1970 Ford Maverick Gas Tank Modification
A customer came in with a leaking gas tank for their project vehicle. Unfortunately, this vehicle did not have any available replacement gas tanks for his model vehicle. Repairing the existing tank would have cost him over $500, so A-Len thought we could save him some money by modifying one that was available. We took a larger tank out of a 1970 Mustang which had similar dimensions to the existing tank. Luckily, in the Maverick, the gas tank sits in the trunk, allowing us to cut and weld in order to make the Mustang tank fit. This project was made easier by this due to the fact that height was of no concern to the customer, just reduced the amount of space he had in his trunk. Our radiator and gas tank specialist, Timmy, cut out a 2-3 inch band section out of the tank in order to accommodate for the existing dimensions of the old gas tank. With a little bit of welding, we were able to cap off the end that we cut, sealing the tank with the new dimensional constraints. Through this is not a common problem in the industry, it is always helpful to be able to provide a specialized service such as this. The following pictures show a very general idea of the process by which this job was done. If you have a vintage vehicle that is in need of parts and accessories, or you're just having trouble finding them yourself, please give us a call at (630) 852-5445, and we will be happy to assist you.