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Ron
Posted 2017-10-27 2:01 PM (#551194)
Subject: NEED 55 OR 56 DODGE OR PLYMOUTH GAS TANK



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gwaggoner
Posted 2017-11-08 11:14 AM (#551846 - in reply to #551194)
Subject: RE: NEED 55 OR 56 DODGE OR PLYMOUTH GAS TANK


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On the 1956/56 Dodge, Plymouth, Chrysler, Desoto Owner's Group facebook page:


https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10155090148805753&set=gm.152...

Michael Warshaw hi everyone let me introduce my self i own a company called vintage american auto parts co out of long island new york. i manufacture many products for the old chrysler and im sure most of you have bought my parts here and there from me or other vendors who sell parts. we have a large ebay presence and am trying facebook for the first time. im not expert on facebook but am learning. currently i have the 1940-1948 tanks in stock and the 55 56 plymouth and dodge tanks are in production and will be done i 1 month and the chrysler desoto tank will be done in 3 months. my retail price will be about 425.00 as these tanks cost a a fortune to have produced! i have 1 tank in my possesion if anyone needs one real bad i can let go of for plymouth and dodge cars , it will fit chrysler and desoto but you will need to reroute the fuel line but bassically same tank. call me anytime to talk 516 233 7788 or if you need parts check out my ebay store @ vintageamericanpartscompany on ebay or go to my website at vintageamericanpartscompany.com or you can email me direct at mwarsh1@gmail.com THANKS MIKE W
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56D500boy
Posted 2017-11-08 11:27 AM (#551847 - in reply to #551194)
Subject: RE: NEED 55 OR 56 DODGE OR PLYMOUTH GAS TANK



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Just for context, I had my 56 Dodge gas tank refurbed last fall. Cost me about CDN$450. I removed the tank (broke the seized rusted strap bolts) and take it to the guy doing the work Apparently he steam cleaned and pressure tested for leaks (there were none) just old rusty innards. Then he lined the inside of the tank with a liquid plastic/rubber/polymer and painted the outside of the tank. He did not paint it OE silver but black (which was fine with me).

I had the added joy of figuring out how to repair the rear mounting bolt on the hanger straps

An Alternative Gas Tank Hanger Strap Attachment



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Plaza56
Posted 2018-01-31 5:53 AM (#557254 - in reply to #551194)
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Looks like Vintage American Auto Parts finally has what you're looking for. I could have used this a few years ago.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1956-PLYMOUTH-BRAND-NEW-FUEL-GASOLINE-GAS-T...
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56D500boy
Posted 2018-01-31 8:28 AM (#557261 - in reply to #557254)
Subject: Re: NEED 55 OR 56 DODGE OR PLYMOUTH GAS TANK



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Plaza56 - 2018-01-31 5:53 AM
Looks like Vintage American Auto Parts finally has what you're looking for. I could have used this a few years ago.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1956-PLYMOUTH-BRAND-NEW-FUEL-GASOLINE-GAS-T...


Good to know. Too bad that wasn't around back when I needed it (Sept. 2016). It cost me about the same money to have my 56 Dodge tank redone (cleaned, re-lined and painted).

Their "show quality" powder coating is unfortunately the wrong colour. I believe factory = show was silver.

Nevertheless, I probably would have bought the repro.

Oh well.

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ronbo97
Posted 2018-01-31 2:25 PM (#557272 - in reply to #557261)
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It's still not clear how he handled the internal filter setup that was prevalent on pre-57 tanks. Someone would have to see one of these tanks up close to determine what the internal pickup tube is connected to. If it doesn't exist, then you risk having sediment sucked into the line as it accumulates on the bottom of the tank.

This issue was solved in 57 by including the pickup tube in the removable float assembly. A nylon sock was installed on the end of the pickup to act as a filter.

Ron

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57chizler
Posted 2018-01-31 3:52 PM (#557280 - in reply to #557272)
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ronbo97 - 2018-01-31 11:25 AM

It's still not clear how he handled the internal filter setup that was prevalent on pre-57 tanks.



