Ok, in November 12, 1955 Marty watches the leap to 1885 of Doc Brown (the lightning bolt), then immediately receives the letter from Doc, and travels back to 1885 to save him.
Marty arrives on September 2, 1885. The fuel tank is broken and Marty hides the car inside the cave and all that.
Then, since Marty is in a time when the Doc arrives first in the DeLorean, then this doesn't imply that there are two cars from September 2, 1885 to September 7 of the same year, the one where Doc leaps, and the one where Marty goes back to the 1885.
This could simplify a lot of things, for instance the gasoline leaked from the tank.