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Duel Gas Tanks?

Hey, I have been thinking about this for a long time. Has anyone seen or fabbed a second gas tank to go on the passenger side of the truck? Maybe between the bedside and the box? Just curious b/c i saw the thread about a camper ranger and have always wanted to get into "expedition" type offroading/camping where fuel can be a limiting factor. Also i drive from Chicago, IL. to Syracuse, NY. almost every year and it sucks only getting about 200 miles between fill-ups when you're following a diesel excursion that gets 800 miles to a tank. So if anyone has done this or knows of a place to get a reserve tank kit or something or even just some ideas on how to plumb the whole mess that would be great. Thanks a lot :)
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do you have a bed cover on your truck? alot of the bigger trucks have either transfer tanks that go in the bed or are built into an over the rail tool box. obviously it wont be very big but itll hold some gas.
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older trucks (93-98ish) had dual tanks but it was mostly a fleet thing.
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You could buy an auxiliary tank that mounts in the bed. To make it easy you could gravity feed it to your main tank with a ball valve.
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You could buy an auxiliary tank that mounts in the bed. To make it easy you could gravity feed it to your main tank with a ball valve.
^thats the most common thing i've seen.
You want to keep the gas tank centered in the truck, Saftey thing. If however, your ok with, (or you just don't have) a spare tire. thats plenty of room for another 5-10 gallon tank, depending on what you like. You'd just need a second Fuel pump, or lines to run it into the main system, then a switch to turn it all on.
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hmmmmm I really like the idea of putting a tank where the spare goes b/c i have a cap and wanna build a rear tire swing bumper so that might be a good possibility. Thanks again guys.
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Fuel cell or a B2 gas tank will fit. I know someone who has a B2 in his 91.
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Fuel cell or a B2 gas tank will fit. I know someone who has a B2 in his 91.
like out of a mazda?
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I have wanted to do this for a while also. If you go through with it, make a thread about it so I can see what I'm up against.
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good idea
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like out of a mazda?
No, a bronco II. I have an 86 f250 that has duel tanks, with a switch above the ac control to chose which tank to use. So its not like the idea has never been done. You Just have to find the right tank. Then decide how you want to mount and connect the two.
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you can put a bronco 2 tank where your spare is.
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Wow I must be going braindead. ok ill keep an eye out fo a BII tank on my next JY run :)
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Bronco tank is a great idea. Most fullsize Fords from the 80's till 96 (or 97 F-250HD and F-350) will have a tank selector valve also. Would be great if you could get that valve, wiring harness and switch.
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yeah i wasnt sure if i wanted to run them separately or just like one big tank so the spare feeds the main but idk if the big tank idea would work or fill properly.
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yeah i wasnt sure if i wanted to run them separately or just like one big tank so the spare feeds the main but idk if the big tank idea would work or fill properly.
it would take nearly forever to fill both tanks.. because you'd have trouble running a big enough house between the two.
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Well if you used 2 tanks as one, you would just put a T in and draw from both. To refill you would nearly have to fill each separately. On the Fords with the tank selector switch, each tank had its own sending unit, and when you flip the switch from front to rear tank, the fuel gauge uses whichever tank you have selected.
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if you do enough searching look for gen 1s that had 2 tanks. as far a i know they were the only ones to have dual tanks. but yes a b2 tanks does fit between the fram rails but you need to move it down a little bit or you have to cut the bed floor if you make close to flush with the bottom of the frame
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I would do the tank separator over cutting a hole in a tank and having to possibly take forever to fill two tanks.
Not to mention the possibility of leaks.
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Please make sure you use a fuel cell not a transfer tank in the bed. transfer tanks are meant for diesel ive heard of some nasty incidents where gas was in transfer tanks
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