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    Default Gas Tank Pad

    I am offering Gas Tank Pads made of a nice, THICK MATERIAL, like the original pads were. The Pads have a clear plastic material attached to one side which I have found on many original GM tank pads. The pads are cut to cover to whole top of the tank and are one piece.

    Check your application....some Buicks may not have used pads on top of the tanks from what I have heard. Still, if you are replacing your tank this might be a nice item to add while you have the tank down.

    EDIT: I CAN PROVIDE PADS FOR THE EARLIER TANKS (1965-1967 SKYLARK/GS) OR TANKS FOR OTHER MODELS


    EDIT: See another picture further down this thread showing how the Gas Tank Sending Unit Wire is placed below the pad as the factory did it


    >Cost is $25+shipping (AS OF 2/9/12). The pad will be rolled up in a strong box or tube.

    >PM me WITH YOUR ZIP CODE and for my address, etc info. I'll get you a total price including shipping.

    >Sorry, don't have Paypal so checks or MO's are fine. 99% of purchasers have sent checks and that works fine.

    Here's some pics of the pad laying on top of a tank as well as in installed form. I used this pad on a recent complete A-body resto I was involved in. Thank you for looking.
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    Last edited by pglade; 02-09-2012 at 11:46 PM.
    Patton Glade Austin, TX

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    Default Re: Gas Tank Pad

    Patton,
    can you give me shipping cost to Middle River , Maryland 21220 for one pad and then 2 pads
    Thanks
    Bill
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    Thumbs up Re: Gas Tank Pad

    I just received mine, and it is a GREAT deal!

    Thanks Patton.

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    Default Re: Gas Tank Pad

    Bill---PM'd you with totals.

    Paul---Thank you very much!


    ALSO--ANYONE WITH AN PRE-68 CAR THAT HAS INTEREST IN THESE SEE MY ORIGINAL POST ABOVE....I CAN PROVIDE DIFFERENT SIZES.

    Thank you.

    Patton
    Last edited by pglade; 03-19-2008 at 01:52 PM.
    Patton Glade Austin, TX

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    Default Re: Gas Tank Pad

    Patton,
    I need one for my 70 442. Let me know what the total cost is and I will cut a check.
    Duane
    Duane Heckman, Owner of Classic Car Interiors

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    Coming your way on Monday Duane....I'm shipping a few on Monday a.m. I have your address. Thank You.
    Patton Glade Austin, TX

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    Default Re: Gas Tank Pad

    Patton at the risk of hi jacking your thread , who made the gas tank ?


    Mike Williamson
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    Mike--The tank we put in that car came from Quanta...it's a 70 Olds 442.

    This was a tank that came with the neck already attached. I can tell you that it required a little "tug" upwards on the neck to get it to align with the rear crossbar cutout area correctly and to get it into a position to attach the clamp/hanger that screws into the rear body metal under the trunk lip.

    IMO---I think it's a toss up as to whether or not the solder around the neck will start leaking gas when you do this. I have seen a similar tank leak from this area (on one in particular that leaked we didn't do the install but I suspect the leak was probably a result of tweaking the neck to get it to line up correctly). If anything, on a new tank, it might not be a bad idea if you are buying one with a preinstalled neck THAT REQUIRES TWEAKING, to test fit it and tweak the neck...then remove it and take it to a radiator shop and have them resolder that connection. May be overkill but I did see the neck leak recently and it was on a repro tank...also a Quanta I believe. Their service on the replacement was excellent.

    GM should get the "engineered RIGHT" award for virtually every part they made for these cars back then.

    Finally, there are one or two other "brand" tanks being sold on Ebay, etc from what I understand. Cheaper price, I think, is "the hook"....from what I have read of the experiences of one guy they are painted and he had a lot of problems with the tank. He tried to save a buck and is now regretting it. The tanks were not "made around here" from what I gather. No personal experience with this particular "off brand" tank but I know the guy that bought one and he isn't happy. This particular bad experience was on an Olds tank sold by Tamranz's Olds Parts (Or Tamraz).
    Last edited by pglade; 10-29-2007 at 11:27 PM.
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    Thanks Patton appreciate that important info . since I am going to replace my tank this winter along with many other items just trying to cover all the bases . Its expensive enough to do it once with out having to do it twice and the thought of a fuel leak is too scary for me .


