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Old 12-06-2019, 06:47 PM   #21
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It's not a Model A. '32 commercial gas tanks do not vent inside the cab unless you operate the vehicle without floorboards, which is a whole set of real dangers.
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My mistake. I remember now that I had to do that as my pickup had a boogered up tank that someone modified and vented out of the top of the tank.
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Old 12-06-2019, 07:05 PM   #22
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That would be a dumb modification, no wonder you added a hose to carry it outside.
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Old 12-06-2019, 07:31 PM   #23
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That would be a dumb modification, no wonder you added a hose to carry it outside.
It was a cheesy attempt by someone prior to add a electric auxiliary gauge
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Old 12-06-2019, 08:04 PM   #24
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It's not a Model A. '32 commercial gas tanks do not vent inside the cab unless you operate the vehicle without floorboards, which is a whole set of real dangers.
Hey DavidG, as I've never owned a 32 pickup, where does the tank actually vent too? If the tank is under the seat (my assumption from reading this thread), then how/where do the venting vapors go?
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Old 12-06-2019, 08:23 PM   #25
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The sending unit incorporating the venting is shown in the photo below and inserts upward into the bottom of the tank. The tank was sealed in place in between the side and cross floor sills. Vent fumes would be released downward and away depending on the direction of the vehicle's travel.
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Old 12-06-2019, 10:23 PM   #26
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Well I'll be , after Alice read thru page 2 she got on board.....what a girl....
Way off topic......our #3 grandson Clayton was awarded Iron Man at his Marine
boot camp graduation today at Parris Island, S.C.
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Old 12-06-2019, 10:41 PM   #27
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Ain't that great!! Congratulations. On both topics.
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Old 12-07-2019, 04:40 AM   #28
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Yes, most certainly on both counts!
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Old 12-07-2019, 08:39 AM   #29
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The sending unit incorporating the venting is shown in the photo below and inserts upward into the bottom of the tank. The tank was sealed in place in between the side and cross floor sills. Vent fumes would be released downward and away depending on the direction of the vehicle's travel.
Thanks David - I knew it had to be vented someplace . . . or it would not work. They sort of took the standard 32 top-vent and hydrostatic mechanisms and flipped them upside down and redesigned them a bit. Thanks for the drawing/image - clarifies it all to me.

Even though one is "sitting on the tank" - it is actually probably a safer place to have the fuel than in the back where a rear-end collision can easily rupture it.

In a 32 truck, if you manage to get into a wreck that is bad enough to rupture the under-seat tank, you're probably already dead . . . or maybe wished you were.
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Old 12-07-2019, 09:02 AM   #30
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Let's face it theses cars are death traps compared to most daily drivers.
My 32 roadster does not have bumpers, fenders, a hood, seat belts, a top, air bags, power disc brakes, power steering. Hey ….It's a Hot Rod !!
Am I going to stop driving it ? Nope ! Almost 4000 miles on it already.
A relatively minor accident could very possibly be fatal. In my Ford Explorer the same accident would be nothing more than dinner conversation.
I'm going to move the tank out of the cab of the pick up, make it safe and look decent and put 4000 miles on that one !!
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Old 12-07-2019, 09:52 AM   #31
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The question is acceptable risk.


The two major concerns.
1. Vapor build up in the passenger compartment. The stock Ford design vents under the truck and the fill cap is sealed. If everything is in good condition no problem. The stock floor and tank area around the fill location do not absorb fuel well so if there is spillage it can (and SHOULD) quickly evaporate before the vehicle is driven. (both doors open when filling...)


2. Crash. Will a crash scenario that causes a penetration far enough into the cab to rupture of the tank (well protected by the frame and body structure) be survivable for the occupants? Most likely not. Kinda makes the potential tank rupture a moot point.


3. How many burnt out cabs are found at swap meets from a tank failure. Not many.
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Old 12-07-2019, 10:35 AM   #32
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Well I'll be , after Alice read thru page 2 she got on board.....what a girl....
Way off topic......our #3 grandson Clayton was awarded Iron Man at his Marine
boot camp graduation today at Parris Island, S.C.
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con graduations on Paris Island, tough place. we are all proud of him. Semper Fi, my father was on Iowa Jima USMC ww2
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Life is good, eh Charlie? Congrats.
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Old 12-07-2019, 11:57 AM   #34
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Life is good, eh Charlie? Congrats.

How could life NOT be good with a pair like this? DD


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Old 12-07-2019, 12:23 PM   #35
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How could life NOT be good with a pair like this? DD


Coopman, Thanks for finding this (GREAT) photo and posting it.
Made me smile from ear to ear!
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Old 12-07-2019, 12:35 PM   #36
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Under the seat seams to safest spot, and I drive a deuce 5 window with the tank in the “ pinto” location
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Old 12-07-2019, 01:37 PM   #37
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My first car, a '32 standard coupe, was rear-ended on the Ohio Turnpike on its way home. The drunk driving the new '55 Chevrolet that was totaled in the process was fortunately not injured nor was his front seat passenger (also drunk) nor were the two of us teenagers in the coupe. Believe it or not, the only damage to the '32 was a cracked tail lamp lens. The quality of the metallurgy in the original bumper and bumper brackets made all the difference (plus the fact that the previous owner had attached a 1/4" angle iron piece to the face of the bumper to add a trailer hitch ball).
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Old 12-07-2019, 06:26 PM   #38
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Hi Charlie and Alice,
I absolutely love the photo. It brings back happy Hershey memories of you both for me. I suspected that Alice would come around. I had a similar issue with my wife feeling unsafe years ago on the highway in my 1931 Model A Roadster. I wound up selling it as I felt unsafe with its mechanics,
Marilyn and I wish you a safe, healthy and prosperous Christmas and New Year.
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Charlie, Beautiful photo, your wife is very nice, make her feel safe. ..Just put a tank in the pickup bed Just bypass the original tank and make the new tank connections easy to undo, so that you can put things back to original if you ever want to sell the truck.

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Old 12-07-2019, 06:43 PM   #40
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i guess i better not tell my wife about the gas tank ! nice to see a picture of you and your wife charlie, and thanks for you fine work on my carburator and timer.
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