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1969 Fuel tank Replacement
« on: November 14, 2011, 03:37:32 AM »
I have been reading past posts about fuel tanks. Just like to hear what the latest opinions are on which tank would be best to use for a correct car.
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Re: 1969 Fuel tank Replacement
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2011, 12:39:41 PM »
I was told this is the place to go. I just ordered mine.

http://www.gastanks.com/
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Re: 1969 Fuel tank Replacement
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2011, 02:46:26 PM »
If you guys have not already, please post the date on your original tank in the following thread:

http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=5577.msg56537#new
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Re: 1969 Fuel tank Replacement
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2011, 11:52:34 AM »
I didn't ever know that gas tanks had codes. Mine id covered with factory/ dealer installed undercoating. Where is it located?
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Re: 1969 Fuel tank Replacement
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2011, 12:33:01 PM »
Replacement tank. Visual reference only...

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Re: 1969 Fuel tank Replacement
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2011, 09:08:40 PM »
Perhaps I should clarify my question.

1. Is Stainless steel preferred over stock steel galvanized? which one fits better etc..
2. Is there a better quality manuacturer than others?

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Re: 1969 Fuel tank Replacement
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2011, 10:19:30 PM »
I've used to search for tanks supplied by GM unfortunately they usually had a lot of damage and shelf wear. I think the company that suppilied them was Canadian. Anyway I'm very happy with the tanks I've gotten from Ron at MCCP 815-648-1700 . They look identical to the orig and I believe his supplier is the one GM used at one time.
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Re: 1969 Fuel tank Replacement
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2011, 10:46:42 AM »
There is a comapny in Canada called Spectra. I have not used them, but I did see a tank on a really nice original big block Camaro and it looked great. Here is their link.

http://www.spectrapremium.com/home.html
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Re: 1969 Fuel tank Replacement
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2011, 02:29:25 PM »
There is a comapny in Canada called Spectra. I have not used them, but I did see a tank on a really nice original big block Camaro and it looked great. Here is their link.

http://www.spectrapremium.com/home.html

Yes Spectra is the company. I've used quanta as well but prefer the Spectra tanks.
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Re: 1969 Fuel tank Replacement
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2011, 04:24:29 AM »
Hey Steve waht are the main differences between the two tanks. I think Quadra is galvanized and Spectra are stainless. What is the price differerence and why do you prefer Spectra?

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Re: 1969 Fuel tank Replacement
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2011, 10:53:45 PM »
My Spectra is not stainless.
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Re: 1969 Fuel tank Replacement
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2011, 10:39:57 AM »
I have a spectra in my 69 and it looks and fits nice. They're priced well too I think. I just got the EFI version for my 68. They are both galvanized steel.

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Re: 1969 Fuel tank Replacement
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2011, 09:23:21 PM »
I have a spectra in my 69 and it looks and fits nice. They're priced well too I think. I just got the EFI version for my 68. They are both galvanized steel.

John

Interesting. I thought they advertised the tanks as stainless. I must have been mistaken.
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Re: 1969 Fuel tank Replacement
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2011, 10:06:17 PM »
Stainless would be difficult to stamp into that shape without some die and material work. And that wouldn't be cheap. Not sure how well it would seam with the current seaming process either.
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Re: 1969 Fuel tank Replacement
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2011, 10:15:06 PM »
Quality replacement tanks are Ni-Terne coated steel, not galvanized.

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Re: 1969 Fuel tank Replacement
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2011, 10:49:34 PM »
My new tank is OER. It's stainless and fit is great.
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Re: 1969 Fuel tank Replacement
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2011, 01:43:23 AM »
Quality replacement tanks are Ni-Terne coated steel, not galvanized.

Hey Scott what is Ni-Terne coated steel and does it look like galvanised steel? The Spectra tanks looks stainless. Very shiny. Those are the only after market ones I have seen. I just ordered one from Quanta. I will post a picture.
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Re: 1969 Fuel tank Replacement
« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2011, 02:09:09 AM »
  You can get the Spectra Tank in either Ni-Tern steel coated with nickel and zinc, GM32A.  Or stainless (for Fuel Injected vehicles) GM32AFI.  Price varies alot depending on supplier.
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Re: 1969 Fuel tank Replacement
« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2011, 04:36:49 AM »
OK, I take it back. I'm suprised they offer stainless....

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Re: 1969 Fuel tank Replacement
« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2011, 05:50:13 AM »
>>>>>>KurtS;
    I'm not so sure that the stainless has that same "original" look as the steel ones do.
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Re: 1969 Fuel tank Replacement
« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2011, 02:26:02 PM »
>>>>>>KurtS;
    I'm not so sure that the stainless has that same "original" look as the steel ones do.

We laid both tanks side by side for comparison before it was installed. They look real close to "original" if not spot on. As I stated before the fit was great.
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Re: 1969 Fuel tank Replacement
« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2011, 08:24:23 PM »
We need some pics of some new tanks for comparison.
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Re: 1969 Fuel tank Replacement
« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2011, 10:21:56 PM »
Here is my Spectra GM32AFI. its not stainless but it looks nice. I refered to it as galvanized because it has that appearence.

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Re: 1969 Fuel tank Replacement
« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2011, 11:37:24 PM »
We need some pics of some new tanks for comparison.

If you Google for the tanks there's a ton of picture to look at.
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