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Thread: Auxiliary fuel tank?

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    Is there an easy to bolt in auxiliary fuel tank for our trucks? I'm trying to increase my truck's range... Since I'll be carrying my spare tire on the bed, I suppose I could use the area where the spare tire used to go.
    Thanks,
    Mikel

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    eh, not really. I think Spicer was screwing around with a Bronco tank but I dont' know if he got that to work right or not. I've got a sweet auxiliary tank on my Cherokee, and when I gut everything I'm going to see if it will fit the ambulance.. looks to be a rectangular deal, bolts in where the spare goes... No idea what the 715's look like underneath but something similar might work just fine.... just fine.... hehe.
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    After looking in the book a while back, I found that it would be possible to put a 25 gallon tank fron a 75 Ranchero in the spare tire well up under the rear and still have room to put a skid plate across the frame rails to protect it...never figured out the filler neck...I was simply looking in a catalog of tanks you can get new and trying to find the largest capacity tank that would fit that space and leave room for at least a 1/4 inch skid plate.
    I'm sure there are other options out there....
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    Mud'og put a tank there in his. It hung down below the frame rails some I think. http://homepage.mac.com/m715/jeep/index.html

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    i could get a stainless one made to your specs......

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    Thank you all.

    Lee, please tell me more

    I was thinking of going to my local sheetmetal place to see if they would bend me two "u" sections of 12ga sheet metal that I could MIG together...

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    well a stock replacement ss one is 350,baffled , 3 inch inlet, pickup and return tube. i had no takers though......
    get me your measurements and openings and such and ill ask them. my tank is very heavy and i think around 14 to 16ga.

    i am going to have them build me a storage box to fit under there. for my tire chains, snatch blocks,rope and misc stuff that isnt used too often, but when needed its nice to have. i guess ill sell my spare tire bracket, and fab a new one, instead of ruining an original one.

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    Default I need some thoughts

    Rear tank for 86 era ford truck looks real close and does not hang down like blazer/suburban tank.

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    Hello Lee,
    I'll try to get some dimensions, but it will be a while before I can get to the fuel tanks due to the purchase of a 66 Toronado...
    Thanks,
    Mikel

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    Mikel, where did you get that avater? its sweet!!! i put a tank from a '91 blazer s-10 back there where the spare tire goes. it works good for me cuz its go the electric fuel pump.

    -BrianM

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