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Kentmac 10-20-2018 07:12 PM

Removing gas tank in 1931 mailtruck
 

I am having trouble removing the gas tank from a Model A Mailtruck. Does anyone have any information that might explain this problem. I have it loose but cannot get it to move forward or backward enough to clear the gas line connection. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Bob C 10-20-2018 09:29 PM

Re: Removing gas tank in 1931 mailtruck
 

A year to the day and it still won't come out.:eek::D
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=231621


Bob

ronn 10-21-2018 10:57 AM

Re: Removing gas tank in 1931 mailtruck
 

explosives???????????

Kentmac 10-21-2018 12:15 PM

Re: Removing gas tank in 1931 mailtruck
 

The gas tank is now out, so is the cowl which had to be removed as well. I do not think Henry ever thought the tank on a mail truck would spring a leak.

I was thinking of explosives but thought I would try the cowl removal first and it worked. Also discovered that someone else had a similar problem and patched it in place with some fiberglass.

Hopefully I can find someone that can weld a patch in and coat the interior and then back to delivering mail before the Christmas rush.

Bob C 10-21-2018 02:46 PM

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Sounds like you need another tank, it is really hard to get them clean without
taking them apart.


Bob

Kentmac 10-22-2018 03:51 PM

Re: Removing gas tank in 1931 mailtruck
 

I agree but am not aware of anyone who sells new tanks. Do you know of anyone?

Bob C 10-22-2018 05:10 PM

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Nobody makes a new one, just need a better used one.

Bob from Northport 10-22-2018 08:13 PM

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Send the tank to Brent Terry in Tennessee. He can make it new again


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