WANTED gas tank for 1965 Dodge Monaco

Mopar Parts and Cars Wanted

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. zapcan59

    zapcan59 Member

    0   0   0

    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    30
    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2015
    Location:
    Amherstburg
    Nice, making me think I should go with the original hubcaps if possible!
     
  2. commando1

    commando1 Old Man With a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

    0   0   0

    Messages:
    34,977
    Likes Received:
    19581
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2011
    Location:
    FUHOA Reservation, Sebring, Florida
    Post#7:

    I'm patting nyself on the back for sticking to my guns on this..:wave3:
     
  3. 65 500

    65 500 Senior Member

    0   0   0

    Messages:
    2,120
    Likes Received:
    1021
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2013
    Location:
    SW Ohio
    That '65 tank is pretty unique looking. Thanks for all of the pictures, very informative. Did you use new straps, and if so were they for a '65 or '67-73 ?
     
  4. 65 500

    65 500 Senior Member

    0   0   0

    Messages:
    2,120
    Likes Received:
    1021
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2013
    Location:
    SW Ohio
    I agree with all of that, except for the part about 17% of them being good, I don't think it's that many.
     
  5. commando1

    commando1 Old Man With a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

    0   0   0

    Messages:
    34,977
    Likes Received:
    19581
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2011
    Location:
    FUHOA Reservation, Sebring, Florida
    You pick a figure and I won't disagree.
     
  6. hotdog647

    hotdog647 Member

    0   0   0

    Messages:
    101
    Likes Received:
    29
    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2013
    I'm probably next in line for tank replacement. Did you need to use some sort of rubber mat or insulation liner between tank and body or straps?
     
  7. commando1

    commando1 Old Man With a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

    0   0   0

    Messages:
    34,977
    Likes Received:
    19581
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2011
    Location:
    FUHOA Reservation, Sebring, Florida
    I used a rubber mat when I did my 67. I recommend it.
     
  8. 68plymouth383

    68plymouth383 Senior Member

    Rating - 100%
    1   0   0

    Messages:
    3,787
    Likes Received:
    876
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2011
    Location:
    Hill Country Texas
    I agree rubber mat is the best.
     
  9. Joeharley01

    Joeharley01 New Member

    0   0   0

    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    8
    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2015
    Location:
    New Bedford,Ma
    I did use new straps and they were for 65-66 C-bodies,but I didn't use the original mat,probably should have gone with a rubber one.
     
  10. 65 500

    65 500 Senior Member

    0   0   0

    Messages:
    2,120
    Likes Received:
    1021
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2013
    Location:
    SW Ohio
    Ok, thanks.

    1% or less, on a good day.
     
  11. traintech55

    traintech55 Senior Member

    0   0   0

    Messages:
    3,883
    Likes Received:
    2041
    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2015
    Location:
    Hammond, IN.
    Just to let you know 1967 and newer tanks will not work. I am going thru the same problem trying to find a tank for my 1966 300 4 dr. Does anyone out there have one for that?
     
  12. commando1

    commando1 Old Man With a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

    0   0   0

    Messages:
    34,977
    Likes Received:
    19581
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2011
    Location:
    FUHOA Reservation, Sebring, Florida
    Did you read the whole thread?
     
  13. 1978 NYB

    1978 NYB Warfighter FCBO Gold Member

    0   0   0

    Messages:
    51,791
    Likes Received:
    22090
    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2011
    Location:
    Classified
    And call these guys.....

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Little Pete

    Little Pete Active Member

    0   0   0

    Messages:
    225
    Likes Received:
    71
    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2017
    Location:
    Mountains
    Extreme caution here! I am going to flat out tell everybody on this forum that the Spectrum CR20B Tank DOES NOT and will not fit on a 65 Monaco. The extra 2 inches in length do matter and will not allow this tank to fit in the car properly. I believe the tank is deemed 67-68 Newport and that I am sure it will fit. This is not a suitable replacement tank for the 65 Monaco.

    I spent most all day weekend/today trying to get this tank to fit, and it will not without modification. It is too long length wise front to back. This gentleman may have gotten this tank to fit in the car. Though the J-Bolts don't line up correctly and it sits too far forward toward the pumpkin. The extra 2 inches is a safety issue with the pumpkin and the shocks. I even tried other tank straps, but it is a length issue.

    There was more to this tank install story then what was posted in this forum. I have 2 of these cars and I'm not calling anyone out, but be extremely careful. Now I'm out $300.00 dollars and sitting with a car with no gas tank.

    If Joeharley01 is still a member on this site, I'd really like to talk with him and see what he did differently than me. I know, I seen the pictures as well and believed in this enough to spend the money to find out it is wrong!
     
  15. barnfind

    barnfind Senior Member

    Rating - 100%
    4   0   0

    Messages:
    4,807
    Likes Received:
    5476
    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2014
    Location:
    Around Town
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 2
  16. Little Pete

    Little Pete Active Member

    0   0   0

    Messages:
    225
    Likes Received:
    71
    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2017
    Location:
    Mountains
    I seen those tanks as well, but Vans does not show good shots of the sending unit/fuel pickup hole and vents to know. Also, no dimensions listed. I am almost of the mind that I will have to rely on measurements. Thanks for the help. This is a pickle.
     
  17. 65 500

    65 500 Senior Member

    0   0   0

    Messages:
    2,120
    Likes Received:
    1021
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2013
    Location:
    SW Ohio
  18. 65 500

    65 500 Senior Member

    0   0   0

    Messages:
    2,120
    Likes Received:
    1021
    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2013
    Location:
    SW Ohio
    Call them and ask if they are going to bring any to Carlisle.
     
  19. Little Pete

    Little Pete Active Member

    0   0   0

    Messages:
    225
    Likes Received:
    71
    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2017
    Location:
    Mountains
    Great idea! I am calling Vans today and see. I'll update everyone. Pictures are too hard to make an appropriate determination.
     
  20. Little Pete

    Little Pete Active Member

    0   0   0

    Messages:
    225
    Likes Received:
    71
    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2017
    Location:
    Mountains
    I called Vans Auto today. They are sending me some more pics of their 65-65 C body fuel tank. They say it will fit. FYI, they will be at Carlisle in July with tanks etc.
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2018
    • Like Like x 1
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.