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Unknown small gas tank c 1950

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Someone told me this was from a 1950 VW Beetle. It is quite small, maybe five gallons max. And I have no idea what this little clip mechanism is that's attached to one side. Has the large filler neck like an early Bug.

 

Any ideas?

 

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Not a VW expert, but if it is, the lever might be to activate the reserve fuel tube they used instead of a fuel gauge. When running out of fuel, you would flip the lever to get the extra gallon of fuel so you could make it to the station. 

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Is the yellow part on the bottom the only place that would deliver fuel? Looks like a plastic plug.

And is that lever thingy in line with it?  A cable maybe?

And would this tank install where that lever would be accessible to the driver?

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