The fuel tank business is really interesting because they are so much more than just vessels to lug your car’s fuel around in. Perhaps back in the days when carbs were gravity fed and the tanks themselves were on the dashboards of cars in the 1920s they were, but with the way that cars are being built today, the tank in a modern hot rod needs to not only provide capacity but it also needs to fit the every evolving technology of the cars.
Take this second generation F-body tank from Ricks tanks. It is designed to fit cars that have been upgraded with inboard leaf springs due to running a larger tire. It has built in functionality for a 90-ohm fuel gauge sender and a return style in-tank pump. The whole thing is hand fabricated right there in El Paso, Texas and the quality is second to none. There are some close up shots of the weld beads on the thing and they are artistic!
This particular tank was powder coated matte black per the customer’s desire but you can have it in the bare stainless it was constructed from as well. These guys are building the best tanks in the business down there and this video is just one of the myriad of options that they have available. Watch the film and then hit the website to see more!