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Old 11-22-2008, 09:27 AM
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Question panel gas tanks

Hello to everyone on this site. Can anyone tell me if there is a difference in gas tanks on the 53-55 F-100 panel truck and the pickup truck? I was at a show this summer and a young man that is also working on a panel truck looked under my truck and remarked I did not have a panel tank, I had a pickup tank. Thank you, John
 
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Old 11-22-2008, 08:09 PM
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The panel truck gas tank sits inside the driver side frame rail, were as the 53-55 pickup truck tank is located outside the driver side frame rail sitting on the running board bracket.
Oh yes, welcome to FTE. Try to get some pics into your gallery so we can see what you have. We love photos around here.
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Old 11-23-2008, 09:21 AM
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Thank you Brian, that explaines why I had such a hard time installing my tank,I installed the tank as in the pickup. Will submit picturs of my panel within the next day or so as soon as I figure out how, John
 
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Old 11-23-2008, 09:40 AM
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I bet you had a heck of a time putting that tank in--if you can, post a pick of it. I had to replace the tank in my 53 F-100 panel several years ago and could not find a replacement for it, you can get new tanks for the pickups made out of anything from stamped steel to plastic--but not for the panel. I had a local fab shop make me one out of stainless--its a little smaller than the stock one but mounts in the original spot plus i will never need another one. BTW welcome to FTE.
 
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Old 11-23-2008, 07:09 PM
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Thanks for the information, I did in fact install the pickup tank, the next time the panel is on the hoist I will get some pictures of the install. Due to the weather here in Michigan it may not be untill spring, John
 
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Old 11-23-2008, 07:35 PM
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I did install the pickup tank in my panel, it was a lot of work but everything fits quite well. I had the tank treated with Renew system before installing so I hope I won't need to touch it again. Thanks for your response and information, John
 
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Old 11-23-2008, 10:23 PM
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That's a switch. I've heard of '53-'56 panel truck gas tanks being installed in '53-'56 pickups, but not the other way around.

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Old 11-24-2008, 09:33 AM
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Hi Dave, I belive I sold you the brackets for the rear doors on your panel truck, John
 
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Old 11-24-2008, 11:55 AM
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to: 9teen56f100, Brian, have entered some pictures today, John
 
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:05 AM
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John, all I can say is WOW! That is one nice rig. How long have you had it on the road?
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:23 AM
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Brian, I started building the chasis in 96 with the Gibbons kits, took one year. It was supposed to go under my 56 F-100 but my freinds talked me into bldg a new truck. I found a panel body for sale thru Hemmings, went to Oklahoma picked it up. It was pretty rough but I bought it, got it home and started working on it. With help from my freinds had it on the road in 98. All the bad areas were replaced with metal by Karl's Custom Paint, thanks to Karl & Tony, I did the paint and flames myself, Chuck Rogers designed the interior, "The Ragman" Ray Kulakowsky did the interior.
 
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Afternoon John

Thanks. If you get a chance try and scan some of the build pictures. I bet a lot of the guys would like to see just how much work you did.

Talk to you later.

Chuck

P.S. did you get the E Mail with the pictures?
 
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Old 11-29-2008, 10:41 AM
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Chuck, did not get the E- Mail or pictures, John
 
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John, that is one nice truck. I have a 59 panel myself, but the box style will never look as good as the older trucks with the smooth lines. Your truck looks good-inside and out.
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Old 11-30-2008, 09:52 AM
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Thanks Mike, I cant remember what the 59 Panels looked like, will have to look for some photos. Went to your gallery, you have your work cut out for you. My panel looked like that when I started, I am going to scan some build photos soon so you can see what I started with, John
 

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