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sub or blazer gas tank in a pickup

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by **DONOTDELETE**, Dec 26, 2001.

    ok, wierd question but follow along with me. my 76 pickup has only one tank on the pass. side and runs dry fast. i thought instead of doing another sadle tank on the other side i would use a blazer or sub tank in back and be able to have both fill spouts on the same side. well? sound duable? mounting it seems to be the only obstical. the rest could be plumbed useing regular chevy dual tank parts.

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  1. michaelm

    michaelm 1/2 ton status

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    the filler neck cover that goes inside the blazer fits the pickup box perfect
    I havent tried the frame mounts yet
    you could cut the filler section from a blazer and graft it to the bed side
     
  2. not too worried on looks. have you seen those chrome looking aftermarket ones? i've seen them on 67-72 trucks that have added tanks to replace the one behind the seat. i don't know where to find them though.

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  4. yes, exactly what i was thinking! just trying to figure out how to get the straps to work. might have to fab something there.

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    any idea if the frame crossmembers swap onto the pickup frame?
     
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    you could use plumbers tape[​IMG] take like 4 or 5 strands and bolt them to the bed then rais the tank up and bolt the other end to the bed[​IMG] do this on both sides and you should be fine

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    I dont know about the plumbers tape thing kinda hokieI would look into fabbing up a steel craddle to bolt the tank to the frame may cost a little and take awhilebut youd be better off in the long run?

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    not too worried on looks. have you seen those chrome looking aftermarket ones?

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    Please, PLEASE don't do a chrome one!!!!!!!! I can't stand those!!!!!
    There is like an oversized 50 gallon tank you can get for a ford truck that mounds underneath the rear of the bed. Maybe you can get that and have a huge tank in the rear. If you're gonna go thru the trouble, might as well have an awsome capasity! If you wheel, make sure you build a skid plate for it.

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    I added a 31 gal to my 72 blazer. you can probably use the same mounting set up that I used. check out my tank pictures in the member rides. I also have a 21 gal from my 71 in the forsale section.

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