1969 Ranchero Gas Tank - Ford Muscle Forums : Ford Muscle Cars Tech Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-02-2015, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 7
1969 Ranchero Gas Tank

I just bought a 1969 ranchero gt. The gas tank needs cleaning and some holes patched. I wanted to see how much a new tank would be but I can't find any. Will a Torino or Fairlane tank fit? Does anyone have a site that sells new ranchero gas tanks?
VasiliBrown is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-28-2015, 07:00 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Palominas, Ariz Terr.
Posts: 103
Re: 1969 Ranchero Gas Tank

You are pretty much stuck with fixing the old tank or finding a good used one from a Ranchero or Ranchwagon. I had good luck with the POR-15 tank cleaning and resealing kit on mine.
Rockdodger is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-29-2015, 07:47 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: SAn Antonio, Texas
Posts: 581
Re: 1969 Ranchero Gas Tank

I think I replied to Vasili on another message board on this subject.

A new 65 Ranchero tank should work but you will need to
get the sending unit as well.

According to Falcon Enterprises the 65 tank will work on Rancheros up to 69---no mention of the sending unit, so I just added that just to be sure.

I just put one in my 65 and it is a nicely done tank, but the replacement sending unit did not quite fit properly.

The pickup tube and float set in a square recess in the middle of the tank, and on mine the pickup tube/filter was hitting the edge of that recess and not allowing the unit to seat properly at the tank opening.
(probably why my repro sending unit leaked at the top of the tank in my original tank).

For those that see this post----the end of the pickup tube may need to be bent up just a hair to clear the edge of the recess.

Remove the plug on the top left front of the tank----poke a flashlight thru the fill opening----and look thru the tiny hole in the top of the tank to see how the sending unit fits before making a change or installing parts.

Had to bend mine up maybe 1/8" to get the filter/pickup to rest properly and allow the unit to seal up.

59 ElCamino-454/5-spd
66 ElCamino-307/5spd
65 Ranchero-289High Performance/4-spd-bought new by my uncle(now with a 302)
Bryan59EC is offline  
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-23-2015, 09:09 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 644
Re: 1969 Ranchero Gas Tank

Have you tried Auto city classics for a new tank?
I got my sending unti from them & I know they were in the process of adding new fuel tanks for fords, worth a look.
royster is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-23-2017, 11:48 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: San Marcos CA
Posts: 15
Re: 1969 Ranchero Gas Tank

I had Autocrafters repair and coat my 64 Ranchero gas tank. Not cheap though. It was around $800 with shipping back east. Lifetime warranty. We will see. Should have gone a different route looking back.
BADJEFF is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-23-2017, 03:44 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Portland OR
Posts: 190
Re: 1969 Ranchero Gas Tank

Here's one on ebay:

NEW! Gas Tank Fuel Tank 1964-1969 Ford Falcon Ranchero Station Wagon | eBay

1965 Ranchero Deluxe 66B
Factory 289 4-speed
BrewBoy is offline  
Sponsored Links

1969 , gas , ranchero , replacement , tank

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Muscle Forums : Ford Muscle Cars Tech Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
19969 Ford Ranchero Gas Tank VasiliBrown Ranchero 0 10-02-2015 09:17 AM
Need gas tank for my Ranchero Oprahrider Falcon Pages 3 06-09-2011 08:31 AM
WTB:Gas Tank straps for '67 Ranchero MRC31 Wanted 0 06-25-2008 04:29 PM
Gas tank for a 1963 Ranchero rayell Falcon Pages 1 12-05-2006 04:57 PM
Ranchero gas tank rayell The Garage 2 01-04-2006 07:04 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome