '50 Commander 4 dr sedan

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              • #8
                I can have a look at my parts car to see if it's tank is still there, but didn't the '57 Packards have a fuel return line due to the blower being installed [?] [?] [?]

                Just thinkin' out loud...




                StudeDave '57 [8D]
                Ferndale, WA


                '54 Commander Regal 4dr 'Ruby'
                '57 Parkview 'Betsy' (she's a 2dr wagon)
                '57 Commander DeLuxe 2dr 'Baby'
                '57 Champion Custom 2dr 'Jewel'
                '58 Packard sedan 'Cleo'
                '65 Cruiser 'Sweet Pea'
                StudeDave '57
                US Navy (retired)

                3rd Generation Stude owner/driver
                SDC Member since 1985

                past President
                Whatcom County Chapter SDC
                San Diego Chapter SDC

                past Vice President
                San Diego Chapter SDC
                North Florida Chapter SDC

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                • #9
                  There is an extra line between the fuel pump and the pressure box. Is that what you are referring to?


                  Chip
                  '63 Cruiser daily driver
                  '57 Packard wagon on the road!
                  Chip
                  '63 Cruiser
                  '57 Packard wagon
                  '61 Lark Regal 4 dr wagon
                  '50 Commander 4 dr sedan

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                  • #10
                    quote:Originally posted by raoul5788

                    There is an extra line between the fuel pump and the pressure box. Is that what you are referring to? Chip
                    That could be it- my set-up is in pieces. I was thinking there was a line that ran back to the tank for some reason, and I know why I was thinking that now- my bad. [:0] No worries here.

                    I do have a Packard Town Sedan parts car here, and will check to see if it's tank is there, and what shape it's in- if you'd like me too. This think has been picked over pretty good, so no promisses...


                    StudeDave '57 [8D]
                    StudeDave '57
                    US Navy (retired)

                    3rd Generation Stude owner/driver
                    SDC Member since 1985

                    past President
                    Whatcom County Chapter SDC
                    San Diego Chapter SDC

                    past Vice President
                    San Diego Chapter SDC
                    North Florida Chapter SDC

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                    • #11
                      Thanks Dave, please let me know what you come up with.

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                      • #12
                        I probably have a decent used one in my tank collection, here in Texas...

                        Barry'd in Studes
                        Barry'd in Studes

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                        • #13
                          quote:Originally posted by StudeMichael

                          Thanks Dave, please let me know what you come up with.
                          I have not been able to get a really good look at what's under the Packard as yet. It's tank is there, though. We have also got a '55 Commander sedan in case that one can could work. There's no tellin' when I can get a good enough look at either of them to say what shape they are in. I don't know where you are, so if Barry can help you might try that first.


                          StudeDave '57 [8D]
                          StudeDave '57
                          US Navy (retired)

                          3rd Generation Stude owner/driver
                          SDC Member since 1985

                          past President
                          Whatcom County Chapter SDC
                          San Diego Chapter SDC

                          past Vice President
                          San Diego Chapter SDC
                          North Florida Chapter SDC

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                          • #14
                            I think that '55-57 should be the same, but don't hold me to that. I'm pretty sure they are for C-Ks. 58-up is likely different for both.

                            nate

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                            • #15
                              Michael, email sent.

                              Joseph R. Zeiger
                              Joseph R. Zeiger

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