Originally Posted by Donna D.
If you're wondering, lay on your back and LOOK to see where the gas tank is on your tug... you may or may not be surprised.
I'm a former Pinto owner (GREAT CAR). It wasn't where the gas tank was mounted, it was HOW it was mounted. Bolts on the tank straps were aimed at the tank. Hit from the rear end and those bolts punch holes in the tanks. EXACTLY, like the TWO 1967 Ford Mustangs that I still own....
True...The Pinto(4CYL) is a Great Car, as is the 1967 Mustang(V8) but...
The Pinto tank is strap mounted below the floor of the trunk in a conventional manner.The Pinto has a regular trunk floor and the tank is removed from from underneath like most cars.
On your 1967 Mustangs, the floor of the trunk IS the top of the tank with a flange to bolt it into the opening... no straps. A stock 1967 Mustang tank is removed from inside the trunk leaving a huge opening in the trunk floor.