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Do they make a smaller fuel tank?

Is the tank that comes on a standard cab long bed the shortest tank they make? I am getting parts together for a project and I just realized my fuel tank is to long.
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how many gallons is yours now?

I know on my ccsb that the cclb has a 10 gallon bigger tank

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I am looking at converting my standard cab long bed to a standard cab short bed. The tank I have now is to long. It would hit the transfer case or rear axle.
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If your tank is too big to fit under a short bed then what makes you think Ford could make it fit?

Only differences between any of them trucks is drive line lengths and frame length, the amount of room your exhaust, transmission and T-case (if you have 4x4) will take up the same space under the truck. If the tank dont fit then there is a smaller one out there.

And a quck Google search would tell you that a short box has a 29 gallon Official capacity and a long box has a 38 gallon Official capacity.

29 gallon will actually hold around 33 gallons
38 gallon will hold around 42 gallons
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If your tank is too big to fit under a short bed then what makes you think Ford could make it fit?

Only differences between any of them trucks is drive line lengths and frame length, the amount of room your exhaust, transmission and T-case (if you have 4x4) will take up the same space under the truck. If the tank dont fit then there is a smaller one out there.

And a quck Google search would tell you that a short box has a 29 gallon Official capacity and a long box has a 38 gallon Official capacity.

29 gallon will actually hold around 33 gallons
38 gallon will hold around 42 gallons
Well your shot box theory is flawed because Ford never made a short box standard cab super duty from the factory. Well they do but you can only get one is south america and I think they are gas. From the research I have done it looks like a fuel cell is my only option. Not really the direction I was wanting to go.
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Well your shot box theory is flawed because Ford never made a short box standard cab super duty from the factory. Well they do but you can only get one is south america and I think they are gas. From the research I have done it looks like a fuel cell is my only option. Not really the direction I was wanting to go.

Ford makes two tanks for the Superduty pickups, all longbeds have the longer tank and all shortbeds have the shorter tank, it doesn't matter what cab the truck has because the extra length of the tank is behind the cab.

So if you are making a standard cab shortbed Superduty, you can use any tank off of any shortbed Superduty.

Ther are several others on this site that have done this conversion, here is one:Regular cab shortbed build pics start to finish

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Ok, so your only problem im guess in its too long?
How long is the one you have? And how much are you chopping off your frame?
My buddy has a short bed so i can measure his tank later on today.
Im assuming you will have to take at least 1.5 feet out of your frame, how much more room would you need with the long bed tank?
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Have you looked into the tank from an f150. I think one of the guys running a shortbed sb used an f150 tank and a sump.

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I think your best bet is going to be an Excursion tank...

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