I'm curious too but I'd welcome a straight pickup tube with no (unserviceable) internal filter....an external in-line filter is easy to install.
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jboymechanic
Posted 2018-01-31 9:18 PM (#557299 - in reply to #551194)
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My '56 Imperial tank just had the tube run down to parallel to the bottom of the tank, no filter/sock.
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ronbo97
Posted 2018-01-31 10:14 PM (#557307 - in reply to #557280)
Subject: Re: NEED 55 OR 56 DODGE OR PLYMOUTH GAS TANK


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57chizler - 2018-01-31 3:52 PM 

 I'm curious too but I'd welcome a straight pickup tube with no (unserviceable) internal filter....an external in-line filter is easy to install.

Except you risk getting crud inside the fuel line, resulting in a clogging. Better to trap the dirt before it enters the line. There is supposed to be some kind of mesh internal to the tank that will trap the bad stuff.

Ron

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71charger_fan
Posted 2018-02-01 8:48 AM (#557319 - in reply to #551194)
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I don't expect to see reproduction '55 Plymouth wagon gas tanks in my lifetime. Fortunately, although mine is dented, it doesn't leak.
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Old Ray
Posted 2018-02-01 9:47 AM (#557321 - in reply to #557319)
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71charger_fan - 2018-02-01 6:48 AM I don't expect to see reproduction '55 Plymouth wagon gas tanks in my lifetime.

I'm not sure the wagon tank (differnt from sedan) is available, ......but I'm sure ready to be wrong (again) ! 

 

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56D500boy
Posted 2018-02-01 10:42 AM (#557323 - in reply to #557321)
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Old Ray - 2018-02-01 9:47 AM
71charger_fan - 2018-02-01 6:48 AM I don't expect to see reproduction '55 Plymouth wagon gas tanks in my lifetime.


I'm not sure the wagon tank (differnt from sedan) is available, ......but I'm sure ready to be wrong (again) ! 

 



Unfortunately for you and the other wagon owners, the wagon "Sub(urban)" tanks were always different than the sedans presumably because they were vertical (on edge) rather than horizontal



Edited by 56D500boy 2018-02-01 10:44 AM




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Old Ray
Posted 2018-02-01 4:13 PM (#557340 - in reply to #557323)
Subject: Re: NEED 55 OR 56 DODGE OR PLYMOUTH GAS TANK



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56D500boy - 2018-02-01 8:42 AM tanks were always different than the sedans presumably because they were vertical (on edge) rather than horizontal


Humm, at risk of being wrong twice in one day, the wagon tanks were actually both, a flat horizontal tank with a vertical section below the filler neck.

You can see the flat bottom part of my tank and the vertical portion below the spare tire recess on my FANTASTIC NEW Rotisserie that now means I can keep doing this stuff.

 





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DepsilonD
Posted 2018-02-01 6:59 PM (#557349 - in reply to #551194)
Subject: Re: NEED 55 OR 56 DODGE OR PLYMOUTH GAS TANK



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Old Ray, you are correct . . . . there is also a capacity difference.
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57chizler
Posted 2018-02-03 4:51 PM (#557460 - in reply to #557307)
Subject: Re: NEED 55 OR 56 DODGE OR PLYMOUTH GAS TANK



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ronbo97 - 2018-01-31 7:14 PM

57chizler - 2018-01-31 3:52 PM 

 I'm curious too but I'd welcome a straight pickup tube with no (unserviceable) internal filter....an external in-line filter is easy to install.

Except you risk getting crud inside the fuel line, resulting in a clogging. Better to trap the dirt before it enters the line. There is supposed to be some kind of mesh internal to the tank that will trap the bad stuff.

Ron



I disagree, a non-removable filter makes the tank junk if the filter gets clogged. A clogged line can always be cleaned out. The internal filter is reportedly sintered bronze, similar to the carb filter.



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