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1937 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup gas tank #231050
01/16/12 03:57 AM
01/16/12 03:57 AM
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I am starting to restore my dad’s 1937 Chevy ½ ton pickup. I believe that the gas tank is in good condition, but I am not sure that I want to sit on a working gas tank. My plans are to remove and restore the gas tank if it is possible and put in back under the seat - I will add a working gas tank under the bed. My question is “how do I remove the original tank under the seat”? I know that there are two bands securing it – are they bolted somehow and how do I remove the bands to remove the tank? Thanks for your comments.

Re: 1937 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup gas tank [Re: 37chevyPU] #231060
01/16/12 07:52 AM
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I suspect your tank is the same as my Holden bodied 38 and yes there are bolts on the strap ends that undo from under the floor. They are generally well rusted and break off when you try undoing them. Use lots of wd40 and sometimes a little heat helps, if you use heat after wd40 check for combustible material above the floor and wrap the strap end with a wet rag while heating under the floor.
Tony


1938 1/2 ton Hope to drive it before I retire
Re: 1937 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup gas tank [Re: tonyw] #231072
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Thanks, I will give it a try.

Re: 1937 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup gas tank [Re: 37chevyPU] #231077
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Tony is correct, the '37 gas tank is bolted as described. There is a drain valve and short hose on the bottom right side, under the cab. If the hose is still there it will need to be removed as well.

Re: 1937 Chevy 1/2 ton pickup gas tank [Re: 37Blue] #231084
01/16/12 04:39 PM
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Thanks all, I was able to remove the tank - twisted off three of the four nuts. Some rust on the outside, but hopefully it is usable (although I don't plan on using it as the working tank}. I will try and restore it and leave it under the seats for support and originality. There is moisture in the tank,it is possible that some water made its way in when I hosed down the inside of the cab a few months ago.

Terry


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