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Old 08-25-2018, 11:33 PM
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Lets talk gas tanks...

So i am looking for a bit of info on gas tank swaps for a 1996 reg cab 8ft box truck.

ive done diesel builds up to this point and have an old 96 f150 that im putting together with a 4x4 swap for sentimental reasons.

front tank is shot, anyone tried fitting in a plastic tank from an f250/350 7.3 truck? Is there a difference between the f250 steel tank and f150 tank? I know about the two larger rear tank options just not sure about the front one. I would like a plastic tank if i could and a bit more capacity (this thing is a pig compared to the diesel on fuel)
 
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Old 08-26-2018, 11:22 AM
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Most of the F-Series tanks interchange................................The older Dodge plastic tanks (I just R&R'd one on a 87 W250) might work also --- physically the older Ram mid-mount plastic tanks look a lot like Ford's. Considerations:

---- lining up the fill
---- internal vs external fuel pumps
---- venting
---- strapping
---- accident "roll over" valves, placement
 
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Old 08-26-2018, 03:28 PM
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I haven't tried a plastic tank swap. I know there were 2 front tanks, one for the short bed and a longer one for the long bed. I think the long bed used another fuel pump pick up/sending unit. I think with the plastic tanks you may be looking at customizing like posted above.

I wish a plastic tank would work, I think I replaced 3 metal tanks already on mine. In the rust belt here, it is like changing brakes. or brake lines..... I finally figured out the NiCop lines.
 
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Old 08-30-2018, 11:51 PM
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Yes im in the same boat, my front tank is just rusted out from all the salt. Im going to see if i can find a plastic tank somewhere for it before i spring for a metal one
 
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Old 08-31-2018, 04:28 AM
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Jeff's Bronco Graveyard lists plastic tanks, I believe.
 
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Old 08-31-2018, 07:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Unicom View Post
Yes im in the same boat, my front tank is just rusted out from all the salt. Im going to see if i can find a plastic tank somewhere for it before i spring for a metal one
I will have to keep an eye on this thread. I got a rust free southern truck. The timer is running on the fuel tanks.
 

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