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post #16 of 32 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 15, 12:51 AM
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Re: 1970 Chevelle Wagon fuel tank

So, did anything come from putting an elky tank in? I haven't looked at any other thread to see if this has been accomplished successfully or not, but I'd be interested to know.
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post #17 of 32 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 15, 3:53 AM
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Re: 1970 Chevelle Wagon fuel tank

Hey Bryan, yeah that was me. I haven't gotten around to swapping out my tank yet as I have had other projects going on with the wagon. I do plan on putting an Elco tank in though in the future.

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post #18 of 32 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 15, 12:22 PM
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Re: 1970 Chevelle Wagon fuel tank

Thanks Mike. Have you done all of the research and know what parts you'll need, or is that still on the list? I also have two ponderences.

1) Leave the stock tank and put an elk tank in there. Now you have hundreds of miles of road cruising without having to get gas.

2) I think this would be interesting to try to integrate into the whole thing: Fill Through Neck.

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Re: 1970 Chevelle Wagon fuel tank

DVAP has wagon tanks. I found 2 out of the cars and purchased one of them. At $150 (last year when I purchased) might have been a little high but it was the first ones I had found at any price. Have not pulled my factory tank out yet but it may also be good and if so once the car is done one of them will be for sale. That might be a year or more from now though. I wanted a spare because one needs to be modified for an intank pump for fuel injection. If the first attempt goes bad the extra tank will be needed.
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post #20 of 32 (permalink) Old Jun 26th, 20, 12:08 PM
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So, it’s been about five years, I just thought I’d check in on how things were going.
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I will be following this. I already have the El Camino load floor and fuel tank that I plan to install in my 72 wagon project. It will be a while before I actually start the installation, but I will take some photos so you can see what they look like and how the EC fuel tank straps to the underside of the load floor.

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post #22 of 32 (permalink) Old Jun 26th, 20, 8:11 PM
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So does the sedan/coupe tank bolt to the frame rails? It has been VERY long time since I have been under a gas tank on a 70 El Camino so I have no recollection. I’m not opposed to seeing how an Elky load floor would graft into the back of a wagon, but it could be an option for me as well.

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AFAIK all the 68 to 72 coupes and sedans fuel tanks attach to the bodies. But, the 64 to 67 wagon and El Camino fuel tanks attach to frame rails. They have supports, rail to rail, with the tank on top of the supports held down with straps. These are photos of my 1966 El Camino fuel tank. This might work on later wagons if the tool well was replaced by a flat floor.
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Re: 1970 Chevelle Wagon fuel tank

Not all 68 - 72 A body wagons use the same tank. The 72 Buick (no glass roof) I parted out had a bigger tank with different mounting hardware. I'm not sure it would fit under the Chevelle quarter skin. Buick on the left. Still have both tanks if any more pictures are wanted.


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Here are the photos of a 1971 El Camino load floor and the fuel tank.
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Re: 1970 Chevelle Wagon fuel tank

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Not all 68 - 72 A body wagons use the same tank. The 72 Buick (no glass roof) I parted out had a bigger tank with different mounting hardware. I'm not sure it would fit under the Chevelle quarter skin. Buick on the left. Still have both tanks if any more pictures are wanted.

Thanks for the side-by-side on the two tanks. Just to confirm, the one on the right is from a '72, and that is the same as a '70 or different?

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Re: 1970 Chevelle Wagon fuel tank

Tank on the right is 68 72 Chevelle wagon. Actually it is from a 68, the only difference is the filler neck. The style of cap changed in 1971. The other difference is in the sender and pickup, some had a second line. All the tanks to the best of my knowledge had a line on the tank. Not sure if it was a return or a vent on 68-69 but it did connect to the charcoal canister on later years. I used it for a return and added a vent on the tank.

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Re: 1970 Chevelle Wagon fuel tank

Thanks for the side-by-side. I know I did purchase another tank from an A body, but not sure which one it was. I just haven't had the time to get out there and start looking around. I think that since my tank needs to be cleaned, and I guess no one boils them out any more, I'm going to have that Renu process done on it.

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Re: 1970 Chevelle Wagon fuel tank

I found where I purchased it. It's the Spectra Premium GM38A which looks like it was used in the bigger bodied cars and likely the same tank in your side-by-side.

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