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Old 01-22-2019, 10:14 AM
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65 Fuel Tank Paint or No Paint

Our 1965 Short Box Ex Army project has the in cab gas tank and we are reusing it.
When we purchased the truck, it had a good tank that was unpainted, bare metal, so I don't know if it was replaced or cleaned, stripped sometime in its past life.
We had the tank cleaned inside and out and it is now all bare steel on the outside. What were the tanks from the factory? This is a full restoration, so should the tank be painted or left bare?

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Old 01-22-2019, 10:35 AM
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On all trucks I have looked at over time (hundreds in number) the gas tank has always been the main body color if original. If it is a tu-tone paint job then it is the first color listed in the code.

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the gas tank has always been the main body color if original.
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That explains why mine was black
 
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Old 01-22-2019, 10:53 AM
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The replacement fuel tanks do come unpainted, so the OPs tank was likely replaced.

Fuel Tank | Dennis Carpenter Ford Restoration Parts

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Old 01-22-2019, 01:23 PM
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The replacement fuel tanks do come unpainted, so the OPs tank was likely replaced.

Fuel Tank | Dennis Carpenter Ford Restoration Parts

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This is the 1970/72 F100/750 19.5 gallon in-cab tank (D0TZ-9002-A) that FoMoCo replaced the original 1961/69 18 gallon in-cab tank with.

It's actually reproduced by Blue Oval Truck Parts in Anaheim CA
 
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Old 01-22-2019, 02:15 PM
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My 1966 owners manual (not a reprint) shows the original tank was 19.5 gallon capacity.



Likewise the 1966 shop manual (lower portion of this picture) says 19-1/2 gallons while the 1961 manual (upper portion of picture) shows 18 gallons. Looks like they made a change prior to 1970 as far as capacity goes.



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Anybody ever figured how much of that is unusable capacity? I'm thinking maybe 1/2 to 1 gallon?
 
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D0TZ-9002-A replaced C1TZ-9002-H which the 1957/63 catalog says contains 18 gallons. The 1964/72 catalog (printed in 1975), only lists D0TZ-9002-A

I don't recall ever completely filling up the in-cab tanks of my 65 F100 & 1968 F250. I'm one a these nuts who when the gauge drops just below half, I find a station and fill it up.
 
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Ted, you must have a 1964 owners or shop manual to check, no? I don't have those two, but I do have what they called the 1964 Salemans Facts Book and it lists 18 gallons for 1964 for F100/250/350 conventional cab models. Here's a picture of the listing for F100.



Also, anybody with a 1965 or 1962/1963 owners manual or shop manual that can look up what your manual shows for your years that would be interesting to hear. I think we can safely surmise that 1962/1963 were both 18 gallon also, but that's just a strong hunch.

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Just another data point - here's the page from the 1966 Salesmans Facts Book for F100 also showing 19.5 gallons. I'm real curious what 1965 shows.



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Just another data point - here's the page from the 1966 Salesmans Facts Book for F100 also showing 19.5 gallons. I'm real curious what 1965 shows.
I don't recall and I gave my last '65 owners manual to FTE member 37 Ford guy.

What happened to Don's 1965 Salesmans Fact Book? I figured you would have got it, since he was selling everything off.
 
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I don't recall and I gave my last '65 owners manual to FTE member 37 Ford guy.
You can delete my photo when replying if you want just by deleting it in the quote. Not a biggie, just saves people having to look at the same photo(s) twice.

I probably said before but Don had a 1965 Salesmans Book that I sure wish I'd bought from him when offered. It was hard to keep up with all the stuff he was showing me and sometimes things were for sale and sometimes not - especially that book. I should have jumped when I had the chance. I sure miss that guy.

I think he sold that book to a guy named Braun in Seattle that owned a 1965 Ranger. I'd heard of Braun from Ms Michelle before but I've never met him.

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I just edited it out, but didn't initially because I didn't want to "rock the boat."

I miss Don too and was shocked to read in one of your recent posts that said he died 3 years ago.

Don was pals with 76f350spercamprspecial (Anthony). We talk on the phone every so often, he kept me informed about Don, but he said nothing about him dying.
 
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I just edited it out, but didn't initially because I didn't want to "rock the boat."

I miss Don too and was shocked to read in one of your recent posts that said he died 3 years ago.

Don was pals with 76f350spercamperspecial (Anthony). We talk on the phone every so often, he kept me informed about Don, but he said nothing about him dying.
Bill, I do not know that for an absolute fact, but knowing he had some serious health issues and him suddenly dropping off the map - phone stopped working, no replies to e-mails and text messages bounced back I could only suspect the worst. I tried him for about a year hoping he would surface but gave up hope.

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