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Unread 02-02-2010, 02:52 PM   #1
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new tank for '70 wagoneer

after replacing about four fuel filters and my fuel pump going out, i dropped my tank. the fluid in the tank looked more like river water than gas. i was going to replace it with a new tank from bj's but would like to put a tank in the rear. any clue where to find one?

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Unread 02-02-2010, 03:45 PM   #2
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Are you talking about putting one in the spare tire well or in the stock location?
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Unread 02-02-2010, 04:55 PM   #3
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where the spare tire would go. just in case i put chevy axles on later the tank wouldnt be in the way.
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Unread 02-02-2010, 07:59 PM   #4
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were you thinking aluminum or plastic?? Either way there are some great chioces with Summitt Racing, and even heard of others using ones from boat catalogs like Bass. Just a thought, good luck.
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Unread 02-03-2010, 07:42 PM   #5
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It's just a thought, but if you want an aluminum one you can have one made. It could end up cheaper than an aftermarket one that may not fit right.
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Unread 02-03-2010, 09:18 PM   #6
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You could have one custom made, but usually my experience it is more expensive. The other are done on small runs which usually saves some money. Plus if I am not mistaken they have to be pressure tested. But believe me when I say I have seen just about everything out there, even a beer keg or two.
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Unread 02-04-2010, 07:19 PM   #7
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Haha, yeah, or ironically an oil drum. It would be cheaper if you could the measuring, designing and maybe even some of the prep work yourself, but if you're looking to just get it done buying one would be better. Personally, I'd get up under there, take all the measurements, come up with my own design, buy and cut all the aluminum then take it to be welded. But that's tedious and if something gets messed up you'll be the one to blame.
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Unread 02-05-2010, 06:34 PM   #8
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You can use a full size bronco tank (33 gallons).. I'm currently hunting one of these down...
advance auto parts has new ones for $123.99 and they carry the straps...
79 Ford Bronco Fuel Tank 1979 Brand New 33 Gallons: F8B- Bronco Auto Parts Direct To You | AutoPartsDirectToYou.com
1982 Ford Bronco Fuel Tank - Fuel Delivery - - PartsGeek
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Unread 02-06-2010, 02:38 PM   #9
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ok, thanks. i ended up measuring and after about five junk yards i found the exact tank in great shape and paid $10 for it. now not sure if i should strap it or use uni-strut to mount it.
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Unread 02-07-2010, 11:33 PM   #10
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i was just wondering what kind of vehicle you got a tank out of mine has about 50 little holes in it and
have been hunting for a donor so any help will be nice
im trying to keep my build as low cost as possible
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Unread 02-16-2010, 09:51 AM   #11
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the tank that fit ended up being a 25 gallon tank off a 87 blazer/s-10. i strapped it with trailer house straps. working ok so far
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Unread 02-18-2010, 06:54 PM   #12
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I'm going to have to check this out and see if it will work on the J-truck. I've been searching for a way to redo my fuel tank. The PO replaced it with one that doesn't fit right.
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Unread 02-20-2010, 11:04 PM   #13
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I have a poly tank from my '73 J4000 someplace (aftermarket) that fit up to '76 Jtruck (maybe later if your tank fills in the top middle) Later J truck ones fill in through the front corner of the tank.
As for a tank to fit behind the back bumper, I test fit an '84 to '86 XJ tank (because they have no fuel pump in the tank) and it looked good. Nicely tucked away, but only @20 gallons.
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