Author Topic: ‘49 Fuel Tank install.  (Read 142 times)

Offline Luvrv8

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  • Name: Karl Ott
‘49 Fuel Tank install.
« on: November 13, 2017, 06:32:22 PM »
Doing a frame off on a ‘49 conertable. As luck has it I didn’t take a good picture on how the tank straps secure to the frame. Can anyone help me out or point me to a place I might get some help

Offline Joe Vastola

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  • Name: Joe Vastola
Re: ‘49 Fuel Tank install.
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2017, 07:24:10 PM »
Snapped a couple of my convertible tank straps.  First picture is towards the rear.  Good luck with the restore.
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Offline Luvrv8

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  • Name: Karl Ott
Re: ‘49 Fuel Tank install.
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2017, 07:33:28 PM »
Thanks for the quick reply. The owner bought new straps and I believe now they are incorrect. You have made my day better with the photos, thank you again kind sir. Here is where I am, just started assembly of the frame.
« Last Edit: November 13, 2017, 07:36:49 PM by Luvrv8 »

Offline Joe Vastola

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  • Name: Joe Vastola
Re: ‘49 Fuel Tank install.
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2017, 07:53:21 PM »
Nice and clean.  Frame off is serious work but the end result is always beautiful and gratifying and a 49 convertible is the most beautiful model in my slightly biased opinion ;)
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Offline Luvrv8

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Re: ‘49 Fuel Tank install.
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2017, 08:40:57 PM »
The car belongs to a friend, all I am doing is the frame rptear down and rebuild. Body is ready for paint at the body shop. Engine and trans were both rebuilt and hoping to install those late next week. I guess I should start a thread in the correct area, if someone else needs pics hopefully they can find them there

Offline 49 Convertible

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  • Name: Herman Desser
Re: ‘49 Fuel Tank install.
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2017, 05:45:36 PM »
When reconnecting the fuel line to tank make sure you insert the brass insert between the fuel line fitting and the tank  fitting otherwise you will have a bad leak.  The fitting is about 1/2 inch long and is flared to mate to the fuel line. (it acts as a spacer)
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