Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Diesel > Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L)
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) Diesel Topics Only

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 07-08-2012, 08:53 PM
johnboggs21's Avatar
johnboggs21 johnboggs21 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,494
johnboggs21 is starting off with a positive reputation.
John Boggs
Saddle tanks?

I was thinking the other day, once I get the flatbed put on my F250, Im going to have a pretty decent space in between the cab and the rear wheels. Then I got to thinking taht would be a great place to mount some fuel tanks. They would give me something shiny on the truck which is always good lol, and then I wouldnt have to worry about where im going to put the filler neck for the current tank. BUT im not sure if its a legal move or not. Thought maybe you guys would know.
__________________
2000 F-150 4.2L V6 2wd..........Daily Driver for now.....
1993 F-250HD 7.3L IDI E4OD 370,000 miles. Straight pipe exhaust. IP turned up 1.5 flats with a Diesel Recon pyro. 0-60 in 11 seconds.
Well my rig's a little old,but that don't mean she's slow. There's a flame from her stack, And the smoke's rolling black as coal!
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 07-08-2012, 10:29 PM
ihateminimumwage's Avatar
ihateminimumwage ihateminimumwage is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Coeur d'Alene, ID
Posts: 2,126
ihateminimumwage has a very good reputation on FTE.ihateminimumwage has a very good reputation on FTE.ihateminimumwage has a very good reputation on FTE.
I don't see why it wouldn't be legal, as long as they are properly mounted. Chevy has had their tanks mounted outside the frame for as long as I can remember (don't know about the brand new stuff though, haha).
__________________
Taylor

86 F350 4x4 6.9idi
62 Thunderbird 390
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 07-09-2012, 12:38 AM
joshofalltrades joshofalltrades is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,513
joshofalltrades has a good reputation on FTE.joshofalltrades has a good reputation on FTE.
i would advise making sure your tanks were OEM for something, i don't care what, as this tells you they are roadworthy. from there, mount them as well or better than they were in their OEM application, and you're good to go.
your big rigs all have external side mounted tanks, so that point can't be a legal problem.
but one point i would consider is how well protected they are from a side impact. maybe have a heavy piece of steel sitting outboard of the tank to protect it from the unexpected
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 07-09-2012, 05:56 AM
johnboggs21's Avatar
johnboggs21 johnboggs21 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,494
johnboggs21 is starting off with a positive reputation.
John Boggs
Well I was thinking of getting some of the small ones made for semi trucks. Maybe a 50 gallon on each side. Or maybe a 50 gallon tank on one side and a toolbox on the other, im not sure yet.
__________________
2000 F-150 4.2L V6 2wd..........Daily Driver for now.....
1993 F-250HD 7.3L IDI E4OD 370,000 miles. Straight pipe exhaust. IP turned up 1.5 flats with a Diesel Recon pyro. 0-60 in 11 seconds.
Well my rig's a little old,but that don't mean she's slow. There's a flame from her stack, And the smoke's rolling black as coal!
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 07-09-2012, 12:34 PM
Phy's Avatar
Phy Phy is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: 8600 ft in Colo
Posts: 1,379
Phy is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.Phy is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Saddle tanks were outlawed on OEM light trucks by the DOT because of side impact issues. I don't know if retrofitting them is illegal or not...
Getting saddle tanks that can take a sender unit that works with your gauge can be an issue as well. If you don't really need the extra fuel capacity, I'd just put tool boxes there.
If you really want saddle tanks, take a look at the step tanks commonly mounted under the cab on medium duty trucks like F600+. That might make a nice step up to the bed.
__________________
'94 F-Super Duty dump, plow, 7.3 ATS 093, E4OD, soon(?) to be 4x4
'93 F250 4x4 460
'93 F350 4x4 dump, 7.3 ATS 093, E4OD- parts truck
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 07-09-2012, 04:11 PM
flainn's Avatar
flainn flainn is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 1,158
flainn has a very good reputation on FTE.flainn has a very good reputation on FTE.flainn has a very good reputation on FTE.
matthew.mccleary.nm harleynmt matthewmccleary immortalbroom32
Some states also limit the amount of fuel a person can haul without a CDL or special permit. I'd look into that before putting big tanks on my truck.
__________________
Four wheels: '04 F-350 XL, 3.73 SRW, early 6.0, 5R110W, 342k -- sold. '04 Chevy Tahoe, 5.3, 4L60E, 88k (wife's).
Two wheels: '90 Kawasaki KX 250, '83 Kawasaki KX 80 bored to 125, '96 Yamaha PW 80
Past: '84 F-350 6.9, '86 F-250 6.9, '88 Bronco II 2.9, '91 Explorer 4.0, '94 F-250 7.3, '94 F-250 351w, '97 F-250 351w, '99 Escort 2.0
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 07-09-2012, 06:05 PM
johnboggs21's Avatar
johnboggs21 johnboggs21 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,494
johnboggs21 is starting off with a positive reputation.
John Boggs
I dont really need that much fuel capacity. I just think its a good use of the space and would look kind of neat. I dunno, its just a thought I had the other day.
__________________
2000 F-150 4.2L V6 2wd..........Daily Driver for now.....
1993 F-250HD 7.3L IDI E4OD 370,000 miles. Straight pipe exhaust. IP turned up 1.5 flats with a Diesel Recon pyro. 0-60 in 11 seconds.
Well my rig's a little old,but that don't mean she's slow. There's a flame from her stack, And the smoke's rolling black as coal!
Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 06:05 PM
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Diesel > Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L)

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2 ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup