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Polyethylene gas tank

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by JTB, Mar 13, 2001.

  1. JTB

    JTB 1/2 ton status

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    I plan on getting a polyethylene tank. Who should I buy from? I think both Chevy Duty and LMC offer them and probably others. Just trying to save myself some time researching. Yeah, I trust you guys.
    Jeff
     
  2. 72lowblazer

    72lowblazer Registered Member

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    Go to <A target="_blank" HREF=http://67-72chevytrucks.com>http://67-72chevytrucks.com</A> there you will find some site that sell the blazer gas tanks. GMC Paul is a good one to buy from and Mothertrucks, brother's also sells the tanks.

    72 k5 Blazer 307/3pd on tree, posi rear (one of my projects
    69 Chevy Pickup currently being put together
     
  3. SilverJim

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    I got mine from MTS Company, L.C.
    Very friendly, tank bolted right in, high quality tank...they sell the straps, o-ring, and lock-ring.
    The total was $163.85 for everything.
    800-522-1622

    1970 GMC Jimmy 502HO/SM465/NP205 doesn't run just yet!
     
  4. arq

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    Were in CA are you at. I have a tank from a 71 around.

    ARQ.
     
  5. JTB

    JTB 1/2 ton status

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    ARQ
    Im in San Luis Obispo (Central Coast). Im frequently in the bay area if that is any closer to where you are.
    Jeff
     
  6. Burt4x4

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    I got mine from http://www.burt4x4.coloradok5.com
     
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    Same as Steve (Burt4x4). Brothers Trucks was the place I received my tank from. The only trouble I had was a leak at the top of the tank when completely filled. The reason for the leak was my dumb ass kinked the o-ring that seals the sending unit to the tank.

    See Ya,
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  8. SilverJim

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    while we're on the gas tank thread, has anyone noticed that the gas tanks from 72's are smaller than the one's from a '70...i think it is about 2 gallons.

    1970 GMC Jimmy 502HO/SM465/NP205 doesn't run just yet!
     
  9. Triaged

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    Mine has the small one too (sucks). 69-70 had 23.5gal and 71-72 had a 21gal. My friends Trooper w/ a 4-banger has a larger gas tank than me! Now I see why Y'all carry jerry cans. If I ever can afford to replace mine I'll go with a 30gal min.

    '71 Blazer CST with alot of rust<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by Triaged on 03/14/01 02:58 PM (server time).</FONT></P>
     
  10. Steve_Chin

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    I haven't a clue about the plastic tanks, but some guys say they like 'em. My Blazer has a 40 gallon steel tank in it that leaks when it's full. I need to get the tank out and re-seal the sender...
     
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    I'm pretty sure my gas tank in my '72 CST is a 16 gallon - is that totally not true? (I haven't run it out of gas yet - so 15.xxx is the most I've ever put in it

    Am I totally full of it?
     
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    JTB,

    look at my profile. I am in San Diego durring the week and El Centro/Baja on weekends.

    ARQ.
     
  13. Burt4x4

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    IGOR, I've never heard of a 16gal tank on a Blazer. Is your tank bent inward?

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  14. SilverJim

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    That's funny. (the bent inward comment) I had the 23.5 until I got the poly...had to get 21 then, nobody makes a 23.5.

    1970 GMC Jimmy 502HO/SM465/NP205 doesn't run just yet!
     
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    hmm... now I'm curious - I'm gonna have to run my rig out of gas now to find out how big my tank is!
     
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    Okay - so I ran my Blazer down until I got way too nervous - then drove to the gas station - 17.5 gallons.

    I didn't think my buddies would appreciate walking!

    Of course I didn't grab a gas can with gas in it to do this testing - just decided to do it when the needle started getting close to E
     

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