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ORD shackle flip and gas tank?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by MaxCrack, Jun 5, 2001.

  1. MaxCrack

    MaxCrack 1/2 ton status

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    I havn't looked at my truck since I ordered the shackle flip kit from ORD. Am I going to have to remove the gas tank? Cause if I am I was thinking I might as well get the big ass 43 gallon tank I was planning for next summer and do that at the same time, even though it will delay my build up even more[​IMG] (paying for summer school didn't help either...$400 for a 3 unit class[​IMG] )while I save up for it.

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    from what i guess, you have to move it because you will be drilling right by it and it wouldnt be cool to drill into the tank.

    jeremy
     
  3. yes your tank has to come out. you can get the old shackles off without removing it but when it comes time to put the new ones on you can't get a hand or a wrench on the nuts on the back side of the frame. didn't know they made a 43 gallon tank.

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    I agree with all of the above.
    And please let us know what tank options you find!
    Dave
     
  5. MaxCrack

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    Yeah, I found the tank in the JCWhitney catalog.

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  6. 90K5

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    I think the 43 gal tank comes off suburbans.

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    Yes the tank must come off. I just did mine. Before enlarging all the holes do the ones on the side first and bolt them up snug. Then drill out the bottom ones. My kit from ORD had the bottoms ones just a touch off center. It took more time to get the bolts out of the shackels than it did to drop the tank and install the kit. Maybe someone has a trick to get them out?


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  8. AGM73k5

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    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.aerotanks.com/chevy.html>http://www.aerotanks.com/chevy.html</A> there is a 40 direct replacement for oem.

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  9. Grim-Reaper

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    the 43 gallon tank off a sub will not fit a K5. The tank is longer and would be hit by the axle. The 30 and 22 are the same tank and used both in the sub and the K5.

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    Well, pretty much everyone said, it...drop the tank!! It will be easier on the Carb model trucks than the FI model b/c the there are 2 pressure hoses that connect to the sending unit and you either have to remove the sending unit or disconnect the hoses from the sending unit which could be a pain (I broke a line doing this b/c it was rusted out really bad...new sending unit...close to $300!!!! Ouch!)

    Anyhow, 90K5blaze,
    what I did to remove the shackle bolts was I torched all that rubber bushings in there and the bolt just came out....that's the easiest and the fastest way.
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  11. MaxCrack

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    This is the tank I found...
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    Wow! that's new. I had not seen that one before. My concern here is if it would hang any lower. K5 is already prone to dragging it's tail. If that hangs no lower than stock that's sweet! I can see one thing about it already. If the 73 up tank is like that it is taller. That tank in the picture must be for 69-72 because the fill is on the wrong side. Stock tanks fittings are on the top. That tank they moved them to the side so they could get more space. Being square and that raised top it may well not loose any ground clearence.
    If you get it you need to do a full right up and submit it to Steve for the tech board. That's and excelent upgrade for us long haulers that spend days out in the woods. Course I have never ran my 33 out but I'm on the east coast so we don't have trails that take 2 days.

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    Damn... 390 bones!!!! Shoooo weeee... The jerry can is alot cheaper...... and you can probably (total) carry the same amount (if you have 2 cans) [​IMG]


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    ftn96 is right, that is quite a bit of dollars. If I get it, it won't be fore a couple months cause I still need a front end before I can do anything and I'm holding out and saving up for a D60, but I will definately write a detailed report and take several pictures if I get one.



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    43 GALLONS AND 2 5GAL JERRY CANS OOOOHH YYYEEEAAAA! Let me see fill up here in KC and.... Oh thats right NEVER AGAIN till colorado! STHWEEEET!
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