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Need a new gas tank

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stallion85, Apr 14, 2005.

  1. stallion85

    stallion85 1/2 ton status

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    Well my gas tank started leaking again from the patch job I have done on it. It has been sitting for a few months and I guess it didn't want to hold any more. I will be home in a few weeks and need to change it ASAP. I want a stock replacement or a good substitute. I will want to also get new straps at the same time. Could someone post some links or good sites I can look at?

    I tried Jegs and Summit and didn't seem to find anything.

    Thanks,

    Jeff
     
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    tipoil 1/2 ton status

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    gass tank

    try LMC TRUCK they have everything u will need and more ... make a list.. :xmas: :xmas:
     
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    spearchucker 1/2 ton status

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    I don't know how much it would be to get one from Rick's Hot Rod Shop, but it's made out of stainless so it'll last you a lifetime.
     
  4. stallion85

    stallion85 1/2 ton status

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    I have LMC catalogs at home, I guess I will have to wait till I get back home to look at them.

    Isn't there some sort of plastic replacement tanks you can buy???

    I know plastic and gas don't mix, but IIRC there was some sort of alternative to metal tanks?

    Anybody know what I am talking about?
     
  5. stallion85

    stallion85 1/2 ton status

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    Nice tanks, but they look a little pricey for my rig. Especially since it is pretty much off-road only.
     
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  7. stallion85

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    1982 - 1986 Chevrolet Blazer - Full Size with 106.5" Wheelbase, 31-gallon Rear-mount Tank Steel Gas Tank Each ZX862170W $179.95
    1982 - 1986 Chevrolet Blazer - Full Size with 106.5" Wheelbase, 25-gallon Rear-mount Tank Steel Gas Tank Each ZX862180N $169.95


    Question? If my original tank was a 25 gallon, what would be involved in putting a 31 gallon in instead? I am carberated and have a mech fuel pump. I am assuming the sending unit?


    Fierospeeder-thanks for the JC whitney link. Found the tank pretty quick!
     
  8. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Can't recall where I got mine, bought it about 2 years ago, steel, baffled, $140. Heck, this is cheaper than what I paid back then!

    K5 31 gal tank

    That should be a baffled (for TBI) tank, which is nothing but better than non-b affled.

    Oh, for the 25-31 gallon swap, you'd need new tank straps and a 31 gallon sending unit. Both should be exceedingly common at wrecking yards, if you don't mind going to them. (or in the parts for sale here)
     
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    Just weld it:weld::whistle::yikes::thumb:
     
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    Try here...

    I have a place in a nearby town that sells new ones they make cheap--Autozone sells their brand,but mark up the price quite a bit--I paid 100 bucks for a stock replacement for a K5 a few years ago from this place..not sure if they still have plastic tanks available--they did a few years ago..

    The name is Spectre manufacturing,they are based in Canada I think,but have warehouses all over the U.S....You can find them on a Google search by typing in their name--they sell oil pans and gas tank straps,sending units,radiators,heater cores and a few other products as well...I got my oilpan there for my 305 for 50 bucks brand new...

    There are lots of places selling gas tanks now,look on google,there are a good many places advertising them..Hope this helps you out!
     

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