It's real cold here now and I am getting bored. I need a winter engineering project. I was thinking about what it would take to get a reproduction fuel tank for our 48 - 53 Dodge trucks made. That might be an interesting winter project.
That said, do any of you guys have an old worthless tank that I could use as a pattern? As long as all the dimensions are there, I don't care how many holes are in it. Let me know if you have one and what you would want for it, plus shipping to Fox Lake, IL.
I would also be interested in your opinion on whether a repro tank should be metal or plastic. Also, my thinking is to go with the 5 hole sending unit mount rather than the stock locking ring type mount. What do you think? Maybe is is possible to somehow make an adapter so either could be used. If you have any technical data on the dimensions on the original locking ring sending unit mount and locking ring Sending Unit Hole.JPG 96.88KB 0 downloads let me know (see attached). I can get the dimensions for the 5 hole mount off of a modern sending unit.
OK, just looked for the JC Whiney universal sending unit pn 1JA 128525 and it is no longer there. This look similar to the one I installed:
Anyway, just a thought. and I am sure I wil be overwhelmed at the cost to try to do this, but it's a long winter and there is definitely a need for a repro tank.