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SB side fuel tanks in Blazer?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BLUESMAN, Oct 11, 2001.

  1. BLUESMAN

    BLUESMAN 1/2 ton status

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    Has anyone tried to install short bed fuel tanks in blazers?I was looking at a SB and was thinking that they would only fit pre 77's with the flat passenger floors.Anyone have info on this?I haven't bought a Blazer yet but if it would work on the 74 to 76 Blazers I would get one.Thanks.
     
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    Anyone?I can not believe that no one has tried this or at least thought it.Can it be done?
     
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    I have never heard of it being done, or seen it but..........I would assume if the width is pretty much the same between sheet metal and frame for both blazers and pickups (or more for blazers) it could be done. As far as the height, without measuring first I couldn't tell you if they would be able to sit as high. They may have to sit lower which could be a safety issue (punctures) from rocks or vehicles in a collision. The best thing would probably be to start taking measurements of the tank and the space in a blazer between the frame rail and the sheet metal. This would give you a good idea of whether or not it's feasable and then worthwhile. Maybe somebody here has already done it and can confirm, but I have not heard of it.

    Also I don't know if there is any legal issue in regards to moving fuel tanks. I know you can mount fuel cells if they are properly secured (actually they are usually more out of harms way and safer), but I don't know about anything else.

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  4. Jonathan

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    Just so you know 77s have flat passenger floors too.

    77 Blazer, 350, NP203, K&N, 31-inch Cooper Discoverers
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