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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by SlyDog, Nov 26, 2001.

  1. SlyDog

    SlyDog 1/2 ton status

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    Hey all, I removed my gas tank last night for the shackle flip and am wondering if there is a way to fit a bigger one than my 20 gal. without changing anything ? Thanks !

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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.lmctruck.com>LMC</a> has a 25 Gallon or a 31 Gallon replacement fuel tank in their catalog. They are $149.99 each. The part numbers are 32-5943 for the 25 gallon one and 32-5946 for the 31 gallon tank. Give em a call @ 1-800-222-5664 and see if upgrading to a bigger tank would require and mods (my guess is that it would fit in w/o too much trouble [​IMG]) Youd also need tank straps which are $40 per set. Good Luck [​IMG]

    Chris

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    Just remembered..I think you would need a a new se3nding unit as well which is like $80 new or get it from a yard.

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    Well I need new straps anyways so thats not a prob [​IMG]Maybe I'll get a tank of another truck since 150$ is alittle mcuh for me and get some new straps .... ah noone told me this is so much fun ! ! [​IMG]

    <P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by SlyDog on 11/26/01 01:06 PM.</FONT></P>
     
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    Check out this baby. <a target="_blank" href=http://www.jcwhitney.com/productnoitem.jhtml?CATID=33732&amp;BQ=jcw2>Extra Capacity Fuel Tank</a>. I have not gotten around to trying one though, as I am spending all my money on the front end and the doubler for the next few months.

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    If you're going to get a new or salvaged 31 gal. tank anyway, you might want to get one from an '88 or later model. That way if you ever decide to go with fuel injection, you will already have the tank with the baffles to combat fuel starvation from sloshing.

    Just a thought for the possible future.[​IMG]

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    Got an asking price for that tank?
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    havent thought about it much i do know that the bone yards want from $75 and up for one[​IMG] but i would not sell it for that thats to much i was going to keep it as a spare but make me an offer i could realy use the money right now[​IMG] pm me or call me and we will talk

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    Does anyone know if the factory skid plate that came on some K5s with the 25gal tank also fits the 31gal tank?

    Real trucks don't have spark plugs!
     

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