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  • #16
    New Studebaker Tanks? How much do they run, and where can you buy them?

    ** danielle m. **

    Springfield, Missouri


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    • #17
      SASCO in South Bend would be likely to have some. You could also try Parmer Studebaker in southern Iowa. He probably will have a good used one. His number is 641-445-5692. Ask for Eddie. I'm not sure about price.
      "Madness...is the exception in individuals, but the rule in groups" - Nietzsche.

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      • #18
        I wouldn't be looking into getting a replacement tank until you determine exactly where your gasoline leak is emanating from. I believe that you will discover that the leak is at the gauge sending unit. A new tank won't come with this unit or gasket, so you would not cure the problem that way. Take off the small inspection/service cover from the trunk floor and look in there.

        Gary L.
        Wappinger, NY

        1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)
        Gary L.
        Wappinger, NY

        SDC member since 1968
        Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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        • #19
          What Gary said. Don't order a new tank without properly diagnosing the ailment[B)]

          Miscreant adrift in
          the BerStuda Triangle!!

          1957 Transtar 1/2ton
          1960 Larkvertible V8
          1958 Provincial wagon
          1953 Commander coupe
          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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          • #20
            It's coming out of the seam in the middle of the tank. I will post a picture tomorrow, But it's not coming out of any hose or tube, it's coming directly out of the gas tank. I will patch it with JB weld temporarily. But i think in the future a new gas tank would be a smart thing to keep in mind.

            ** danielle m. **

            Springfield, Missouri


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            • #21
              I'd check just to be sure is not running down to that seem from an area above--- like the sending unit seal...
              One of my cars does that.
              I still love that pic, BTW!!!



              StudeDave [8D]
              V/P San Diego County SDC
              San Diego, Ca


              '54 Commander 4dr 'Ruby'
              '57 Parkview (it's a 2dr wagon...) 'Betsy'
              '57 Commander 2dr 'Baby'
              '57 Champion 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
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              • #22
                [quote]quote:Originally posted by vegas_vintage



                Where can you get replacement tanks? I would appreciate it!
                Thanks!

                ** danielle m. **

                Springfield, Missouri

                In answer to your question, new tanks are available from SASCO (www.studeparts.com). Part number 1547266, $123.60 plus shipping. But like everybody has said, don't buy a new tank until you know exactly where it's leaking from. It could very well be leaking from the sending unit gasket and running down to the seam. Remove the access plate in the floor of the trunk and look to see if the gas is leaking from around the sending unit. A new sending unit gasket would be a lot cheaper than a new tank and MUCH easier to replace. You may not need a new tank.
                Skip Lackie
                Skip Lackie

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                • #23
                  That picture in your post would have made a good Studebaker comercial If thats not a natural Studebaker high, there is none![8D]

                  GARY H 2DR.SEDAN 48 STUDEBAKER CHAMPION NORTHEAST MD.

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                  • #24
                    As these tanks become rarer and, eventually, irreplaceable, rather than using up what little stock is left, consider the gas tank sealing products available from POR-15 or Eastwood. If you do buy a new tank DO NOT, DO NOT discard the old one.

                    Brad Johnson
                    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
                    33 Rockne 10
                    51 Commander Starlight
                    53 Commander Starlight

                    previously: 63 Cruiser, 62 Regal VI, 60 VI convertible, 50 LandCruiser
                    "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.
                    '33 Rockne 10,
                    '51 Commander Starlight,
                    '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
                    '56 Sky Hawk

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                    • #25
                      everytime i drive that car i'm smiling like in my pic.
                      i love that car and it hasn't worn off yet. guess it will always be like that, but what a way to drive a car!!!

                      ** danielle m. **

                      Springfield, Missouri


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                      • #26
                        Danielle,
                        Don't know if you're aware of it, but Studebaker used the slogan: Love that Lark! as an advertisment. That could be the caption of this picture you use.

                        Miscreant adrift in
                        the BerStuda Triangle!!

                        1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                        1960 Larkvertible V8
                        1958 Provincial wagon
                        1953 Commander coupe
                        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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