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Wagon Gas Tank?

Postby djss » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:12 pm

I just purchased my first Vega, it is a 1971 wagon. I need a gas tank. I've bought repo tanks for other old cars without any problem. I never dreamed I wouldn't be able to find one for a Vega but I'm not having any luck. Does anyone make a repo tank? I also need a sending unit.

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Re: Wagon Gas Tank?

Postby kgroombr » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:45 pm

The Vega is a low density vehicle (in other words: not super popular), so there isn't much as far as aftermarket parts for them. Even more bad news, the 71 Vega fuel tank was specific to that year. They don't interchange with any other car or year. They do interchange will all Vega models of that year (that is you can use a tank from a hatchback or notchback in your wagon as they are the same for that year) . If you can find a tank, it will probably be a bit rough. There are places that can repair even the most rusty of tanks and I know of a couple places that will rebuild the sending units. Not going to be cheap though.

I would recommend holding out as I am sure you can find one. Don't cut up the car to make some other tank work. If you must, I have seen folks convert gas cans to temporary tanks just to get around until they found a more permanent solution.

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Re: Wagon Gas Tank?

Postby Blu-68 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:37 pm

I have a tank and straps out of our 1972 hatchback,
but
it sounds like it will not work , from the post above ??
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Re: Wagon Gas Tank?

Postby kgroombr » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:02 pm

The 72/73 tank is close, but I have heard you have to do some modification to the car or the tank to make it fit. 71 had a different style venting system than the 72/73.

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Re: Wagon Gas Tank?

Postby monzaaddict » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:35 pm

this guy is cutting up his 71 wagon. Ask him if he has the tank.
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Re: Wagon Gas Tank?

Postby nutt » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:14 am

I sacrificed the tire well and installed a '69 Camaro tank. So happy I did. Bigger in this case, is better.
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Re: Wagon Gas Tank?

Postby djss » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:43 am

My tank is in great shape except for the hole I accidentally knocked in it. I am thinking about just welding it up.

i just figured repo tanks where available. I bought one for my 60 impala cheap and it only fits a 60.
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