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Username Post: 63 wagon gas tank        (Topic#361948)
MoboMac 
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07-29-20 02:39 PM - Post#2799863    

I need to drop my tank....for some maintenance.

I have the strap....and front shrouds off...but it doesn't want to budge...

Is it just stuck....or am I missing something?

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58Yeoman 
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07-29-20 05:04 PM - Post#2799879    
    In response to MoboMac

On my '58 wagon, I must also first remove the filler neck from the tank before I can drop it.

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MoboMac 
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07-29-20 05:49 PM - Post#2799880    
    In response to 58Yeoman

There is no neck on this tank....

Cap attaches to flange on top of tank

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junky 
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07-29-20 07:01 PM - Post#2799885    
    In response to MoboMac

It is probably stuck from dirt washing down alongside of the tank. It is a straight shot from the fuel filler to the tank, and after 50 years, there is probably a lot of junk that has washed down there. You might try spraying some water down the sides with a hose, and it might come loose with the water acting like a lubricant. These are just my thoughts, nothing definative.

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MoboMac 
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07-29-20 08:23 PM - Post#2799893    
    In response to junky

I was kinda hoping that I'd find somebody here that has taken one out...

I already tried the water trick...

It's still a decent tank....and don't want to ruin it....by forcing it...

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gofastwclass 
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07-30-20 06:34 PM - Post#2799959    
    In response to MoboMac

I had no problems removing the tank from the 63 wagon I worked on. I spent more time working on the bolt holding the strap than anything else.

The only thing I can think of is maybe it swelled and wedged itself in the quarter somehow. Problem is I can't think of a way to remove it in a controlled manner that won't potentially destroy the tank. I've also never seen reproduction 63 wagon tanks. The owner found a guy locally to custom make one for his car.

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MoboMac 
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07-30-20 10:11 PM - Post#2799972    
    In response to gofastwclass

I will have to get serious with it on the weekend...

Perhaps I can get a short 2x4 on top of it and do some careful prying...

Just wanted to make sure that I hadn't missed anything obvious...

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junky 
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07-31-20 06:54 AM - Post#2799982    
    In response to MoboMac

Put some padding under it, and fill it with water. Without the strap, that should move it!. Turn it over, to drain, and leave in the sun to dry out. If it doesn't work, then let the water drain out the hose at the bottom of the tank. It has to work, since I have seen gas tanks fall out when the strap rusts away, and they are full of gasoline.
I remember driving through the wall of flames coming home from Carlisle one year. If the driver hadn't stopped, and kept driving in the right lane until all the gasoline had come out or the tank fell off completely, he wouldn't have lost his car to the flames.

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blkss64 
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Reg: 07-22-12
07-31-20 12:26 PM - Post#2800004    
    In response to MoboMac

If you cannot remove the tank without it being damaged, there are reproduction gas tanks for 61-64 Chevrolet wagons. There are vendors out there that show them on their sites. Kinda pricey but if yours ends up being rusted out, it’s going to be less expensive than trying to get a used tank and clean it or a custom tank made.



 




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