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Old 11-08-2005, 09:17 PM   #101
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Re: Rear Fuel Tank swap

Does anyone have a link or pictures of the gas tank where the filler hole was in the stake holes in the bed?
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Old 11-10-2005, 10:17 AM   #102
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My filler is not run down through the post but I thought I'd show what I'm doing with mine. There's alot of fabrication involved. If you plan to do any heavy hauling in the bed I would not suggest going this route since I had to cut most of the support out of the corner of the bed.



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Old 11-19-2005, 09:29 AM   #103
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yank have you tried to mount the rear bumper with that set up? You may find you won't be able to get the tail light open enough to get a gas pump nozzle to the filler tube. Thats why most set ups like you've got use a rear roll pan instead of a bumper. Your thoughts???.........
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Old 11-20-2005, 06:31 PM   #104
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ebfabman, I had thought about that. AS you can see in this pic I will have no problem clearing the bumper. My tail light pivots in at the bottom so there is interferance with the bumper.
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Old 11-21-2005, 10:12 PM   #105
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Re: Rear Fuel Tank swap

Does $75 for just a blazer tank seem high. Thats not with strapes or anything.
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Old 11-21-2005, 11:14 PM   #106
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If it's in good shape that seems like a great price. Jump on it.
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Old 11-22-2005, 01:08 AM   #107
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i was really thinking about a fuel cell. but i didn't want a gas tank under the bed. so at the risk of being completely origional, i'm installing a diamond plate combo tool box/tank. it is pretty normal for people with 5th wheels to have an aux tank like this. but i really like having the combination and having a 50 gallon capacity. looks attractive, holds alot, strong as hell, easy to get to (no fabbing fuel doors) check out www.transferflow.com just for kicks.
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Thats the same thing I'm workin on doin.
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Old 11-22-2005, 02:09 PM   #108
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[QUOTE=yank]My filler is not run down through the post but I thought I'd show what I'm doing with mine. There's alot of fabrication involved. If you plan to do any heavy hauling in the bed I would not suggest going this route since I had to cut most of the support out of the corner of the bed.
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This is cool. This is actually what I have been planning to try but I hadn't seen it done until now. Do you have any more pics? Even larger versions of the first two would be useful. How much room do you have for getting to the cap and getting the fuel nozzle in there? How are you latching the lens up into place?
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Old 11-23-2005, 12:28 PM   #109
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i used 1 from a chevy van. dont know the year. just went to pick a part and measured until i found 1 that would fit. cost $25.
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Old 11-26-2005, 10:15 AM   #110
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I have the ECC FI version.. not cheap but its a very nice product.


Who is ECC have a link or address?

How much did the tank cost?

Do you have a part number or do they only sell one make model of tank?

How many gallons?

Thanks
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Old 11-26-2005, 11:50 AM   #111
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Who is ECC have a link or address?Thanks
Early Classic Enterprises


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Old 11-26-2005, 12:46 PM   #112
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Re: Rear Fuel Tank swap

Im a little confused. If I use one off a newer blazer thats fuel injected what to do I do about them pump since I have a carb? I know I use the mechanical but I mean what do I do about the one allready in the tank.
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Old 11-28-2005, 11:14 AM   #113
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Re: Rear Fuel Tank swap

I am glad someone got the flip down taillight to work. I spent at least a week trying ot get mine to clear as it returns into the light opening. What are you going to do with the wiring ?

I just decided to fill it thru the bed floor.
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Old 11-28-2005, 12:24 PM   #114
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Bowtieman. I am running a carb and I used a tank off of a 85 Blazer. It is made for a regular sender. A regular sender will not work in a FI tank. You can buy new tanks for around a hundered buck from Raybucks. They also have all the hardware like straps and senders.
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Old 12-06-2005, 03:06 AM   #115
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Re: Rear Fuel Tank swap

I have pored through every thread I can find on this subject and have not been able to answer this:

Are there existing holes in the frame that can be used for the hanger bolts when using the Blazer/Suburban tank, or will they have to be drilled?

FYI- Classic Performance has a "Conversion Kit" for $169. Cheapest I've found.

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Old 12-06-2005, 09:20 AM   #116
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Are there existing holes in the frame that can be used for the hanger bolts when using the Blazer/Suburban tank, or will they have to be drilled?
There are no existing holes they need to drilled. Not a very difficult job. Hacking the bed cross sill to clear the top of the blazer tank is the hard part.
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Old 12-06-2005, 09:41 AM   #117
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My 70 swb had holes in the frame that lined right up with the blazer tank kit.
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Oky well the LWB dont. As far as I know.....
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Old 12-06-2005, 10:34 PM   #119
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My 70 swb had holes in the frame that lined right up with the blazer tank kit.
Sweet! I'll look for them tomorrow.

Just scored this on eBay:
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Old 12-09-2005, 03:29 AM   #120
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I was given a tank from an 87 w/FI. Is there anyway to use it with a carb on a 70?
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Old 12-09-2005, 10:19 PM   #121
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how do you get in touch with fuel cell guy or does he have a website
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Old 12-09-2005, 10:40 PM   #122
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He's a member of this board - his info is:

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Old 12-24-2005, 01:53 PM   #123
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Re: Rear Fuel Tank swap

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i used 1 from a chevy van. dont know the year. just went to pick a part and measured until i found 1 that would fit. cost $25.

How many gallons does that hold? Got any more pictures of it.


Ok I am going to put some sort of a fuel tank in the back of my 70 longbed but still am unsure of a few things. So any 73-87 blazer tank will work with my mechanical fuel pump and all that? And about how low will one hang?
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Old 12-24-2005, 01:54 PM   #124
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I dont remeber where I got this picture. What kind of tank is this?
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Old 12-31-2005, 03:21 AM   #125
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i used 1 from a chevy van. dont know the year. just went to pick a part and measured until i found 1 that would fit. cost $25.

$25! good score I'd say that is the way to go!

I tried a cell in the bed and now I have it under the bed.
Now I'm looking for fuel sensor ideas for plastic cells?
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