The '50 truck is back for some more work. We have to do a complete re-wire and relocate the gas tank.
Since there is a commercially available kit for the gas tank relocation, we figured that this was going to be easy. Right...that couldn't be further than the truth.
The kit we ordered from Brothers wasn't even close to fitting. Of course, it was on back order, but when we finally received it, the
filler neck came out in the totally wrong location. It hit one of the
main mounting strips in the floor plus it would stick up a good 2 inches
above the floor. The main mounting tabs weren't close to hitting the the frame plus they hit several of the frame brackets. After calling to make sure that we, (1) received the
correct tank, (2) get instructions since none were supplied with the
tank and (3) to check on some other back ordered items, we figured the hell with it and we'll just make it work.
Since the neck wasn't going to come up in the right place, the first thing we did was place it where we thought it should be.
You can see how much it was off...
Does someone actually test fit this stuff? I sincerely doubt it it...
Oh yeah, apparently, there aren't any