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post #1 of 17 Old 07-20-2008, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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replacement fuel tanks?

of course the tanks on my 97 are leaking a little and its time to replace them. should i just buy factory replacement, or is there a nice aftermarket set of tanks i should be looking at?
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there is a place in corona ca. called areo tanks that makes over sized replacment tanks

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Transfer flow also makes oversized fuel tanks. But they aint cheap. I believe they run about $800.00.

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AeroTanks-we specialize in auxiliary fuel tanks.
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I just put two new spectre tanks from rock auto in my truck they are a stock replacement tank and the are great quality

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You can ditch your rear 20 gallon tank in favor of a 33 gallon Bronco tank, but your spare tire has to go.
You can also go with stock size Poly tanks from MTS Company. I had one of theirs many years ago. Price was good, it didn't fit real well but it worked. I've heard from others that their newer tanks fit better. Biggest issue I had with the poly tank was the oem Ford vent wasn't large enough and the tank would expand 2" to 3" in the heat.

I've been toying with welding 2 steel tanks together to get a larger front tank. Lots of room under there on my cc sb...

An OBS or 2, or 3...
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You can ditch your rear 20 gallon tank in favor of a 33 gallon Bronco tank, but your spare tire has to go.
You can also go with stock size Poly tanks from MTS Company. I had one of theirs many years ago. Price was good, it didn't fit real well but it worked. I've heard from others that their newer tanks fit better. Biggest issue I had with the poly tank was the oem Ford vent wasn't large enough and the tank would expand 2" to 3" in the heat.

I've been toying with welding 2 steel tanks together to get a larger front tank. Lots of room under there on my cc sb...
Stainless steel I hope!
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You can ditch your rear 20 gallon tank in favor of a 33 gallon Bronco tank, but your spare tire has to go.
You can also go with stock size Poly tanks from MTS Company. I had one of theirs many years ago. Price was good, it didn't fit real well but it worked. I've heard from others that their newer tanks fit better. Biggest issue I had with the poly tank was the oem Ford vent wasn't large enough and the tank would expand 2" to 3" in the heat.

I've been toying with welding 2 steel tanks together to get a larger front tank. Lots of room under there on my cc sb...
I have also been dreaming of doing this as well. I think I did the math, and it would add another 11 gallons of fuel for the front tank, with the tank going from the rear differential to the transfercase at the front.

Does it really need to be stainless?


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Stainless steel I hope!
Ummm, no...
No need for $$$ stainless steel, it's just a fuel tank...

An OBS or 2, or 3...
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Ummm, no...
No need for $$$ stainless steel, it's just a fuel tank...
First choice : stainless
second choice: aluminum
third chice: plastic with steel cage or guards
fourth choice: factory galvanised/electroplated steel
last choice: bare steel (for disposable vehicles only)
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FYI, your 'Bare steel' is cheapest and easiest to work with and when treated with the proper industrial primer and paint will last at least the life of the truck.
Been there, done that...

An OBS or 2, or 3...
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