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DeanZ10

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69 camaro repo fuel tanks
« on: October 10, 2012, 12:51:52 AM »
Gentlemen,
I have asked around a bit and gather that the "SPECTRA" tank is a good quality manufacturer of replacement tanks.
I have also heard "AMERICAN RESTORATIONS" makes a nice one as well.
Please post if you have purchased and installed the American Restorations tank and let us know what you think of the quality.

Thanks
Dean

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Re: 69 camaro repo fuel tanks
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2012, 12:42:00 PM »
OK then.....WOW!  SO no one has used this tank that NPD sells?? What tank manufacturer then will anyone recommend other than Spectra????

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Re: 69 camaro repo fuel tanks
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2012, 01:26:01 PM »
There was a discussion about these in the past 6 months. I remember Steve (paceme) explained who made what. Do an advanced search.
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Re: 69 camaro repo fuel tanks
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2012, 02:47:47 PM »
Here is a post from about a year ago, when I was asking about Stainless steel verses Galv. The thread was shifted to mostly wanting date stamps.
I have decided to go with the galv. tank.
What I need to know now is about the quality of the "AMERICAN RESTORATIONS" tank. I see no mention of these guys in past posts. Did they used to be named Quantra??
Surely someone has bought these. NPD says they have sold hundreds with no problems about fit etc. So they say....

Thanks in advance for your input!
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Re: 69 camaro repo fuel tanks
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2012, 04:50:38 PM »
Spectra and Quanta are Ni-Terne treated, not galvanized.

DeanZ10

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Re: 69 camaro repo fuel tanks
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2012, 05:44:38 PM »
Here is a post from about a year ago, when I was asking about Stainless steel verses Ni-Terne treated. The thread was shifted to mostly wanting date stamps.
I have decided to go with the Ni-Terne treated tank.
What I need to know now is about the quality of the "AMERICAN RESTORATIONS" tank. I see no mention of these guys in past posts. Did they used to be named Quantra??
Surely someone has bought these. NPD says they have sold hundreds with no problems about fit etc. So they say....

Thanks in advance for your input!
Dean

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Re: 69 camaro repo fuel tanks
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2012, 06:22:13 PM »
Not sure of which brand but some the filler neck is too high. Mine is like that and I have seen several others at shows. They are serviceable but the filler is not centered.
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Re: 69 camaro repo fuel tanks
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2012, 07:47:36 PM »
Exactly what I was needing to know! What brand of tank is yours and where, when did you purchase?
Thanks again!

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Re: 69 camaro repo fuel tanks
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2012, 07:11:27 AM »
Both my new regular and locking Stant fuel caps are loose on my OER tank.
With OER's reputation (at least with my resto), I believe it's the tank at fault and not the caps.
Stant stuff I found is very good.
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Re: 69 camaro repo fuel tanks
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2012, 04:04:40 PM »
i have a nos gm tank for a 69.  what are these worth now days?

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Re: 69 camaro repo fuel tanks
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2012, 09:26:43 PM »
about $100...  where should I send my check?   :)
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Re: 69 camaro repo fuel tanks
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2012, 05:25:51 PM »
thanks, looks like you can pick it up at my shop for about $300, but if you insist send me the $100 in cash and i will forget all about it!

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« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2012, 05:45:46 PM »
:) ...  where ya located?   :)
Oh..  and is there a date code stamped on the edge??  If so, what is it?

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Re: 69 camaro repo fuel tanks
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2012, 09:03:27 PM »
dell rapids, sd.  i will have to check the date thing

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Re: 69 camaro repo fuel tanks
« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2012, 02:01:29 PM »
For those who want to know. I bought an "AMERICAN RESTORATIONS" tank.
The box it came in had a tag on it which said "SPECTRA PREMIUM"
So not sure of the company structure, I guess American Restorations is a distributor.
Very nice tank though!
Thaks for all the responses about dates and such...lol

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Re: 69 camaro repo fuel tanks
« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2012, 07:49:03 PM »
dell rapids, sd.  i will have to check the date thing

I have an NOS 68 Camaro gas tank I will trade you for your NOS 69 tank, mine still has the GM parts sticker on it,  very nice cond.
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