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1947-53 Chevy Pickup Under Box Aluminum Fuel Tank

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Specs
Material Type:
Aluminum
Overall Height:
8.5
Overall Width:
12
Overall Length:
38.0
Sold in Quantity:
Each
Finish:
Natural
Hardware Included:
No
Capacity:
17
Garage Sale:
No
Notes
Pick-up tube is AN6 with 1/4" NPT Vent Hose
1947-53 Chevy Pickup Under Box Aluminum Fuel Tank
1947-53 Chevy Pickup Under Box Aluminum Fuel Tank
1947-53 Chevy Pickup Under Box Aluminum Fuel Tank

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Reviews

Q & A

What's in the Box

These 17 gallon aluminum fuel tanks are designed to be mounted under your pick-up box. The 1-1/2" filler neck will require a remote filler neck or fuel filler door in the box floor. They DO NOT accept the original truck fuel sending unit, but do accept the common sending unit provided with aftermarket gauge sets.

Measures 38" x 12" x 8-1/2".  The actual tank is 38" wide, the mounting tabs are 3" on each side of the tank.  The total width of this tank is 44" with the mounting tabs.

  • 1/4" female NPT for vent hose / fitting
  • Male AN# 6 fitting affixed to a pick-up tube threaded into tank with 3/8" NPT threads

Note: The pickup tubes are sealed into the tank to prevent leaks and removal will damage both the threads on the pickup tube as well as the tank fitting.

Notes

Please note that the pickup tube when installed into the tank is bonded in place and is not able to be removed from the tank.  If the pick up tube is removed, damage to the tank and pickup tube threads will occur.

Customer Reviews

Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 3 reviewers.
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pricejap
Grand Island, NE, USA

Great Fuel Tank!

April 05, 2015
I had a cheap fuel cell before with a bottom fuel supply that started leaking and upgraded to this gas tank. This tank is the only way to go if you are upgrading.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Outlaw26
California

Bad pick up tube

October 02, 2014
I got this tank for my project truck. It it's the perfect size and shape and fit in great. I noticed a BUNCH of Teflon tape on the pick up tube, so I took it out to find out why. Sure enough both the pick up tube and the hole it went into were both striped out. They obviously knew this before they shipped it out. VERY out of character for this company! Cost me both time and money to fix this problem. Thankfully I found it before I put my bed on.
Pros:
  • Perfect Fit
Cons:
  • bad pick up tube
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Merchant Response:

Outlaw26 - Thanks for your review. We appreciate hearing from you. Please note that our vender for these tanks adds a sealant to the pickup tube. And if you take that apart, it strips the threads. These pickup tubes should not be removed for this reason. We have since noted this on the product page for these tanks. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and are always happy to help.
CHARLES12
Verified Purchaser
ESCALON,CA.

THE TANK IS A NICE TANK AND FITS GOOD.

September 22, 2014
THE ONLY THING I DID NOT LIKE WAS THE THREADS ON THE PICK-UP TUBE. THAT COST ME A WEEK ON MY PROJECT. THE SERVICE THAT I RECIVED FROM SPEEDWAY WAS OUTSTANDING. I WOULD RECOMEND SPEEDWAY TO ALL MY FRENDS.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Product Q&A

14 questions : 17 answers

1 answers

I bought this tank for my 1950 chevy 3100. nice product. my question is after it's been installed, it overhangs the leaf springs slightly. do I need to worry about spring clearance or should the leaves slide horizontally towards the rear.

JohnnyB58
Canton, Ohio
March 16, 2015

I bought this tank for my 1950 chevy 3100. nice product. my question is after it's been installed, it overhangs the leaf springs slightly. do I need to worry about spring clearance or should the leaves slide horizontally towards the rear.

Answers

March 17, 2015
EricM
When leaf springs compress during suspension travel the arch lessens and the spring goes up in the center and also extends horizontally to the rear as the shackles pivot. If these motions will cause the springs to contact the gas tank then some modifications will need to be made.
2 answers

do the tabs on the side of the tank mount to the rear cross member or the shock mount bar . I'm trying to determine the orientation of the fittings. thanks

JohnnyB58
Canton, Ohio
February 05, 2015

do the tabs on the side of the tank mount to the rear cross member or the shock mount bar . I'm trying to determine the orientation of the fittings. thanks

Answers

February 19, 2015
Lakester
TABS MOUNT ON BOTH FRAME RAILS
February 06, 2015
EricM
This fuel tank bolts to the bottom side of the frame rails and also the rear fuel tank brace (part number 91084754) at the rear of the frame.
1 answers

are the mounting tabs on the side of the tank required for mounting? I have a round shock bar and am wondering if the end tabs are enough to mount this tank

JohnnyB58
Canton, Ohio
January 24, 2015

are the mounting tabs on the side of the tank required for mounting? I have a round shock bar and am wondering if the end tabs are enough to mount this tank

Answers

January 28, 2015
EricM
The mounting tabs on the ends should be sufficient for mounting in your frame. If there is sufficient room one more brace across the frame for the side tabs would be even better.
1 answers

Will this work with a 55 first series frame?

