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post #1 of 7 Old 03-28-2008, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
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Fuel Tank Upgrades

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Has anyone ever done any mods to increase the fuel capacity of an OBS truck, besides the rear tank/bronco tank switch?

I dont really want to give up much space in the truck box itself, because I do usually have a fair amount of stuff in it, and I would rather keep the spare tire mounted underneath the truck, so that pretty much makes the tank swap for the front tank my only option.

I have seen the transfer flow midship tanks (Ford pickup replacement tanks), but I am not really enthusiastic about spending $700 on a tank.

I have been contemplating getting a main frame mount tank from a newer truck and switching the front tank on my 96 to end up with a larger tank. I realize there might be some fun electrical work to get the pumps to work and guages, and a bit of steel fabrication to get the mounts to work.

If I can get a tank from a 97-03 ford , the pump pressure should be the same, its just a matter of getting the wiring straight.

Is there any obvious reasons other than amount of work required why this swap wouldn't work?

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Some people use Bronco tanks to replace the rear tank. It holds about 33 gallons, I think. Our rears only hold 20.

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I know you said you're not enthusiastic about the Transfer Flow tanks, but I have a Titan Tank thats 60 gallons and I love it. 600 miles to a tank is great, $240 to fill though is kinda tough though, lol

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I am starting to think I might go with an in box tank, and build a deck for the back for hauling the quads or the sleds.

Has anyone on here ever been stopped by the DOT or whoever enforces proper auxiliary in box fuel tanks? Has anyone ever received a ticket for a gravity flow feed from the auxilary to the main tank?

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Get an Excursion tank they hold 44 gals.
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Get an Excursion tank they hold 44 gals.
But would it fit in an OBS????

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I have been looking at the Transfer Flow and Aero tank midship replacement tanks. Both companies only make a front replacement larger tank for the long box, and I require one for a shortbox. Does anyone have one of these tanks on a long box?
I would like to know the difference, I think there is a frame crossmember in the way on the CC SB.

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