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    Gas Tank Problems 1976 Calais

    I have a 1976 Cadillac Calais that that I'm trying to restore and now that most of the engine work is complete i'm moving to the fuel system and I discovered that the fuel tank in bad condition. I took the tank to the local radiator shop and they told me that its not worth being reconditioned. I also called a tankrenu dealer and they told me that it may cost any where from 375-500 dollars. I wasn't wanting to pay that much so its a last option.

    My main question is whats the difference between a fuel tank for a 1977 DeVille (non fuel injected) and 1976 Calais (non fuel injected) because I can find those all day long on the internet but nothing for a 1976.

    Thanks in advance.


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    Quote Originally Posted by carolinamic
    I have a 1976 Cadillac Calais that that I'm trying to restore and now that most of the engine work is complete i'm moving to the fuel system and I discovered that the fuel tank in bad condition. I took the tank to the local radiator shop and they told me that its not worth being reconditioned. I also called a tankrenu dealer and they told me that it may cost any where from 375-500 dollars. I wasn't wanting to pay that much so its a last option.

    My main question is whats the difference between a fuel tank for a 1977 DeVille (non fuel injected) and 1976 Calais (non fuel injected) because I can find those all day long on the internet but nothing for a 1976.

    Thanks in advance.
    The 77s were the first year of the downsized cadillac, so I doubt the tank would be the same as the 76.
    I think 70 or 71-76 were the same though for the deville/ fleetwood.

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    Re: Gas Tank Problems 1976 Calais

    Someone recently posted that they had a tank for an early 70 Cadillac for sale here. they pulled it to restore and then found a good one and were going to restore and sell the old one. You might go back a couple pages in parts for sale and see if it was there.

    Edit; sorry false alarm, after going through the parts thread I recognized this, I doubt it would be the same,http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...tank-sale.html

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    Re: Gas Tank Problems 1976 Calais

    My advice would be to search for 1971-76 with emphasis on 74-76. The 77 was different, the chassis was completely redesigned.

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    Cool and thanks everyone for their input. I make sure to keep you all informed on how it turns out.

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    Re: Gas Tank Problems 1976 Calais

    You may take a look at http://www.usapartssupply.com/cadillac.php cheking their online catalog.

    77 tank fits only for 1977-79. Only way seems repairing or reconditioning an existing 1976 as no reproduction seems to be available. Maybe someone could custom make it but I think it would be even more costly.

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    Re: Gas Tank Problems 1976 Calais

    You might ask a wrecking yard if a Buick Electra or Park Avenue or an Olds tank will interchange. They have Hollander interchange books or software that would confirm or not.

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    Re: Gas Tank Problems 1976 Calais

    thanks for all the replies and help guys. Sorry that I took so long to update this thread. What I ended up doing was just going with a gas tank for a 77 Calais. Although the body style was different it fit pretty well. Their were no cuts made, just some re adjustments of the straps. The neck sits a little lower but it still is in reach when I pump gas.Tank.jpg sorry this is not the best pic and the tank had been painted but it is proof that it will work.

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    Re: Gas Tank Problems 1976 Calais

    Wow....that has been a while! Thanks for the update, glad everything worked out for you.
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