Discussion in 'Member Photos' started by WillSquared, Mar 21, 2015.
Are those belly-tanks like the old fighter-planes carried?
I stand corrected. Order those new tanks and straps.
@smhaaz thats cool! Wonder what the capacity on those bad boys are!
Need every drop of fuel you can get on a truck like that.
I recall dads old 74 454 camper special when I was a youngin.....don’t ask how I remember this stuff but I was enamored with the dual fuel tanks, never seen it before. Out of gas? Push a button and it’s full again!
But more so I remember driving it home to Chicago from Iowa after purchasing it from my uncle. Circa 1979.
I also recall my parents saying it was the same distance as home to our cabin up north (360 mi, and recently verified by google, lol).
I most recall not making it all the way home on 2 full tanks of gas and having to stop and fill up!
If your gonna slam the truck, maybe those tanks need to go.
I just replaced one tank in the 86.
I didn’t need any other hardware or sender, but tanks $100ea, brackets with straps $60 ea and senders $30ea are all readily available.
Idk about the plastic guards if that is wanted. But the fuel hoses and vent hoses are getting very rare.
I could only find them new for one side of the truck. (Each side is different).
It’s a good $600 in parts alone to replace everything. I’d start scouting now for take off parts. I know the parts guys around here, the brackets and straps are plentiful. Most old tanks probably aren’t worth dealing with. And if it has the factory fuel fillers, 1982 and older is 1/4” smaller diameter filler and hose than newer model squares.
To help not get mismatched parts.
A tracking device...
Yes they are definitely large tanks. I might be able to lower it 3/5 with no issues.
We got a little wet snow here in Texas so I took her picture before it melted.
Long ways from home partner..? Lol I live in central Illinois and we have a cabin we go to up north. It's 370 miles from home to the cabin for us. I read your post and thought, small world? and then thought "I wonder how far up north you went?" We go to Saint Germain/Sayner Wi area. I wouldn't dare drive mine up there though ever, not at 5.5 miles to the gallon! But "back then" was also simpler times..
Our place was in Park Falls. But I've spent plenty of time over in St Germain, Mercer, Manitowish, the . And we never once took the old big block truck up there, as much as I wished, because it was much cooler to be seen in than a 4 door brown Buick! But the Buick got "twice the gas mileage" according to the old man....
Built a log home for my parents there on the property, now 20 years ago. Sold it recently, but kept 1 lot on the lake. Just big enough to build a nice cabin if that ever works out...
I love it up there, just hard to make a living. It's one of the worst economies in the country.
Staying warm and toasty indoors, start her up every week to keep the juices flowin
I feel ya there! My daily I can make it there on a tank of gas but my wife's jeep requires a stop around Westfield. If it's just she and I we take the truck and beeline but if the kids come we take the jeep, coincidentally with the kids we always stop at least twice. Lol My best friend owns the cabin on the lake there and we've been eyeing some property/house options for ourselves and someday we will have a place of our own around St Germain. but now the prices are starting to climb again so that might be longer than i'd like at the current rate. The more we go the more we love it up there. It's funny you say that because when you hire someone around home, they show up and do the job and move on but up north they might show up at 9 or maybe 11 and might work until 3 or so. We watched this summer as a contractor up there built a 2 car garage next door to their place and it took them over a month, but yet my neighbor down here put up a comparable one in 2 weekends. I always said if you wanted to make money up there all you'd had to do was show up consistently every day and do a good job and once that got around by word of mouth you'd probably be turning down work there due to being too busy before you knew it. Lol
Just joined up here. This is my '83 GMC Sierra Classic that I'm working on.
It's been in the family for about 35 years. Been kept in a garage the last 12 years or so since it was painted.
It's not too bad........ it'll be fun. I've done a few things to it so far.
Looks good !
37 years old this year... the truck, not me
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