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Anyone fitted a Blazer rear tank into a shortbed pickup ?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ambritmann, Jun 22, 2002.

  1. ambritmann

    ambritmann Registered Member

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    Am looking to fit a single Blazer fuel tank into a shortbed pickup during the conversion I am doing from gas to diesel (both gas tanks are heavily corroded - need replacing), has anyone done this ?
     
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    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    Yes, a friend did it.
    Fabricate some straps and off you go.
    -- Mike
     
  3. 85m1009

    85m1009 1/2 ton status

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    Just finished up doing the same thing to a stepside. We cut the blazer crossmembers out and welded them into the frame. The tank and skid plate bolted right in. We even swap the step side fenders from side to side and reused the filler neck on the passenger side to fill the tank.
     
  4. BadDog

    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    That's on the to-do list of my cut down K30...
     
  5. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    A friend of mine put a Blazer tank into a '72 K10 by using the existing rear crossmember and also another one that was mounted further forward.

    He had to move the stock rear X-member back slightly further to the rear to make the tank fit. He found another X-member exactly like the stock rear one and mounted that on the forward part of the tank while using the straps like the Blazers normally use.

    The setup looked very clean and worked great. He is still driving the truck today and has no complaints.
     

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