If you follow the fuel line from the fuel tank to the engine you will find the fuel filter unless it is a permanent filter that is located in the fuel tank. I suspect you will find it has a permanent filter.
Is this a carbureted or fuel injected model? If carbureted, the filter is in the fuel filter housing attached to the carburetor. If fuel injected, the filter is inline with the fuel filter located along the framerail under the vehicle.
== == The fuel filter is always located between the fuel tank and the engine Get down under the car and start at the fuel tank follow the fuel line forward you will find the filter there are a few exceptions as in a Dodge Neon which has the filter located in the fuel tank.