03-14-06, 09:05 AM
My 1976 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham 500cid EFI has finally arrived from the States to me in Europe (Hungary), but the fuel tank is totally rusted, we need a new tank. However I am unable to locate one on the Internet. All I can find are gas tanks from 1977 upwards. Does anyone have an idea where could I get one? I would prefer companies which send stuff to Europe. I could pay via PayPal or MasterCard. I am looking for a new tank, not used one. This is the version where there is a fuel booster pump in the tank itself and an electric fuel pump under the left rear door because this is the EFI version. Unfortunately I have no parts number.
03-14-06, 09:23 PM
I'd try www.caddydaddy.com or maybe USA Parts Supply. The EFI 500's were pretty rare, so it might be VERY hard to find a tank!
I used to have a '76 Fleetwood EFI, it's in Germany now! :)
03-14-06, 09:49 PM
isn't it possible to have a good metalworker to make you a tank?
I would think not only is it expensive to find a new tank or most likely an aftermarket new tank but the shipping will be very expensive for a hollow shell overseas.
I don't think there could be safety issues as long as the work is properly welded it should hold up fine.
I found 2 tanks for you at car-part.com one is in Arizona thier info the tank costs $100 Auto Part Locators (http://www.autopartlocators.net/) USA-AZ(Tucson) Request_Quote (http://car-part.com/cgi-bin/quoteForm.cgi?type=g&sEmail=parts@AutoPartLocators.net&email=&part=Fuel%20Tank&dbPart=197.1&dbSubPart=&model=Cadillac&dbModel=188.8.131.52&year=1976&stockNum=000306023&price=100&desc=NICE&name=Auto%20Part%20Locators&url=http://www.AutoPartLocators.net&int=FC%40&broker=0&recycler=0&selleruserid=3199&miles=-1&condition=-1&userid=1000&uIMS=&seqNum=129217763&userClaim=&userLang=&userZip=60446) 1-800-221-2749 http://www.autopartlocators.net/
Burlington Auto Parts (http://www.burlingtonautoparts.com/) USA-MA(Shirley) E-mail (sales@BurlingtonAutoParts.com?subject=Car-Part.com,1976,1976,Cadillac DeVille,Fuel Tank,$50, AB0036,Postal 60446) 1-800-228-5544 cost is $50 in massachusetts http://www.burlingtonautoparts.com/
just call them up and ask them abotu the condition of the tanks hopefully they're good but most likely you'll need to sand them down and put protective paint on them to prevent future rusting
03-16-06, 10:19 AM
Thank You All for the info, I will check them out. For the moment it will be repaired with special tank repair materials, but sooner orr later I have to buy either a new tank or get one manufactured. Thanks again! :worship:
I would check, but there is a good chance you can use the tank from a 1975-1976 Olds 98, 88, Buick Electra/LeSebre, Pontiac Bonneville, and Chevy Caprice/Impala. They all should have similar tanks. But none were EFI other than Cadillac, but I would expect the tanks to be the same.
03-23-06, 06:25 AM
I tried both of them, the 50 dollar tank is used, for the other I got this reply
"this is a used, but good gas tank...might have some minimal rust...surface
type...but I don't think it's possible to ship internationally.."
I would not buy an other used tank, since I already have one, it has no holes, just rust inside, which will be cured with the tank restoration fluids and will be OK until I manage to get a new tank, but it is interesting that "They don't think it's possible to ship internatinally"...
anyway I try caddydaddy's and NODIH's idea
Thanks anyway! http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/images/icons/icon7.gif