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1955-59 Chevy Pickup Under Box Aluminum Fuel Tank

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Specs
Material Type:
Steel
Overall Height:
9.00
Overall Width:
14.63
Overall Length:
28.38
Sold in Quantity:
Each
Capacity:
15
Garage Sale:
No
Notes
Fuel pick up fitting orifice size is approx. 1/4" I.D. Accepts universal fuel level sending unit, not the original OEM sending unit. Designed to have truck bed filler neck.
1955-59 Chevy Pickup Under Box Aluminum Fuel Tank1955-59 Chevy Pickup Under Box Aluminum Fuel Tank
1955-59 Chevy Pickup Under Box Aluminum Fuel Tank

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1955-59 Chevy Pickup Under Box Aluminum Fuel Tank

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What's in the Box

These 15 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.

  • 1/4" NPT 90° brass roll-over vent valve with 5/16" hose nipple
  • 1/4" female NPT pick-up
  • Pick-up tube treads into tank with 3/8" NPT threads

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OHM
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