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1948-60 Ford Pickup Under Box Aluminum Fuel Tank

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Specs
Material Type:
Aluminum
Sold in Quantity:
Each
Finish:
Natural
Outlet Fitting:
3/8 NPT
Ohm Range:
240-33
Hardware Included:
No
Overall Height:
8.0
Overall Width:
16.50
Overall Length:
28.25
Capacity:
17
Notes
Includes pre-installed 3/8 NPT to AN6 outlet fitting. 1/4 NPT tapped hole for 458400 vent valve.
1948-60 Ford Pickup Under Box Aluminum Fuel Tank
1948-60 Ford Pickup Under Box Aluminum Fuel Tank
1948-60 Ford Pickup Under Box Aluminum Fuel Tank
1948-60 Ford Pickup Under Box Aluminum Fuel Tank
1948-60 Ford Pickup Under Box Aluminum Fuel Tank
1948-60 Ford Pickup Under Box Aluminum Fuel Tank

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Reviews (7)

Q & A (11)

What's in the Box

Info

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 'non-side swing specific' sending unit provided with aftermarket gauge sets.  A 'non-side' swing specific 240 empty - 33 full ohm sending unit such as # 458-8240 or 275-235 can be utilized. 

Measures 28-1/4" x 16-1/2" x 8". 

Customer Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 7 reviewers.
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Rjoker
Verified Purchaser
Amelia ohio

Expensive but worth it

November 15, 2016
Would recommend to anyone looking to move tank under bed
Pros:
  • Fitment
  • Overall Assembly
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Jim
Verified Purchaser
Verified Reviewer
Westwood Ca

Glad to get the tank out of the cab

June 01, 2016
This tank fits well in the frame. It looks great, as has all the outlets, fill and otlets in the proper position.Speedways price is much better than comparable tanks on the market!!!
Pros:
  • Looks Great As Well
Yes, I recommend this product.
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BIG BLUE
Verified Purchaser
BOYNTON BEACH FLA

Looks great - sturdy construction

May 26, 2016
luminary mounting under frame - move rear cross-member for more rear ward positioning do not have bed yet to finalize position
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52 Ford F1
Verified Purchaser
Verified Reviewer
Rockford,Mi

Very Nice

August 20, 2015
Great product and very versitile. Would work with any hotrod project
Pros:
  • Solid
Yes, I recommend this product.
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1
Verified Reviewer
Kansas

Some Quality Issues

August 06, 2015
Looked good out of the box but discovered some quality issues upon installation. First off the pick up tube had some teflon tape on the threads that was coming un-wound and didn't look like it was down in the threaded area at all. When I removed the fitting to re-install correctly I figured out why - the fitting was badly cross threaded, threads were pretty much trashed. Since I destroyed the shipping box already and this seems like a PITA to send back I cleaned them up the best I can, got a few turns that felt like they were holding and hope I never have to take it out again. Next off 3 of the 4 mounting tabs were not welded on straight at all, up to 3/8" off. Again something that will be easier to deal with than to send back. All in all this tank will probably work but for $400 for an aluminum box with some tabs and bosses welded on I shouldn't have to deal with these basic manufacturing errors.
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Lakester
Verified Purchaser
utah,usa

this tank is well built,

February 18, 2015
This tank is lite ,fits well, easy to install. Great investment for my old truck.
Pros:
  • Good
Cons:
  • None
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Lakester
Verified Purchaser
utah,usa

this tank is well built,

February 18, 2015
This tank is lite ,fits well, easy to install. Great investment for my old truck.
Pros:
  • Good
Cons:
  • None
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Product Q&A

11 questions : 17 answers

2 answers

How close to the rear bumper can the tank be mounted . Is their and regulations from Fed or State DOT

plumber
NJ
October 26, 2014

How close to the rear bumper can the tank be mounted . Is their and regulations from Fed or State DOT

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February 19, 2015
Lakester
2 feet from rear bumper, 1 foot behind rear end. No regulations. my truck is a 1955 ford short bed P U.
October 27, 2014
EricM
Many cars and trucks have the gas tanks mounted behind the rear end but we are unaware of any specific measurement as far as how far from the rear bumper. Rules and regulations can vary from state to state and we suggest visiting with your local DMV for any guidelines.
2 answers

Will this tank work on a 1950 F1 Panel?

TimG
May 19, 2014

Will this tank work on a 1950 F1 Panel?

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February 19, 2015
Lakester
THE GAS CAP WILL BE INSIDE THE PANEL
May 20, 2014
Travisp
This tank would not be a direct replacement for your panel truck. You would have to do serious modification to your bed of your truck and fuel fill system to make this tank fit your truck.
2 answers

does this tank require the crossmember in the rear of a 51 ford PU to be removed to fit?

Geoffthepilot
Kauai, Hawaii, USA
April 26, 2014

does this tank require the crossmember in the rear of a 51 ford PU to be removed to fit?

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February 19, 2015
Lakester
NO
April 28, 2014
EricM
This tank can be mounted where installer prefers as long as sufficient room to eliminate any removal of structural components. This tank is 16 1/2” front to back and 28 1/4" long.
3 answers

Does this tank come with mounting instructions?

CHLF
Arkansas, USA
March 08, 2014

Does this tank come with mounting instructions?

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May 09, 2015
Midnight
I haver a bypass regulator with a return line. What do I have to do to make this work?
February 19, 2015
Lakester
NO, I TOOK THE BED OFF TO REPAIR, LOWER, AND PAINT, THEN U WILL SEE WHERE IT GOES.
March 11, 2014
EricM
Sorry there are not any instructions that come with this tank. This fuel tank is for the 48-60 Ford pickup simply mounts to the bottom side of the frame rails via the flanges on the tank. It takes an aftermarket sender such as number 4588240 or 275235 and if using the original gauge you will need an interface module for accurate readings. Hose kit and fill cap is available separately along with a fuel door if so desired. It includes a rollover vent valve along with a 90 degree barb fitting for 5/16” hose which utilizes the ¼” NPT port and the 3/8” port is for the pickup desired. Simply mount in the desired location under the frame making sure there is clearance to the adjacent components. If you have some other specific questions during the installation feel free to give us a call and speak with one of our techs.
2 answers

Does this tank have baffles?

sergentmiles
February 14, 2014

Does this tank have baffles?

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February 19, 2015
Lakester
DO YOU WANT A DRIVER ,OR A RACER.......NO.
February 17, 2014
EricM
No this tank does not have baffles in it.
1 answers

ARE THE MOUNTING TABS INCLUDED IN THE TANK MEASUREMENTS? I NEED THE SIZE OF THE TANK WITHOUT THE TABS. THANKS

May 15, 2011

ARE THE MOUNTING TABS INCLUDED IN THE TANK MEASUREMENTS? I NEED THE SIZE OF THE TANK WITHOUT THE TABS. THANKS

Answers

May 16, 2011
Jason
28" x 17-1/2" x 8" approximately
1 answers

I have a bypass regulator with a return fuel line. What do I have to do to make this work? Do I need to have another bung welded into the tank?

Midnight
Lawwrence, KS
May 09, 2015

I have a bypass regulator with a return fuel line. What do I have to do to make this work? Do I need to have another bung welded into the tank?

Answers

May 11, 2015
Eric
Expert
You will need to add another bung or bulkhead fitting in the tank in order to connect a return line.
1 answers

I have a 56 f100 with a hiedts 4 link rear suspension. I was wandering if the 55-59 chevy tank would fit, as I only have 15.5" in between the crossmembers.

Jake
Butlerville, IN
August 01, 2015

I have a 56 f100 with a hiedts 4 link rear suspension. I was wandering if the 55-59 chevy tank would fit, as I only have 15.5" in between the crossmembers.

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August 03, 2015
Zach
Expert
This tank would not be a direct replacement for your truck. You would have to do serious modification to your bed of your truck and fuel fill system to make this tank fit your truck.
1 answers

will this work with a TCI 4 link rear suspension?

brunner
September 24, 2015

will this work with a TCI 4 link rear suspension?

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September 28, 2015
John
Expert
91076048 for the 48-60 Ford half ton bolts under the bed and behind the rear end. It should not create clearance issues with most four bar or four link rear suspension kits.
1 answers

Hi This tank has gas cap ? And what you recommend ?

ABDULMOHSEN
Kuwait
March 10, 2016

Hi This tank has gas cap ? And what you recommend ?

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March 11, 2016
Eric
Expert
No there is no gas cap on this tank. This is intended to be used with a filler neck such as 480242 which would be flush mounted on the floor of the tank. Then a fuel hose 6179060 will connect the tank to the fuel filler.
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