Fuel neck filler hose doesn't fit with new tank

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Replacing 20 gallon fuel tank with a 16 gallon in 1977 GMC Sierra Grande and when mounted on the tank the filler neck doesn't reach the insert point. Trying to find a neck that's the right size and not having luck so far. Any thoughts?

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That's interesting. I would have thought the tanks would be in the same location with the short side up front so GM could use the same filler hose. Are there two different mounting locations on the frame? Maybe the brackets just need to be moved back?
 

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Thanks for the ideas. I checked on the frame for a different mounting location and the tank has just the two spots for the brackets. It's a head scratcher for me, but I'm definitely a noob as this truck was given to me and I'm trying to get it going. carparts.com listed the 16 gallon as fitting but I can't find reference to a different size filler neck or hose anywhere. Wishing I'd just bought the 20 gallon but I thought the 16 would be easier to handle and install. Live and learn and blow $100 I suppose...
 

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Can the whole bracket with straps be moved back on the frame to make your filler work if you re drill the frame to mount your tank where your filler will work? Check,I just looked under one of my trucks and I think that is an option. We have freezing rain and I'm wearing shorts and barefoot so I didn't look real hard. Also if that won't work the filler you have can be modified to work.
 
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Several times I needed to change fuel necks to different locations to accommodate aftermarket equipment. Hired a muffler shop to bend up tubing for the new location. Just an idea.
 

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Yep you would have to extend the wires and fuel lines,nbd. If I wanted to make what you have there work I'd get 2 rubber couplers and tubing to make extensions. Bolt a piece of strap across 2 bed reinforcements to bolt the hanger to. If relocating the tank is an option I think that would be better.
 

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Just ran into this on the weekend. 87 Jimmy 35 gal replaced with 25. Straps are different of course but filler also. I cut a piece about 2 inches from an old hose & made a bushing to fit. Fixed.

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@Ricko1966 curious why you'd choose moving the position of the tank over figuring out a way to extend the hose

@Strick I think I'm going to try using a longer piece of hose
 

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My apologies. There was some discussion in another thread about stupid smartphones not working. I scrolled back up & see where you're replacing the tank with a shorter one. That was not in view when I first looked at the post. I can see that you need longer filler hoses now. Stupid phone...

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If you make bushings to join hoses to existing hoses or tubing to make extensions as I suggested the angle isn't quite right going from the tank to the filler so the extensions are always going to be I a bind,trying to pull out. As well as you've created more places to leak. Moving the tank the filler will lineup no bind and no extra points to leak. It's just me I like to do things with as few potential points of failure as possible.
 

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Was it possible to get a long bed with a 16 gal. tank?
I'd extend the filler hose and replace the vent hose.
 

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