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A comment was made about mine also.  I had my brackets off and powder coated.  No spacers, all four where the same, though the one tank appears crooked.  I never noticed it before.  I need to dig up the pictures I have, they aren't on this computer.

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they are crooked from the factory because of the start of the splay of the frame. only trucks I have seen with spacers on the back were some B81's and mostly all fire trucks so that the runnin boards sit straight because they don't have the tank. I think Skip Mckeen's yellow B85',B61 clone has the spacers cause it was a firetruck originally

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Glad to hear there is a real reason.  I looked at mine today while we were test fitting the hood before paint and the front edge of both tanks stick "out" a bit from the rear.  I never really noticed it all these years until I put the shiny tanks on.  Guess all the glare makes it stand out more??  LOL!

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1959 B61 Liv'n Large......................

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Yup. Passenger tank is shorter also to clear the exhaust stack on a B model too. I think 10 gallons capacity less on the rt. than the left side. Never much bothered me but I really didn't ride on that side.

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When i was getting my parts up to my local money pit jay said i should put an aluminum tank on my truck he would give me a good deal on one i would like to but i just don't have it figured out how to get one with steps that don't stick out to far i have tig and mig aluminum welding machines but i is quit a job putting steps in a used tank. Any thoughts on what to do? I can't afford the stock original b model tank. 

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16 minutes ago, davehummell said:

When i was getting my parts up to my local money pit jay said i should put an aluminum tank on my truck he would give me a good deal on one i would like to but i just don't have it figured out how to get one with steps that don't stick out to far i have tig and mig aluminum welding machines but i is quit a job putting steps in a used tank. Any thoughts on what to do? I can't afford the stock original b model tank. 

I have seen recessed steps offered online someplace. They don't look like or mimic anything factory produced I know of, but they do fit a radius you specify. There is a weld flange around the perimeter of the step for an overlap so not a butt weld affair. I'll have to look but the name escapes me now.

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