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Recommendation for under bed gas tank

 
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Old 06-21-2013, 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by scf100 View Post
Did the 78 Bronco gas tank from Randyjacks thread
25.5 gallon tank and paid 123.00 from O'Reilly auto parts
Gas filler in drivers fender

looking good Stuart. I forgot do you have to move any crossmembers to get that Bronco tank installed? Also are those metal or glass rear fenders?
 
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Here is an overhead shot of the 1978 Bronco tank.....25.5 gallon unit

Yes rear crossmember moved back....front one you see is the bed rail that has been slightly notched for clearance

Frame rail slightly notched for hose......metal tube slightly flattened to stay under wood bed

 
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View after bumper installed....brackets were lowered some to hide tank from view....small metal strip made to go between bumper brackets to fill gap and hide tank[IMG]
 
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Originally Posted by 49willard View Post
Your roll pan would be directly behind the main cross bar for my class 4 trailer hitch. I think that I am seeing the cutouts in your roll pan. Have you run the exhaust to those openings. It does look a bit busy routing through the IRS!

Edit: Are you running outside the frame rails and around the coil springs in the rear perhaps?
Here are some pictures that should answer your questions Bill.







 
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Well done 48 Steel! If it was easy, anybody could do it.
 
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I used a tank from a 86 Bronco II with o.e. skid plate. I checked out Randyjacks truck @ Western nationals a couple years ago and got fired up to relocate my tank. My filler will be in the left fender also.
 
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Fuel tank swap

Anyone thought of using a mid 80s chevy sububurban 40 gallon tank . frame rails are same distance apart. When I put the 7.3 diesel in my 53 F100 ,that's what I'm gonna use . Fuel door on rt rear fender.
 
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I would have to check dimensions but I would think the 40 gallon tank would take up too much room, maybe even getting in the way of the rear axle.
I am using 22 gallon 1995 chevy van tanks in my builds, factory setup for fuel injection with an in tank pump and will have the gas filler in the drivers side fender. I did not want my filler in the bed floor.
More pics are in both of my build threads.

 
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I used the Mid-Fifty 22 Gal cross member mount with side fill in the driver side fender with a flip gas cap.



 
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John, for some reason I can't view about six of the photos in the article on installing the mustang tank does anyone have this in a Word document, that they'd be willing to share?
 
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gas tank swap

When I use alternative parts I try to use common parts so as not to spend my hard earned money. Anyone can buy new and spend a fortune for the same results. A suburban fuel tank comes in three sizes and with or without a fuel pump in tank. The sizes are 25 gallon 28 3/4 x 28 1/8 x 10 3/4,31 gallon 28 3/4 x 28 1/8 x 12 3/4 , 40 gallon 35 x 28 3/4 x 13 1/8 . the neck fills from the right side . Those new parts look very nice though, thanks for the reply.
 
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Originally Posted by Ibuildmyown View Post
When I use alternative parts I try to use common parts so as not to spend my hard earned money. Anyone can buy new and spend a fortune for the same results. A suburban fuel tank comes in three sizes and with or without a fuel pump in tank. The sizes are 25 gallon 28 3/4 x 28 1/8 x 10 3/4,31 gallon 28 3/4 x 28 1/8 x 12 3/4 , 40 gallon 35 x 28 3/4 x 13 1/8 . the neck fills from the right side . Those new parts look very nice though, thanks for the reply.
True but when a brand new gas tank is less than $100 it doesnt make sense to work with 20 year old potentially leaking and rusted tanks.
 
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Originally Posted by DougofMontana View Post
John, for some reason I can't view about six of the photos in the article on installing the mustang tank does anyone have this in a Word document, that they'd be willing to share?
Doug, it should work now... I made some changes to the fonts and stuff got all wonky... it's the internet, go figure... let me know if it doesn't look right to you..

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John, thanks so much for going to the effort of repairing the document! I was afraid I was going to miss something important. I ordered my tank kit from CJPonyParts.com yesterday. I went with the 20 gallon kit that includes sending unit, and some mounting hardware. Of course the tank is on backorder, but the rest is on the way Thanks again for a great article!
 
 
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