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1953 DODGE P/U GAS TANK


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Try cleaning your tank first. Remove it from the truck and drain it. Pour in a couple handfulls of small rough stones and some soap and water. Rotate the tank so that the mixture " scrubs " the interior surface of the tank. Do this for several minutes. This action will loosen rust and varnish and allow it to flow out with the water. Pour out and decide if it needs it again. Let interior dry completely and look inside the best you can. At this time you can use the tank sealing products to coat the interior or use it as is. Probably a good idea to replace the fuel line between the tank and fuel pump also. Any competant restoration shop can do this if you don't want to. I've used the technique many times. John Worden Green Mountain, Iowa

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I rebuilt a 51 dodge B3 pickup. You should know that there is a tube running inside the left bottom of the tank. The output connection is at the front of the tank and the tube runs just about an half inch off the bottom left of the tank. Make sure it is not rusted or it will not draw fuel. Best thing to do is get someone with a "scope" to run inside and check tube before doing anything drastic!

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