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post #1 of 7 Old 01-10-2008, 08:33 AM Thread Starter
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Installing Fuel Tank and Fuel Lines? How Hard?

I am going to look at a 76 Cj which does not have a fuel tank installed. Right now the owner has a gas can feeding it. I have never installed fuel lines or a fuel tank how hard of a job is this? Thanks for your help.

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post #2 of 7 Old 01-10-2008, 08:54 AM
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The tank should just bolt in and you can order pre-bent fuel lines. Kindo of a pita but not a major undertaking.

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do you know about what they run $$?
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I am doing the same thing on a 1976 Jeep CJ5. You will need.. a replacement fuel tank (either junk yard or Quadratec sells replacement plastic tanks).

Keep in mind that if you don't have the factory fuel tank skid plate you will have to pick one up as thats how its mounted to the frame.

The easiest way to do it is pick up the kit (with sending unit and everything else you need):

Then you will need the skid plate:

Prebent Fuel Lines:

Total in my shopping cart at Quadratec was $607.95 + $44.99 shipping.

Of course you can save a bunch of money by finding a good tank and skid plate at a Junk yard.. craigslist... etc. You can also save some cash bending the fuel lines yourself.

Good luck!
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Did the PO chitcan the original filler tube/vent tube? The 76 has a big azz hose for the filler and a smaller hose that fits into a 'fitting' that is pressed into that big azz hose. But you're in luck. For some reason, the aftermarket makes a filler hose for the 76 Jeep (but not the 77-something I recently was told). And the small fitting? Junk yard.

Better to convert over to the 78-86 CJ style filler assemby:

Of course...You're gonna have to 'Hack Fab' it in with the later model tank.

As far as fuel lines go, you can order pre bent lines from a variety of sources...However, once you start 'upgrading' don't expect things to 'bolt in'.

Good luck.

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if needed I have my 15 gal tank and hoses that I just pulled out for 50.00 + shipping out of a 78

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Thanks so much guys that is a ton of help. I really appreciate it.
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