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WTB: Gen 1 (1978) Subaru Wagon 4WD Gas Tank

gas gas tank wtb 1978 subaru wagon 4WD wanted

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#1 Sub78

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:45 PM

WTB: Thought I'd bump this up to a single thread. Looking for a 1978 Gen 1 4WD wagon gas tank with a sending unit. Email me directly at david.j.stancil at gmail.com. Willing to pay for shipping. I'm located in Tucson, AZ. Hoping someone on these boards might be able to help. Any info on where I might find one of these bad mamas you would find me forever in your Subaru debt. 



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:18 AM

why do you need a tank?



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:43 AM

I bought my wagon non-running. She turned over but wasn't getting fuel. The guy who I bought the car from had let it sit for about 10 years with gas still in the tank. It varnished and hardened. I pulled the tank and all of the lines were solid. The sending unit mount was somehow stripped so it had to be cut off with an angle grinder and it is pretty rusted out inside. I realize that you can get these boiled and re coated but the inside vent tubes and pickups need to be re-done along with new mounts for the sending unit. Fuel cells aren't really an option here for daily drivers especially a wagon without a firewall somewhere and there are absolutely none available for purchase anywhere. I've come to the conclusion that I have to have it rebuilt. There is a place in Phoenix that rebuilds gas tanks along with a local shop Arizona Coil and Spring but the costs are expensive. I don't really want to shell out 3-400 dollars on this tank but it looks like I might have to. I've toyed with the idea of just cutting it open and trying to do it myself but I am definitely not a welder and being that this is the only tank I've got I don't want to F it up more than it already is. Because of that rear diff in the back there is just about 5 inches of clearance for the whole rear trunk space where it sits and after countless hours scouring the internet there aren't any universal tanks under 7-8 inches tall. So... ha. That's where I'm at. In the mean time I've been gutting the inside. Need to feel somewhat useful on this build. Plus the ol' girlfriend gives me the evil eye every time we walk past it in the driveway. 

 

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:49 AM

is a 2wd tank the same ?



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 11:43 PM

I don't think the 2WD tank is the same as the 4WD. 



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 09:39 AM

sorry only have a 2wd one



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 01:55 PM

Hey Ivan... I assume a 79 4WD tank will fit a 78 but just wanted to check and see if you knew. Found one up in Idaho thanks to Subaru3. Who by the way is looking for a 2WD wagon tank from I think 78. Any input?



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 09:59 PM

sorry only have a 2wd one

  How much for the 2WD tank shipped to 76039? I have 2  2WD wagons and would like a good spare for the future.

 

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 09:59 PM

Hey Ivan... I assume a 79 4WD tank will fit a 78 but just wanted to check and see if you knew. Found one up in Idaho thanks to Subaru3. Who by the way is looking for a 2WD wagon tank from I think 78. Any input?

  Yes...it will fit.



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 09:24 AM

it go's by body stye the 79 could be ether a old gen or 1rst year of new gen if is the same body should work. And subaru3 not shure what its worth have not pulled the car apart yet still runs has only 22000kms on it but rusted out tank is ok if i can get it out



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 09:44 AM

I think if looking at photos I'm correct in saying that the body style for the 78 and 79 are pretty spot on. 1980 they went to a much boxier style. Very different from the 78/79. Thanks for the consideration though Ivan. He should be pulling the tank sometime this week and is going to shoot me a few photos before he ships it. 



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 02:34 PM

GAS TANK BOUGHT! 85$ Will be here by the weekend. Let's hope this bad mamma gets set up no problems and up and running straight by the weekend. 







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