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Large capacity fuel tanks. Are they a myth?

Like many- a- OBS trucks I had a leak in the front fuel tank of my 97 f-250 right at the half full line. I had intentions of getting a new tank but was putting it off in favor of other mods. Well, I developed a leak in the rear tank this last summer. Im getting ready to fabricate and instal a flat bed so now would be a good time to replace the tanks. Rumor has it, that there is a larger capacity fuel tank out there for this truck. Ive looked on line and called a few places but so far Ive got nothing. So is this a myth or is there really a larger tank out there lurking around? Also, I assume both stock tanks are 19g. Is this true? thanks.

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I have the rear tank only under my F350 and its not hooked up( Came that way from PO ) I have a flat bed with a 60gl tank on the bed I would rather have a large Stock tank I have also looked online with no luck. If you find something I would like to know.

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You can use a bronco tank in the rear and I believe napa or autozone have a replacement rear tank as well, and a couple guys have fabbed an sd tank to fit under our trucks replacing the front saddle tank

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You can use a bronco tank in the rear and I believe napa or autozone have a replacement rear tank as well, and a couple guys have fabbed an sd tank to fit under our trucks replacing the front saddle tank
Any idea what years?

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I'm thanking of just doing a fab job and put the 60gl tank under the flat bed

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Look on bronco grave yards website they sell the plastic rear tank just have to lengthen the pickup tube and redo the float for it to work I believe. But going with the larger rear tank from a bronco you will not be able to carry a spare tire under the bed

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Found a write up for a F26E oversized tank from a 1989 to f250 swap in powerstroke nation. Sounds like it drops right in would have to use the bronco sending unit and float then bend the float rod to float a little deeper in the tank.

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thanks for the input you got me started in the right direction

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Your on the right track.... the 38 gallon tank is the one u want to get. U will need to lengthen the pick up tube and extend the float to keep the gauge working. U can still keep the spare but it will sit 6" or so lower then it did b4.

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F26e is the one I used. I also used the same pick up I had. Included in the tank was everything needed to lengthen the straw. I got it for 160 new. Here's "Rosewood" Jim's guide I used:

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