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Fuel tank on 1972-80...where is it?

Discussion in 'Pre-1994 trucks, commercial vehicles' started by voiceofstl, Nov 2, 2017.

  1. voiceofstl

    voiceofstl Well-Known Member

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    Looking at pics of these trucks it shows the fuel filler door on the drivers side of the BED,,,but on others it shows it on the cab like the older generation.
    Is the gas tank still behind the seat?
     
  2. AllanC

    AllanC Well-Known Member

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    If you look at Y T videos of various D100 Dodge pickups in the 1972 - 1975 era, it appears Dodge moved the fuel filler and fuel tank from the area behind the cab seat to a location under the bed in model year 1974.

    Ford, Chevy, GMC and Dodge 1/2 ton pickups had the fuel tank in the cab from the 1940s until the 1970s time frame. Ford moved the tank location to the under bed mount in 1973. In 1973 GM had a redesign of the Chevy and GMC pickups and the tank moved to the infamous "side saddle" design (outside frame rail and behind the exterior sheet metal) in 1973 and it remained there through 1987.
     
  3. voiceofstl

    voiceofstl Well-Known Member

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    1972 was the next generation of the D series. I googles 1973 pics and some truck showed up with the filler on the cab, those trucks were all standard cab.
     
  4. Adventurer55

    Adventurer55 Active Member

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    Yes at that start of the run they were behind the seat in the cab. We had a then new 73 Club Can and it was frame mounted. The only thing I'm not sure of is if with the introduction of the cc the standard cabs tanks were moved the same year.
     

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