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'burban tank in a pickup?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by pismorat, Mar 19, 2004.

  1. pismorat

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    \'burban tank in a pickup?

    I have a buddy with a bunch of old suburban tanks in his back yard (mostly 73-90 body style). Would one of these fit where my stock spare tire mount is between the frame rails? And how would you go about setting up the fuel pickup, mounts, and lines for it? Any suggestions?? /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    Re: \'burban tank in a pickup?

    a burb tank will fit into a longbed but not a short bed. the short bed is just too short. the blazer tank is better for the short bed, because it fits /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

    you would need to take the cross members from the blazer/sub and put them into the truck. then just extend you fuel lines to the tank. you will need to use the proper sending unit for the tank. for the fill tube, you can make it like stock with a door on the pass side, or you can put the fill tube in the bed of the truck, or where ever you want.


    i have looked to put a burb tank into my long bed and the tank will clear the rear axle by like 3 or 4". on the burb i think its more like 8".
     
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    Re: \'burban tank in a pickup?

    I have a Suburban tank in my K30 dually. In addition to the 2 saddle tanks.
     
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    Re: \'burban tank in a pickup?

    ive been thinking about doing that, how did you plum it?
     
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    Re: \'burban tank in a pickup?

    WOW, a $400 fill up /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Re: \'burban tank in a pickup?

    NAAA, i just filled up the other day, i was pretty low, and it ran me $65.00. /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif
     
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    Re: \'burban tank in a pickup?

    How much is gas there, $1.00 a gallon? It's $1.599 & climbing here!
     
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    Re: \'burban tank in a pickup?

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    ive been thinking about doing that, how did you plum it?

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    One switch shifts the valve and sender between the rear tank or either of the saddle tanks. The second switch shifts between either of the saddle tanks.
     
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    Re: \'burban tank in a pickup?

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    WOW, a $400 fill up /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

    [/ QUOTE ] Well its a diesel, so that helps - it gets 16+ MPG pretty easily. If I take the saddles and the main down to a comfortable level - it takes about about 65 gallons to top off. That does leave 2-3 gallons in each tank for a margin of error. That gives me a pretty easy 1200 mile range on the highway. Lets just say your time behind the wheel is not limited by the vehicles fuel capacity.
     
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    Re: \'burban tank in a pickup?

    must be cool to have 1.60 gallon gas, its 180 here maybe a little more, i havent looked for a coupel days

    burban tank should fit any wheelbase, the frame length changed in between axles not after the rear axle
     
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    Re: \'burban tank in a pickup?

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    burban tank should fit any wheelbase, the frame length changed in between axles not after the rear axle

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    By my calculations the shortbed is 5.75" shorter than a longbed in the axle-to-end-of-frame dimension. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif

    http://brochures.slosh.com/1973/gmcpscc11.jpg
     
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    Re: \'burban tank in a pickup?

    There's a difference in the length behind the axle.

    Several years ago, I swapped a TBI 350 from an '89 Burb into my '78 K20. I considered taking the tank from the Burb to put in my truck too. If I remember right, there was a difference in the measurements between the frame rails, an the truck did not have the room for the tank. I didn't want to cut my frame, so I decided not to use it.
     
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    Re: \'burban tank in a pickup?

    somebody over at the 1947 to 1998 chevy & gmc message board has done this and has a write up with pics....

    DW
     

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