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Old 02-24-2012, 07:33 AM
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Bronco fuel tank swap

Looking to add some extra capacity to the rear with the bronco tank swap, but also want it to be a plastic tank in case I do the WVO conversion later on. Does anyone know if the stock tanks from the 90-96 broncos were plastic or steel? I'd like to know before I start crawling around underneath rigs at the junk yard.
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:45 AM
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STEEL. All Broncos from 1980- 1996 used the exact same gas tank.
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:59 AM
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Looking to add some extra capacity to the rear with the bronco tank swap, but also want it to be a plastic tank in case I do the WVO conversion later on. Does anyone know if the stock tanks from the 90-96 broncos were plastic or steel? I'd like to know before I start crawling around underneath rigs at the junk yard.
Maybe this is useful for you if you go to a steel tank tho.

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definitely steel, maybe aftermarket you can get plastic?
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Titan Fuel Tanks just came out with a plastic 40 gallon replacement E250 and cab/chassis fuel tank.
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Stock would be steel.
I've seen quite a few plastic bronco replacement tanks on my local CL lately though for dirt cheap.
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broncograveyard sells plastic tanks
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:00 AM
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alright next question, will the stock fuel sender for a bronco tank work with my gauges?
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Ya it will work but it wont show the true fuel level bc there isnt enough travel in the float arm. Its all how u ajust the float. The way i set my tank up is i put the pick up tube about 3/4" from the bottom. And my float bottoms out at 3-4" from the bottom. So when i fill up i go about 2weeks, the first week the guage reads normal like to my front factory tank and then i run 1 week with the guage on E (little scary at first) and refill with 28gal of fuel. A rough est. Is im left with about 4 gall of fuel so i dont run out.


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If u run steel the diesel will wash off the galvannized finnish keep extra filters in the truck. It took about four tanks to clear up the diesel.


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