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1962 Buick Special - Looking For Replacement Fuel Tank!

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I am in the process of buying a 1961 Buick Special from a friend of mine, but the only problem is it needs a fuel tank.

I've been searching all over the internet for a solution. Can anyone direct me to a place where I can find one? Or maybe if anyone knows of where to get a replacement fuel tank for this vehicle?

I would greatly appreciate it and thank you!

Bobby

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It's NOT a 1962, it's a 1961. I Apologize! (see edit history)

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I would think you could find one in a salvage yard that specializes in classic cars (which means it will cost you more), Memory lane in so. cal. had at least 3 62's in their yard. But that was before they moved to the Long Beach area, so i don't know about current stock. There's a big yard in Phx. Az. that also had a few of the cars. Desert Valley auto parts, big advertiser in Hemmings. They've also gotten pricey. Keep looking, you'll find one.

Rick

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COMPACTBC

I am in cleveland ohio. I've searched everywhere. I've talked to 2 people who said they would search, but the chances are slim.

I am trying to find any type of replacement at the moment, it doesn't have to be from a this specific model (though that would be nice). I'm also not sure as to what fuel tanks from that era, makes and/or models would fit a 1962 buick special.

All the help is greatly appreciated. I just need to get the tank so I can remove it from it's current location, before the owner decides to take it elsewhere.

Thanks!

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COMPACTBC

I am in cleveland ohio. I've searched everywhere. I've talked to 2 people who said they would search, but the chances are slim.

All the help is greatly appreciated. I just need to get the tank so I can remove it from it's current location, before the owner decides to take it elsewhere.

Thanks!

There might be options "out there" in the street rod realm of things. Gas tank vendors in Street Rodder magazine, for example. Portable outboard motor boat fuel tanks or race car fuel cells are an option too.

Might you be desiring to make us accessories to your (perceived) unauthorized reappropriation of the vehicle's location without the owner's knowledge??

Cautiously,

NTX5467

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I have a good, solid fuel tank from a '62 Special, but I do not have the float or sending unit that go with it.

Pete Phillips

Leonard, TX.

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NTX5467

It's completely legal, no worries. The fuel cells are a good suggestion, but that's my plan B.

Pete,

I need to get a new float and sending unit either way, the old one is done for. Could you send pics of the fuel tank you are offering? Thanks!

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Please be aware that one tank doesn't fit all models!

The 61/62 Special/Skylark 2-door coupes and convertibles use the same tank. However, the 61/62 Special/Skylark 4-door and station wagons use a different tank. I learned that the hard way!

The 4-door and wagon tanks are slightly thicker and the fill neck is at a different angle.

I have a nice tank for a 4-door or wagon that would NOT fit in my '62 Skylark convertible.

Good luck,

Bob

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1962 and 1961 are almost exactly the same. Takes a real expert to determine the difference, and most of all, the chassis and gas tanks are the same from 1961 to 1962, provided the body styles are the same, per the note by Bob Leets.

Pete Phillips

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Please be aware that one tank doesn't fit all models!

The 61/62 Special/Skylark 2-door coupes and convertibles use the same tank. However, the 61/62 Special/Skylark 4-door and station wagons use a different tank. I learned that the hard way!

The 4-door and wagon tanks are slightly thicker and the fill neck is at a different angle.

I have a nice tank for a 4-door or wagon that would NOT fit in my '62 Skylark convertible.

Good luck,

Bob

I am curious as to what is different between the 4 door and 2 door version? I just pulled a tank off a 4 door 61 and one off a 2 door 62 and as far as I can tell they are identical.

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i also have a 62 was told that a tank from an early nova will work have not looked into yet as im thinking of selling car due to low funds

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