Kitrick
Fort Wayne, IN, USA
December 08, 2014

Will this work with a 55 first series frame?

Answers

December 09, 2014
EricM
54 and 55 Chevy trucks were going under transformation and the frames are likely to be different. You will need to go off of the your trucks dimension to verify fit. The 47-53 Measures 38" x 12" x 8-1/2". The tank is 38" wide, the mounting tabs are 3" on each side of the tank. The total width of this tank is 44" with the mounting tabs. The 55-59 measures 28” wide, 14 ½ wide, and 8” deep.
1 answers

What sending unit is used with the gas tank #91076047? I have a aftermarket fuel guage

PUguy
September 24, 2014

What sending unit is used with the gas tank #91076047? I have a aftermarket fuel guage

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September 25, 2014
EricM
Fuel level sender 4588240 is the correct one for this tank. It is for aftermarket gauges that use a 240 ohm empty and 33 ohm full.
2 answers

Side fill Do you have this tank in a side fill ??

emseibold
May 08, 2014

Side fill Do you have this tank in a side fill ??

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September 23, 2014
CHARLES12
NO
May 08, 2014
EricM
Sorry this tank is only offered in a top fill.
2 answers

Is this a baffled fuel tank?

Lamb4319
Denver, CO, USA
April 27, 2014

Is this a baffled fuel tank?

Answers

September 23, 2014
CHARLES12
YES
May 07, 2014
EricM
Yes this tank a baffle in the center.
1 answers

Larger Capacity Aluminum Tank It appears I have a space that is 40.5" side to side, 34" front to back and 14" high between the rails and behind the new 9" FORD rear end in my 48 pickup. That seems like plenty of space for a larger capacity tank. My 283 only gets about 14 mpg, so I'd like the largest tank I can fit under the bed. I think it's got a passenger car 20 gallon tank under it now, which was fine until the morons that installed the new rear end didn't move it back ,so it now has two cracks in it. Is their a larger standard aluminum tank that will fit? My brother had an aluminum 25 gallon tank, including sending unit, based on cardboard template he made for only $275. Unfortunately, he is in Texas, and I'm in Atlanta. I can't find a local fuel cell builder. Thanks.

CIMpleBS
Hoschton, GA, USA
April 13, 2014

Larger Capacity Aluminum Tank It appears I have a space that is 40.5" side to side, 34" front to back and 14" high between the rails and behind the new 9" FORD rear end in my 48 pickup. That seems like plenty of space for a larger capacity tank. My 283 only gets about 14 mpg, so I'd like the largest tank I can fit under the bed. I think it's got a passenger car 20 gallon tank under it now, which was fine until the morons that installed the new rear end didn't move it back ,so it now has two cracks in it. Is their a larger standard aluminum tank that will fit? My brother had an aluminum 25 gallon tank, including sending unit, based on cardboard template he made for only $275. Unfortunately, he is in Texas, and I'm in Atlanta. I can't find a local fuel cell builder. Thanks.

Answers

April 14, 2014
EricM
This tank is 8 1/2" tall, 12" wide, and 38" long. It holds 17 gallons. Sorry I do not have any larger capacity tank than this which is made for a '47 to '53 Chevy pickup.
1 answers

Is this tank a bolt in? Sir/Jason (since you are the one answering all the 47-53 truck questions), Just wondering if the fuel tank is a bolt in and is there enough room to use the fuel tank brace sold in this section with it? I appreciate the answer in advance, thanks.

52revlis
December 09, 2013

Is this tank a bolt in? Sir/Jason (since you are the one answering all the 47-53 truck questions), Just wondering if the fuel tank is a bolt in and is there enough room to use the fuel tank brace sold in this section with it? I appreciate the answer in advance, thanks.

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December 10, 2013
EricM
Yes this a bolt in direct fit fuel tank for a '47 to '53 Chevy pickup. It is designed to work along with the fuel tank brace part number 91084754.
1 answers

I bought this tank, is this the right sending unit for it? http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Fuel-Cell-Fuel-Level-Sending-Unit-240-33-Ohm-8-1-2-Inch,37317.html

50Chevy
Pacific NW
June 19, 2013

I bought this tank, is this the right sending unit for it? http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Fuel-Cell-Fuel-Level-Sending-Unit-240-33-Ohm-8-1-2-Inch,37317.html

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June 20, 2013
Jason
Yes, fuel sender part #4588240 will work with the 1947-53 chevy pickup aluminum tank. The sender is 240 ohms empty, 33 ohms full.
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