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Old 09-11-2010, 12:31 AM
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What kind of gas tank are you using under your bed?

I am going to move my gas tank to under my bed on my 51 F1. Which tank is the easiest to install? Any pics?
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Is there a benefit to moving the tank under the bed?
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Hi Phil

Alot of folks like to move it out there as they feel it's dangerous in a collision to having it in the cab.

There are some Mustang tanks people are putting in out there, and lots of threads on the subject.

But since you don't have 25 posts yet, you can't use the search function. So, I'll see if I can find a couple and post the links here:

Installing a Mid-60's Mustang Gas Tank In A 1953 F-100 .: Articles

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/95...nk-in-cab.html

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/88...-with-efi.html

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/65...questions.html

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/61...-question.html

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/56...-gas-tank.html

There's tons more - I'll let you start with those!

Have fun!!!
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Got with a poly, alum, or a stainless tank. Trust me you will come out cheaper in the end. If you do go with the mustang tank (which is cheaper and easy to do) you better make sure you seal that bad boy up because rust will rear its ugly head, it will.
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rust will rear its ugly head, it will.
Would that rust be internal or external or both? Is this only applicable when the Mustang tank is installed in f1’s or on the original mustangs as well?
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had a fuel cell in the bed put now have moved to a tank between the frame. measured the room and ordered on from tanks inc online. good prices imho TANKS Inc. gas tanks for street rods and custom cars and trucks
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Same with me. I got a Tanks inc tank and mounted it between the frame below the bed. I fabbed my own mount for it. You'll need to move the small crossmember from the frame and move it to the end of the frame to make room. The tricky part is figuring where the filler tube will end up. You want it flush to the bed wood or just below it
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I purchased a mustang tank for my '54, it fits right between the rear frame rails...very little fab work in constructing a frame...you can seal the interior with POR-15 sealer...
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I used a 25-gallon tank from a 78 Bronco because I didn't want to fill thru the bed floor. My tank fills thru the driver rear fender.

Gallery: 1956 Ford F100 4x2 - Rear Gas Tank
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The filler door install:
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Gallery: 1956 Ford F100 4x2 - Gas Filler Door

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Ditto on the Tanks Inc. tank, here's mine in mock-up.

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I used a 25-gallon tank from a 78 Bronco because I didn't want to fill thru the bed floor. My tank fills thru the driver rear fender.

Gallery: 1956 Ford F100 4x2 - Rear Gas Tank
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The filler door install:
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Gallery: 1956 Ford F100 4x2 - Gas Filler Door

Good luck.
I just went through your photo album on this project and you did exactly what I am planning on doing because I am putting a '58 bed on the 76 and the bottom of the bed hits the top of the tank.

Thanks for the detailed pictures.

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had a fuel cell in the bed put now have moved to a tank between the frame. measured the room and ordered on from tanks inc online. good prices imho TANKS Inc. gas tanks for street rods and custom cars and trucks
What tank did you go with? there are a couple that look like they may work but i dont want to accidentally order the wrong one and have to further delay the build!
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Nice thread for anyone at this stage of the build!
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I looked at a couple of different tanks but I didn't want to move the rear cross-member.
I went with the Mid-Fifty aluminum tank that mounts to the cross-members not the frame. I fits between the frame and cross-members so nothing to move or cut.
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I installed a side fill tank with a flip cap on the fender.

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I looked at a couple of different tanks but I didn't want to move the rear cross-member.
I went with the Mid-Fifty aluminum tank that mounts to the cross-members not the frame. I fits between the frame and cross-members so nothing to move or cut.
Click the image to open in full size.

I installed a side fill tank with a flip cap on the fender.

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Thanks smallello, I just happen to have two of those Mid Fifty tanks on hand. They are for two other half tons, but the one I am currently working on is a one ton dually with smoke stacks and flatbed. I was not going to use the mid fifty tank but after looking at your picture, I might be able to. Im really interested in how you adapted the fill opening to come out somewhere else instead of the of the bed. I actually would like it to come out in the middle rear, but sides could be a option as well. I have tons of room under the flatbed to get the tank higher than it was designed to be, but doing so might compromise the option of easy removal. Can you tell me more about the way you did that, or did you order yours that way from Mid Fifty?
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