My fathers 58 GMC was like that. Back in the day when almost everyone smoked too. Most people actually survived all that danger too.....never heard of too many trucks blowing up.Chris, lots of trucks with behind the seat tanks have the senders mounted on the side...
You made me look back at pics of my rear axle set up. I used a rear rubber brake line from a Ford. A little long but it fit and the attachments are both on the side and match the original config on my 1973. I was worried for a minute - did I miss something and could my brake line get crushed as you mentioned? I guess this is one of those differences 73 and earlier vs 74/75.My next item on the to do list is the rear brake rubber hose and hard lines on the axle. I believe the rubber line I have now is original. I was able to get a replacement from Isa's IH.
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That is really the only game in town for this rubber line. I tried all different kinds of options but you need the rear left port to face backward with a SUA configuration. The hard line would get smashed if the axle tube hit the bump stop if your used a normal style with the port on the side. I'm honestly terrified the inverted flare nut from the main hard line to the rubber hose will not come undone. I've sprayed it with Kroil with my fingers crossed. I have bent new lines for the axle using NiCopp and my favorite inverted flaring tool kit (Mastercool 72485).
I’ve used this technique for saving brake fluid in my clutch and brake repairs and it really does work. Take the top off of the master and place a piece of Saran Wrap over the opening, press down until the Saran Wrap contacts the brake fluid. When you open a bleeder you’ll know if it worked or not, always has on mine. A few drips are normal, but the system won’t empty.Rear brake line swap was a success last night. The inverted flare nut at hard line / rubber hose did not put up much of a fight. I was ready with some inverted flare couples in case I needed to cut the line back. New rubber hose and new NiCopp axle hard lines are installed. All the fluid drained out of the MC rear reservoir during the job so I'll need to bleed the MC using my favorite turkey baster technique.
My fathers 58 GMC was like that. Back in the day when almost everyone smoked too. Most people actually survived all that danger too.....never heard of too many trucks blowing up.
Yup...some of the stuff people did back then and thought nothing of it is kinda funny today. And going back further you must know about the dash/cowl location as well. And we're here now because those guys actually survived.........for the most part anyway....LOL.... guessing when one guy caught himself on fire, the rest learned something.The military versions were that you pulled the drivers bottom seat cushion UP to fill the tank that way. Think about that and some GIs smoking away..