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43 gal. Northwest metal gas tanks

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by badmix, Sep 30, 2006.

  1. badmix

    badmix 1/2 ton status

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    Okay, I didnt wanna hi-jack my own thread, so ill start a new one.


    Northwest metal fab. They have a bolt-in 43 gallon tank.

    Does anyone have one?

    How was the Install? hard , easy or otherwise.

    Im very serious about this mod. itll keep my gas cans outa the inside of the truck. lol.

    And of course is there any pics?

    This seems to be the only article I could find on them

    http://coloradok5.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-100702.html

    Sounds like it goes in stock location without any drama
     
  2. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Northwest Metal Products is not the same as Northwest Fab, btw.

    I believe the only person here who's used them is Desert Rat. He seems happy with it, and it's certainly well-built (I've seen it ... nice. Spendy, but nice!)

    -- A
     
  3. DEMON44

    DEMON44 Low-Tech Redneck

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    Holy Crap 43gallons 160liters. Thats friggin huge. SO it bolts inbetween the framerails in the rear?
     
  4. badmix

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    Beats me. I jus sent them a nice long Email asking about installation and all that on their tanks
     
  5. jdemaris

    jdemaris Registered Member

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    My experience is with the K5 Blazers in the 82-89 year range - since that's what I have (all diesels). If a 45 tank is made for a bolt-in swap - seems it would have to sit lower and lose ground-clearance since there's no room to make it wider or longer. I just got done putting a 40 gallon Suburban tank into my 83 K5 - which originally had a 31 gallon tank. Original K5 25 or 31 gallon tank is 28" long - front to back. The Suburban 40 gallon tank is 7" longer towards the back of the vehicle and the original crossmember-tank support for the K5 is in the way. I lengthened the frame - but I susupect most people don't want to make their Blazers 7" longer. In my case, it doesn't matter since I've got the Blazer Chalet motor-home attachment that makes my K5 17" longer anyway.
     

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