    Mike Williamson
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    Mike--whatever you do you might find the recent threads on this site about tanks, etc. I think Jim Lore (FlyinBuick) and others posted some good info that was specific to Buicks.

    Jim said something about the "pre-attached" neck tanks FOR A '70 car would work fine but there were very slight differences in the actual body of the tank or something like that. I don't know that anyone actually detailed exactly what these "slight differences" were but I know it was mentioned.

    Do yourself another favor and be careful with repro tank straps. Some that we tried were thinner than the originals and were not long enough to work with the long STOCK bolts that hold the front of the tank (the end of the tank near the differential). I have no idea whether or not this applies to all the straps out there. They are also offered in stainless so you could check that or just get stainless cut and probably fairly easily bend them yourself. Also--you could replate or paint your originals if they are in good shape. That's what we ended up doing.....nothing like going thru the motions of getting a car up on stands, positioning the tank, straps, etc, sliding under the tank with both knees propping it up and then finding out the straps aren't long enough.....UGGGHHHH!

    I guess they also sell bolts to go with the repro straps and surely they are longer than stock but we were using original fasteners on this particular project.
    Patton Glade Austin, TX

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    Patton, sending a PM.
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    Default Re: Gas Tank Pad

    I need 2. One for a chevelle one for my gs. Both are 70's. Both are A bodies. I will PM you

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    Patton,

    Got mine - THANKS!

    Mark
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    Jeremy--I pm'd you with mailing/shipping info, etc. Thanks


    Mark---Thank you very much for your order.
    Patton Glade Austin, TX

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    Default Re: Gas Tank Pad

    Mike, shoot me a price with shipping to 72601
    This looks better than the outdoor carpet I was concidering for my 66 convertible.

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    Wayne--I pm'd you with info. Thank You. Patton Glade
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    Default Re: Gas Tank Pad

    Hi Patton I Am In Need Of One Of The Gas Tank Pads For My 69 Stage1. Please Send Me A Total And Payment Info. The shipping will be to 48101. thanks Brian
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    Patton,

    I need 2 of the gas tank pads for 70 GS. Also a pair of the drip rail corners and wiper switch if you still have. Shipping total to 60081.

    Thanks,
    Tom

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    Brian---I can't access your email or PM you via your avatar. Looks like $28 shipped to you for one pad.

    Please pm me or click on my name to send me an email and I will send you my contact info.

    Tom--One guy is already in line on the wiper switch as of yesterday. I will see if he wants it. I am pm'ng you with shipping costs, etc.

    Thanks very much guys. Patton
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    Got it and the pad is heavy duty stuff.

    Wayne S

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    Thanks very, very much Wayne....these pads will hold up much better than the originals due to their construction IMO.

    Also---the 71 up cars apparently didn't have these pads put in BUT, in the interest of another shameless plug, if you want something between the tank and the underside of the floor on a 71+ car I think these could be trimmed back to the point where you would not see the edges of the pad...sort of a "stealth pad" for the later cars.

    Finally, if you are going to add weight to one of these torque monsters we have this has got to be one of the best places to do it (low and back by the rear tires) ...put in a pad and remove a few pounds off the front end to make up for it. OK, enough sales pitch for one evening. Thank you.
    Patton Glade Austin, TX

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    Default Re: Gas Tank Pad

    On a later application (ie 71, 72 car that didn't have one installed at the factory) another thought crossed my mind when discussing it with someone for a 71 GS. There is a wire from the gas tank sending unit that runs to the back of the car.....

    >ON A 1970 or earlier car (cars that originally had a pad installed) you can look at the pic below and see what the install should look like....the factory installed the pad ON TOP OF THE WIRE

    >If you want a more "stealthy" look as mentioned in my post above you might consider cutting a slit or small hole in the pad where it sits on top of the sending unit and then running the wire ON TOP OF THE PAD. That way, unlike the earlier "factory look" applications, the pad won't sit on top of the wire and will settle down onto the top of the tank--thus remaining more "hidden". As already suggested for the "stealth installation" the pad would be cut back and hidden but running the wire on top might be a good finishing touch.
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    Patton, Payment is on its way. THANKS AGAIN, Brian
    BRIAN WILLIAMS
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    Hi Patton, The pad arrived today and is a quality piece! Thanks for the bonus too.
    BRIAN WILLIAMS
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    Brian - Thanks very much for your business and the nice compliments on the pad. Patton
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