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Fuel Tank Swap - Tank Swapping

Photography by John Kiewicz

When transforming an old musclecar into a stellar street machine, most guys install hordes of new items including a hot engine, a tough trans, a beefy rearend, and stronger suspension, along with new paint and interior appointments. However, all too often some critical parts go overlooked.

Case in point: CC's Cheap Street Chevelle. We've replaced nearly everything that needed to be replaced except for the first item that we should have replaced--the gas tank. From the day we bought the '70 Chevelle, we had to continually replace fuel filters because the stock gas tank was sending rusty scunge through the fuel lines. As a result, we nearly plugged our Q-jet carb and it needed a complete rebuild.

Replacing a fuel tank is super easy and doesn't cost a ton of cash. Plus, its shiny new appearance looks much nicer than the crusty, dented, dirty stock tank that's been hanging around since 1970. Check out the basics for performing a tank swap.

SOURCES
Spectra Premium
1421 Ampere St.
Boucherville, Quebec
Ca  J4B 5Z5
Innovative Engineering
1119 Border Ave.
Corona
CA  91720
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