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post #13 of (permalink) Old 04-06-2016
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1977 Pinto

Originally Posted by ew1usnr View Post
After the problem of Pintos catching fire, Ford started suspending the gas tank underneath the bottom of the car with straps.
I guess that I was wrong regarding my statement about Pinto gas tanks. They used the "safe" method of being suspended under the car by straps. Here is a picture of the gas tank on a 1977 Pinto wagon:

Rear Seat Delete.....What Is This??-1977-pinto-wagon.jpg

That did not help much when, as Freewayflyer referenced,: "Upon impact, the filler neck would tear away from the sheet-metal tank and spill fuel beneath the car. The tank was also easily punctured by bolts protruding from the differential and nearby brackets"

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