I am in the same process with my '58 Apache Fleetside. I have been told
that the gas tank from a mid '80s Cadillac would easily bolt between the
rear frame rails behind the rear end, then utilize an electric fuel
pump. I haven't tried this yet, am still looking for a doner. If you
find any more info, I'd like to hear it myself. Thanks
Geeze, you guys are makeing it hard for youerselves. Get a race car
generic tank (such as from Jegs). The've sizes and shapes to fit most
But having the tank in the passenger's compartment is great... I keeps
you from driving like a moron. Now, if it would only keep the *other*
guy from driving like a moron we'd be set. (Actually I drive like a
My only question is: what the he11 were they thinking when they did
Ya gotta remember, the majority of these trucks were sold to farmers,
for farm use, and the designers probably figured the tank was less likely to
get punctured by something while driving across the pasture if it was inside
the cab, instead of underneath... It was a much slower pace back then, and
a lot more rural than town or city... but who really knows...
Not sure how old you are, but I remember the late 50's as wild and
wooly. Speed was king in those days, exactly like it is today--selling
the biggest engine possible. Things didn't change till the late-50's
when the economy went down the tubes. Humm, cause and effect?
:>) Lets just say that I'm old enough to remember when a 1958 pickup
truck was NEW, and the V-8 engine was still in it's infancy, relatively
speaking, and yes, speed was becoming "the thing" in the late 50's, but it
was focused in passenger cars, not pickups, which were still mainly sold to
the working class, and farmers, and lagged behind in the performance realm.
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