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Gas gauge isnt working

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so tomorrow i will have a 1983 royal se, the only problem with it is that the gas gauge isnt working. Now, im new to working on trucks and have never done gas tanks(but i have worked on cars i own a firebird and a camaro), what should i check first?

also since i know plenty of other fourms, heres a pic
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That looks like a good ole truck you're getting. My experience with that era gauge is that it works til it doesn't, then it's usually the gauge sending unit in the tank. Haven't looked around for one in a while, but some web crawling might turn up a supplier or restorer. Til then you just have to keep up with the odometer readings. Estimate your mpg and do the math.
 
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