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Old 12-28-2011, 10:01 AM   #1
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Default 1963 c10 FUEL TANK

I was wondering where i could get the gas tank to put under the bed of the truck and remove it from the cab. Cant stand the smell of gas anymore, and what else do i need to get all this done. I want to get this done before I redo the bed. I have a 1963 c10 fleet side.
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Old 12-28-2011, 11:30 AM   #2
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I've got a '62 ........ Fleetside also.....and I am going with one from a Blazer.....as soon as I come up on one from a wreckn' yard.....But along with that....I need to supposedly change out my fuel gauge....cause the ohms is different than that of a earlier '60's....
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Old 12-28-2011, 12:47 PM   #3
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1964 and older used 0-30 ohm senders. The common (and easy to install) Blazer tank conversion (Brothers sells a complete kit that is, IMO, reasonably priced) will use the later 0-90 ohm sender. While you can change gauge, it means you will lose the stock look... instead, you can simply install a 47 ohm resistor in series to the sender on the tank and you are done. Scrap Shack sells 47 ohm, 5 watt sand cast resistors for probably $1... which is about 10x what they are worth. To fine tune your gauge reading, use a 47 ohm linear potentiometer instead (probably $3 at Rat Shack). Wire it in parallel and with an empty tank, slowly turn the pot until gauge reads exactly empty. Wash hands. Open beverage.
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:18 PM   #4
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Bad ass...thanks for the info on that issue......Good to know.
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Old 12-28-2011, 03:14 PM   #5
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I was wondering where i could get the gas tank to put under the bed of the truck and remove it from the cab. Cant stand the smell of gas anymore, and what else do i need to get all this done. I want to get this done before I redo the bed. I have a 1963 c10 fleet side.
The blazer tanks hang down pretty low, I didn't like the look and went a different route. Here is a "how to" thread I authored on the under bed tank I installed: http://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/sh.../post/new/#NEW

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The blazer tanks hang down pretty low, I didn't like the look and went a different route. Here is a "how to" thread I authored on the under bed tank I installed: http://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/sh.../post/new/#NEW

Your parts choice is probably even better than Blazer-style conversion as you're right, the Blazer tank does hang fairly low (not a safety problem, even on a VERY low vehicle, but can be seen below rolled pan or bumper if you're looking). Plus, you get to stay 0-30 ohm sender.
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I for got to say that my truck is sitting on the a 72 frame is that going to make a difference.
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LMC makes a kit for the '63, including the tank. Just FYI
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Plus, you get to stay 0-30 ohm sender.
Most of the new tanks have a universal flange and the 0-30 ohm sender isn't a big deal. I bought one from Brothers that was a direct bolt into the Tanks '49-'52 Chevy passenger car gas tank.
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