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Where to get reserve tank for '72 K5

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by gjk5, Mar 25, 2005.

  1. gjk5

    gjk5 3/4 ton status

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    PO threw away the second reserve tank, the other is still in there. I not only like having the fuel capacity, I am not fond of the big hole on the other side where the filler was. Are these available aftermarket and if so how much $$$?

    Otherwise I'm just going to have to find something to cap the hole with and it will look half ass.
     
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    Did you try JC Whitney? I know they had both metal and plastic tanks, don't know about reserves though.
     
  3. gjk5

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    Looked in Whitney's and LMC, nothing on reserves. It's one of those that sits over the wheel well, I think 13 gallons ea. Hell I just thought about that, I'd be packin over 50 gal., holy crap!



    Maybe I don't want that after all, wonder how much 50 gal weighs? (Or better yet, the extra 13)


    Maybe I can just get a filler cap and put it there to at least fill that hole.
     
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    My first K5 was a 72. I bought a rusted out 78 K20 for a donor vehicle. I swapped over the axle, engine, tranny/t-case, and the saddle tanks. So yes, I had 3 gas tanks on that one.
     
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    gas weighs pretty close to 6.3 lbs per gallon so at 13 gallons your looking at roughtly 82 lbs.
     
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    I just remembered a place that does custom work but they are kinda pricey.

    www.aerotanks.com
     
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    I have two inside aux tanks that were installed in my 72 when I got it. They mount in the inside fenderwell and exit on the rear q panel. One is steel and one is aluminum one is for the left and one is for the right if your interested. thanx Nick
     
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    Well if he isn't I am. A big block with a stock tank 513s and 42s dont get real far :D Thanks, Doug
     
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    I might be interested, looked this weekend for a suitable solution (other than welding) for that hole in panel. PM sent.
     
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    You guys can have them for $75 each or $130 for the pair plus shipping.
    Rather sell both so if someone wants them both they'll get first crack.
    Thanx Nick
     
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    PM'd you :)
     

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