I found a new gas tank for the Merc………….. well not really this tank is really for a 56 Ford but the new 54 tanks were outrages on prices. It seems all workout in the end anyhow. The back of the car where the gas tank snout come’s out has some rust and we need to do some work to smooth things out. So we just decided to take this beautiful new tank and cut the snout off . Then we welded it shut and relocate the filler neck . Now I can bring the neck up inside the trunk. This way I can lay fresh new metal across the back and eliminate the gas tank hole and license plate cover. We will now build a bracket off the bottom of the bumper and install a chrome license plate cover with a light and install it there.