Charlie Sullens at Hot Rods by Dean (HRBD) installed the tank and fuel system on Project S
Good progress continues to be made on Project Shop Truck, STREET RODDER's in-the-works 1947 Chevy pickup built entirely with easy-to-find aftermarket parts. Sticking to new stuff has eliminated a lot of the hours and effort that goes into repairing or replacing worn-out components, but even with fresh, out-of-the-box, high-quality parts, this isn't exactly like snapping together a kit. There's a lot of fabricating to be done, and figuring out the best way to make everything work has been a big part of this project. Luckily, everyone at Hot Rods by Dean (HRBD), where the '47 is being built, has a knack for that and has kept this buildup moving forward.
Our aluminum Aeromotive A1000 Stealth Fuel Cell (PN 18661) from Summit Racing comes with a
Last month, we showed you the front and rear glass going in, and the windshield wiper system being installed. This month, we're back at HRBD to follow the installation of the fuel system. With the exception of the mounting straps, these are all Aeromotive parts that we ordered from the Summit Racing website.
Since we'll be driving this truck all over creation with long distances between gas stops, we opted for a nice, big, 20-gallon cell. And since Editor Brennan is all excited about dropping one of those new emission-compliant GM Performance Parts E-ROD engines between the fenders, we made sure to run a high-pressure dual-line system with a return line to the tank. The guys down the hall at Chevy High Performance magazine reminded us that although GM has been using high-pressure returnless systems on its later LS engines, transplant projects and buildups like this one, need a dual-line system.
Two angle iron straps, running forward to back between the crossmembers, will fit along th
Notches were cut in the angle iron to clear the pump outlet and the two rollover valves. T
When the tank was positioned correctly, Jonathan Williams from HRBD welded the angle iron