VW Gas Tank - 1968-74 Beetle - Karmann Ghia - 1973-74 Thing

VW Gas Tank - 1968-74 Beetle - Karmann Ghia - 1973-74 Thing

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Stock Fuel Tank for 1968-1974 Beetle, Karmann Ghia, and Thing

  • Brand New Fuel Tank
  • Fits just like the Original, German-made Gas Tank
  • Fits 1968-1974 Standard Beetle and Karmann Ghia
  • Also Fits 1973-1974 VW Thing
  • Can be Used on 1975 and Later Standard Beetle but Does NOT have a Return Line for Fuel Injection - See Notes Below
  • Accepts Stock Fuel Sending Unit, Fuel Tap, and In-Tank Filter
  • Has the Stock Filler Port and Filler Vent at Right Rear
  • Vent at the Front Left
  • Needs to Be Cleaned Before Filled

Is your gas tank rusted or full of debris? If you are trying to get your VW running or recently did some engine work, that last thing you want is dirt and debris from an old rusty gas-tank gunking up your lines and ruining performance.

This brand-new, high quality gas tank fits 1968 to 1974 Standard Beetles and Karmann Ghias as well as 1973 to 1974 Things. This gas tank will give your fuel system a "clean start" without rust or years of gunk and build up.

The tank accepts the stock sending unit as well as the fuel tap and in tank filter at the bottom. The fuel tank has the stock filler port and filler vent at rear right and a vent at the front left. The fuel filler hose, fuel tap, in tank filter, along with a replacement sending unit and seal and the gas tank to body seal can be added to the tank by selecting the Installation Kit above.

The tank can be used on 1975 and later Beetles but does not have a return line as it wasn't intended to be used with a fuel injection system. More over, the separately sold fuel tap isn't the correct size outlet. Just the same, the tank will bolt in place in the car, you'll just have to modify the fuel lines. If you have converted your Beetle to carburetion, this isn't typically a major issue.

Our high-quality reproduction fuel tanks look and fit just like the original German-made tanks and will last decades if properly maintained. These tanks are not cheap repops. They are the best available on the market and of excellent quality. Don’t waste your time and effort picking up a poor-fitting, thin-walled tank from our competitor that you’ll have to replace before you know it. Do the job right the first time and don’t worry about it for another 50 years!

Fuel Tanks should be thoroughly cleaned before installation. Some tanks are lined with cosmoline which can be cleaned out with MEK (Methyl-Ethyl-Ketone), Acetone or a similar solvent. Even if the tank is not lined, it is still important to clean out the tank. Manufacturing debris can clog your fuel lines, carburetor or fuel system!

The Gas Tank Installation Kit Includes:

311201219A - Filler Hose
111209021G - Fuel Tap
111209147A - In Tank Filter
111-135 - Sending Unit Seal
111-621B - Gas Tank to Body Seal
113919049D - Fuel Tank Sending Unit for 1968-1977 Standard Beetles
1974 Karmann Ghias
and although it does not have a top stud for the protective sending unit cap
1973-1974 Things

271919051B - Fuel Tank Sending Unit for 1968-1973 Karmann Ghias

All of the items above are included when you select the option above.
from the drop down selection above.

The fuel tank filler port vent uses the 17mm Vent Hose (linked here).

The fuel tank vent port uses the 3.5mm Vent Hose (linked here).

The fuel tank tap at the bottom of tank uses the 5mm Fuel Hose (linked here).

Shipping Dimensions: 20.08 X 28.74 X 8.27 inches

California Prop 65 Warning: Cancer and Reproductive Harm
Please Note:The information listed below is for stock, unmodified VW's manufactured for sale in the US. VW's are commonly modified and very often parts from another year VW may have been installed on your car. California Pacific JBugs is not responsible for any errors if your car has been modified in any way.
VW Beetle
1968 - 1974
1968 - 1974
1968 - 1970
VW Karmann Ghia
1968 - 1974
1968 - 1974
VW Thing
1973 - 1974


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