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38 gallon tank install in a 92-96 (97HD)

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Old 08-04-2014, 04:32 AM
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Great write up!

My '92 is a cab chassis with a utility bed. Does that mean this tank would not fit between the rails? Would a 35 Gal Bronco tank fit?

Also a note some of your pics are no longer showing.

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Correct, the F26D tank does NOT fit in a cab-n-chassis truck. I don't think a Bronco tank will either. I would be looking at a tank from a 99+ SuperDuty cab-n-chassis
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I'm was really considering doing this, it's a great idea and this write up makes it look pretty simple.

But then I looked under my truck today, and realized that my exhaust is only about 3 inches from the bottom of the tank .
I don't really want to cut up the exhaust and lower it, so I may be going with the regular 19 gallon after all.
If your exhaust is in the factory spot the tank will fit, the tank kinda tapers down as it goes past the frame. I think they do that for the exhaust and hitches
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Correct, the F26D tank does NOT fit in a cab-n-chassis truck. I don't think a Bronco tank will either. I would be looking at a tank from a 99+ SuperDuty cab-n-chassis
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Bronco tank is 32 gallon, which is also a hell of a lot better than a 19 gallon. The Bronco tank is smaller in width and length, but is deeper than the 38 gallon tank.
I guess I'm going to have to crawl under there measure the dimensions of my existing tank.
Was the 35 gal the only option offered in the Bronco?
Where did Ford source their tanks from for the longer cab chassis?
Are the frame widths the same on all the Superdutys ?
I wonder what other differences I'll find.
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I can't answer any of your other questions, but the 32 gallon tank was the only one offered for the Bronco.

According to info on Rock Auto, the Bronco tank is 31 7/8" wide x 22 1/4" long x 15 3/4" deep.

I'm sure Brad will know for sure, but I think pickup frames are 34" wide, and cab/chassis are 32" wide. If that's true, the Bronco tank should fit your cab/chassis. If you end up going the Bronco route, you'll need a sending unit from a Bronco as well.
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Cab-n-chassis frame width is 34"(outside)
Pickup and bronco frame width is 36"(outside)

Cab-n-chassis used the same front tank as pickups. Rear tanks was narrower to fit narrower frame but deeper(also no spare tire to worry about)


Superdutys(99+) have 2 different frame width just like OBSs(34" and 36")
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Does anyone have a part number for a diesel fuel pick up and fuel sender for the 38 gallon tank?
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Does anyone have a part number for a diesel fuel pick up and fuel sender for the 38 gallon tank?
You have to make your work if it did not come with the new tank(Lengthen the pickup tube and bend the float arm)
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You have to make your work if it did not come with the new tank(Lengthen the pickup tube and bend the float arm)
So basicly a trial and error to get it right? It is there some method of madness to this float arm bending?
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When i bought my 38 it came with extentions for sending unit an wires, but mine is a gasser. I dont know what deisel sender looks like.
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When i bought my 38 it came with extentions for sending unit an wires, but mine is a gasser. I dont know what deisel sender looks like.

Same thing but no fuel pump
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Same thing but no fuel pump
But what about the fuel sender? The gauge won't be accurate with the current location. Won't it read empty but still have a few gallons left?? The float won't drop far enough. Or am I overthinking this.......
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But what about the fuel sender? The gauge won't be accurate with the current location. Won't it read empty but still have a few gallons left?? The float won't drop far enough. Or am I overthinking this.......

Let me post it again since you missed in the first time

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Let me post it again since you missed in the first time
Ok got it. So I'm just over thinking it.
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I know this has been said but, thanks Bob!

I just did this swap with your parts list to my 97 F250 4x4. My only difference was mine had a skid plate for the lower mounting instead of straps. Extentions that came with tank worked fine. I had to trim the back of the skid plates around my Mag-Hytec differential cover.

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So if you pull a 92-96 Bronco tank with fuel pump module and all intact, will it bolt into a 96 pickup? Just plug and play?
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