Relocating the gas tank in a ’66 Chevy

66 Chevy truck at TD Customs - Custom Modifications

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.

relocating gas tank to bed of truck

The tank is now accessible through a little pop up knob. You just push it down, twist, and it pops up and out.

gas tank relocation - pop up gas tank

gas tank relocation truck

gas tank opening bed of truck

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.

relocating the gas tank - gas tank under truck 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.

Read about the beautiful wood bed we put in this ’66 Chevy!

Contact TD Customs for all the automotive modifications and custom fabrications you’ve got on your mind. In the meantime, take a look at our Photo Galleries to see some more of our work.

1 Reply to "Relocating the gas tank in a '66 Chevy"

  • Jim Miranda
    April 17, 2019 (10:29 am)

    did you have to run an electric fuel pump or did you keep the stock mechanical pump?

Got something to say?

Some html is OK

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.