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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by pennsylvaniaboy, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. pennsylvaniaboy

    pennsylvaniaboy 1/2 ton status

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    ok guys im gonna be puttin sliders and a cage in my rig here soon and i have dual side saddles. i am thinking about putting a blazer/burb tank in the bed kinda like a fuel cell. but does anyone see an issue with putting a sidesaddle sideways at the front of my bed?
     
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    big dan 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I did on one of my trucks. fit perfectly under the tool box I was using. Make sure it is bolted down good and you have some type of grommet in the hole you run the fuel lines through.
     
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    This is what you'll have if you add a Blazer tank to your longbed.

    http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=204679

    I did mine for different reasons but you get the idea of space used. If you want more bed space then the sideways mounted saddle will probably save you a good foot and a half.
     
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    yeh see my sidesaddle's fit perfect under the bed box. big dan any sideeffects of doin that like side hilling etc
     
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    If you need a tank bro, I have one sitting around. :)
     
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    Like John's?


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    lol thats cool but i got and 8' bed so i can throw a sidesaddle and on lose like and 16x16" by like 4' in the front of my bed and maggot ive been looking for you i gotta meet up before school is out and what kind of tank is that
     
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    Huhhh??:D
     
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    k take an 88' bed then take a sidesaddle tank turn it sideways and push it the whole way to the front thats what i mean
     
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    The tank I have is a blazer tank.
     
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    so you cant run sliders with the saddle tanks?:confused: even if you make custom mounts?
     
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    yeh just wont be a supported as i would prefer. its a big truck and i like to build beefy. besides im not using the bed space for hauling. so its no biggie. does anyone see a problem running tanks this way
     
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    ive done several post recently about tanks in the bed (aux tanks, and fuel cells in the bed), but decided im just going to add a saddle tank on the left side. guess i might not be running sliders depending on how bad the mount is
     
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    yeh they are cake to mount on the sides real easy if you have brackets. i got two brandnew tanks that came with my trruck when i bought it. but i will also be puttig in a cage that goes through the floor and to the frame which is another reason the tanks cant stay sidesaddle
     
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    the only ill effects I had was when it wasnt bolted down very good. came loose while I was driving down the road and pinched the gas line.

    but personally if I had it to do over again I would add a blazer tank. I think it looks a little cleaner then having that odd shaped saddle tank layin in the bed.
     
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    any one else see a problem?
     
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    Well, I haven't seen it mentioned yet, but I've been thinking of it lately. Why can't the saddle tanks be run side by side between the bedrails. I just don't know if there's room to do it, I haven't measured or anything. But if it could be done, you'd have the capacity for fuel, room to mount the sliders, and it would be easier to fab a skid plate for the fuel tanks. Say 10ga. sheet from framerail to framerail.

    Could someone measure the saddle tanks and between the frame to see if that's possible?
     

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