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Anybody have pics of gas tank in bed?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Butch, Aug 9, 2001.

  1. Butch

    Butch 1/2 ton status

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    I am considering bobbing the Blazer this winter, but if I do I will have to move the tank into the bed. Anybody done this? I know a guy with a Scout that uses a keg as his gas tank, but it is a little small. Any ideas?

    I thought I was wrong once,
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  2. outlaw612

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    Sounds dangerous putting gas in the cab. Leaks or fumes would be a major problem for both fires and breathing the vapors.
     
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    talk to laketex, he is putting an aluminum cell in his bob project. no top though so......... all depends on the extremity of your project.

    Like em big and topless
     
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    I think I have one...it was when I was working on my fuel sending unit, and I was wise enough to put the tank back where it belonged when I was done.
     
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    That was FUNNY Steve...I could almost see you saying it!
    I do have pics of that but it's the one in my 59 P/U.
    Chuck
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    I used a 20 gal aluminum rci fuel cell <a target="_blank" href=http://www.rciracing.com>www.rciracing.com</a> and It fits perfectly with 13" cut out of the bed. Only problem is that they sent me the wrong one without the fuel sender, and now I'm waiting on the one i wanted. I'd think you'd want to go with a racing cell, they're designed to fit into beds, trunks, ect. Mine ended up costing me $200 but you can get the polyurethane plastic ones as low as $70. HTH,

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    In regaurds to haveing the tank in the truck...the 67-72 chevy pickups had them right behind the bench or bucket seat,in the cab.Just make sure things are sealed well!

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    Yep, and Toyota Landcruiser FJ40s had them right under the passenger seat, but everyone moves these out back for the most part. I think the biggest of your troubles will be some fumes in the cab. Doesn't really bother me since I 'm open top and it's in the very back, but it may be a big deal to you.

    bryan

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    just make sure it is SECURE. couple of wood screws into the rusty floor pan and bungy cords isnt gonna cut it.
     

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