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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by quicker, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. quicker

    quicker 1/2 ton status

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    Can I fit a sub 40 gallon gas tank in place of my 1975 31 gallon tank?

    My exhaust is cut short so there are no major obstructions that I can see.

    Quick
     
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    yes and no. no it will not fit right in as the sucker is long. If you WERE to fit on in the edge of the tank would be link and inch or 2 from your rear bumper.
     
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    The 40 gallon Burb tank will not fit a blazer.
     
  4. quicker

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    So its back to strapping it to the rollbar?

    I guess I am going to have to go custom for more gallons.
     
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    The only way you will fit that tank is to extend your frame :D
    Not an option in a full bodied K5 but could work with a heavily modified trail rig.
     
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    Any other ideas? I want to get 50 gallons in this baby.....hmm I also have to consider the weight of gas as it travels through the air...

    Quick
     
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    I am pulling a gas tank out of a subaru outback, it fits in the middle of the car and has a hump to clear the driveshaft, you could add that as a second tank.
    :D
     
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    It’s funny because I work on fuel trailers and diesel saddle tanks and test them as well so welding one up would have seemed to be the good idea but I just wanted to slap a oem 40 in and call it done.

    Just another project to add to the list...
     
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    What are the dimensions for the 43 gallon tank? External dimensions the rest is easy.

    If I can get the 43 gallon tank dimensions I can make one out of aluminum with baffles and all. Without having to crawl under the truck with a tape.

    Yes I will protect it with a thick skid plate; which I would already be doing anyway so yes I would still be saving weight.

    Thanks for any help.
     
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    I will get you the dimensions on the sub 44 gallon tank.
     

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