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aftermarket fuel tank?

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Old 12-09-2012
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aftermarket fuel tank?

i have a 19.5 gallon fuel tank now, is thewre a way to go bigger without putting in an external tank. or even a second gas tank? i know the old rangers had them, but i dont know if there is a company that makes bigger tanks for rangers. seems to be a diesel thing.
 
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When I did my first 5.0L Ranger I thought about a larger tank too but the Std Cab, Short Box, is limited to the smallest of tanks from the Factory and I think the Ext Cabs have the largest.

There are companies out there that make tanks but the Ranger’s size limits you.
There is the driveshaft on the side, rear axle in back and other components and cross-menbers in the front; it might go higher but cross-members still run there too.

Get under the truck and start measuring and see what can be put in there.

What about a tank made for the rear of the truck, where the spare tire goes underneath, could work.
Only problem is where to put the spare ?
 
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well my spare crank broke so my spare sits in the bed of my truck anyway, until i can build a holder for my spare or steal one off a bronco. but how do i mount it in the rear without a crossmember and how do i route a butterfly valve with a switch and a sensor, float and what not. is it a hard project? id be willing to swap one out of an old ranger and fab it in mine but is it worth it, or would i just want to do a taller one
 
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I’m guessing here but a bed filler will be needed or a second side filler must be added or if this is a replacement for the mid tank an extension will need to be fitted if even possible.
Sensors, unless you buy them in the new tank they won’t be there, you will have to look at the gauge when the gas gets low.
When buying the new tank ask for a compatible Ford setup, they may have it or maybe not.
A Gauge, no problem, get a sending unit/pump for the Tank with the same resistance as the Ford Gauge has and it should work.
Run new gas and return lines from the front pump back.
Not saying this will be easy but take off the bed and things will be easier.

I have a 21 gal tank out of a Jeep Project and was thinking about a rear tank in my truck but too many other things to do first.

Not sure how big the tank is you have but it is bigger than my 12.? gals.
When/if the 5.0L ever gets in a new tank is a must.
 
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Old 12-11-2012
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good call i have the 19 gal tank, so i guess you could say its big enough to not need to go through the hassle of putting in a second tank, it was more of a what if question cuz i think it would be a cool project, with a good idea in mind.
 
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Originally Posted by rangerstepside View Post
good call i have the 19 gal tank, so i guess you could say its big enough to not need to go through the hassle of putting in a second tank, it was more of a what if question cuz i think it would be a cool project, with a good idea in mind.
I do the same thing... Think too much.

Really, if you we're doing major mods then go for it !
I've thought of it too, but the time, money and modifying that needs to be done... Interest project.

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Hello Looking to get a bigger fuel tank

Hello I have read this forum, but I dont see anyone posting a place to get a bigger fuel tank as I travel over 150 miles per day to and from work, Im not really looking to put in a second fuel tank, any help would be great.
 
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that is sick! I wonder if it'll work directly or if i'll have to mod my mounts
 
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I had a larger tank made for my 89 STX and wanted them to make one for my 02. They said they could not do it because of all the emissions requirements. I did eventually find a company that would build one for me but wanted around $1000 to do it. I decided to keep my 19.5 gallon tank.
 
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here you go

Custom Aluminum Diesel and Gasoline Fuel Tank Pictures

can be custom made to fit in where the spare tire mount now resides
 
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the old bronco 2`s used the same frames as the single cab rangers

this large bad boy should just bolt right in

Bronco II Extra Capacity Fuel Tank

just have to make longer fuel lines , and somehow hook up the emissions lines
 
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