Relocating the gas tank in a ’66 Chevy
This 1966 Chevy C-10 Truck was a recent project that required putting in a new wood bed, and relocating the gas tank to the back of the bed. The original gas tank was located on the side of the truck, right behind the driver’s seat. You can see the gas cap right behind the driver’s side door handle. This isn’t the safest place for a gas tank. So now, instead of filling the gas tank through the side of the truck, the owner will now fill it through a new hole in the bed of the truck.
The tank is now accessible through a little pop up knob. You just push it down, twist, and it pops up and out.
We bought a new gas tank that would fit perfectly underneath the bed of the truck. In this picture, you can see where the new gas tank fits right under the bed.
There are a lot of different ways you can customize your vehicle, either for looks or for practicality. Changing certain elements on a vehicle is just another way to make it all your own. You wouldn’t immediately think to relocate the gas tank to underneath the bed, but it’s a great idea. It’s a nice touch to have a small, simple plug right in the back of the truck for filling up. Plus, it looks cool and is safer. TD Customs welcomes all kinds of custom modification work. Let us know the ideas you have for your vehicle, and we’ll look forward to making it happen.