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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 6:08 pm    Post subject: 55 Barndoor Single Cab Fuel tank Questions Reply with quote

Hi all. I'm a little confused as far as what the fuel tank looks like in a barndoor truck. Does it have the wide filler neck and a wide body like the busses, or is it slimmer like the post barndoor type 2's? I'd also be grateful if someone could show me a good picture of the '55 barndoor truck fuel tap. Thanks a million!
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's the tank and tap from a 1953 Single Cab. I believe it is the same.
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The fuel tap is the same as a regular Bus, it's only the long post that run out to the rocker hole that is an additional part.
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isn't it also a "truck only" tank? What is the difference? I havn't looked at mine that closely yet.
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look at the photos, it appears that the filler neck is in the center while my '55 Bus tank is more offset to the right side.

The fuel outlet is much closer to the neck side. My '55 tank outlet is basically in the center.
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's the same tank as 53-55 barndoor with the neck moved more to the center. You can make it if you need too.
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rocker hole for the reserve rod? Does anyone have a pic of this piece that hasnt rusted off the bus? Both my '54 s/c's dont have anything left of this area, i'd love to pop it back the way it's meant to be. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you mean the hole for the church key? Or the linkage behind that to the tap? I've got all and can take pictures. Do you need measurements too?
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photos of where the rod goes on Ev's pic would be great thanks Rick! Cool There is no trace of any of that on mine Embarassed
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here you go. bottom picture has the tape measure hooked in the bottom of the gas filler door opening - measures 11.125 to center of hole. top picture is hooked in the treasure chest opening - measures 5.25 to center of hole. The hole is 13/16" in diameter. I'm also interested in the rod. Mine has it, but a friends doesn't. Any ideas for making this part? Take a round tube and hammer a square rod into the end?

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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats perfect Rick, thank you!

A square rod gently tapped in the end while pressing the flat sides in should do the job I think. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I seem to remember John Jones taking some pics of this area also in the thread/gallery on his BD single build up. If you look in the gallery there are photos of the tank brackets, etc also.

I believe he had to make a tank for his too, and used part of a beetle tank?
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.barndoor.dk/detaljer42.html

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the correct color for a single cab fuel tank of this era grey or black?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My ex-'54 looks pretty dark:
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:40 pm    Post subject: Support for 52 Single Cab in neck side Reply with quote

Can anybody help me with a picture for the floor-to-tank single bolt support for a 60mm fuel tank in the neck side, like the single one showed in the picture.

My car came without this support neither the tank had it.

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