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Old 12-05-2006
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gas tank in the bed??

how hard would it be to move or get a gas tank in the bed of the truck?? i know its not a new idea but i thought that i could get a heck of a lot of ground clearance by doing so, how hard would it be? i dont want to keep the stock one, i was thinking of getting another one, either an aluminum or plastic 20 gallon tank, preferrably and alumi lol
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not hard at all! if you wanted to move the factory tank to the bed, just splicing a few electrical lines, and longer hoses for the evap. canister. and for the fuel lines, use some stainless brake lines b/c normal hose will not hold the pressure of fuel injected.
if ya went with a fuel cell, im sure ya could get the stock sending unit to work, if not, you would need a new sending unit, and all that jazz, and i would then get a autometer(or similar) fuel gauge since the stock one may not work with aftermarket sending unit
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Not hard at all. I have done it to a derby truck. accrss that didn't look so pretty.
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not hard at all! if you wanted to move the factory tank to the bed, just splicing a few electrical lines, and longer hoses for the evap. canister. and for the fuel lines, use some stainless brake lines b/c normal hose will not hold the pressure of fuel injected.
if ya went with a fuel cell, im sure ya could get the stock sending unit to work, if not, you would need a new sending unit, and all that jazz, and i would then get a autometer(or similar) fuel gauge since the stock one may not work with aftermarket sending unit

so it would be cheaper just to use the stock tank? and if i got a fuel cell all i would need is longer lines if the stock sending unit worked?
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Not hard at all. I have done it to a derby truck. accrss that didn't look so pretty.

what didnt look so pretty??? lol
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what didnt look so pretty??? lol
Well it was a derby truck so all we did was drop the original tank throw in against the cab and strap it down and drill some holes for the fuel lines.

O ya then through a rubber mat over it.
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Well it was a derby truck so all we did was drop the original tank throw in against the cab and strap it down and drill some holes for the fuel lines.

O ya then through a rubber mat over it.

oh ok, well if i was to use the stock tank i would probably just build a box around it so it doesnt look like im gonna blow somthing up...
it seems like a good cheap idea to get some serious ground clearance, and some piece of mind not having to worry about puncturing the tank underneath.

do you have any pics of it??
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you can buy fuel injection line..it cost me 7$CAN..so like 6$US a foot i almost cried thank god i didnt have to pay for it the place that broke the clip set on the filter did..its rated for 900psi and i had to special order it...i havent had a single leak yet..
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i think reusing the factory on will net a cheaper install. but buyin a cell and new parts will please you more in the end.

i have a project on my list of things to do that includes a new relocated "tank".
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yah get a fuel cell..they dont look so bad..just looks like a little toolbox....or even better throw a tool box back there and mount the fuel cell inside the tool box so no one would ever know or see it =0...theres a new idea for this thread!
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^ i like that... just unlock the door and fill it up that way...
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I think that is really a good idea! For some serious offroading and extra gallons of gas! I like the idea that guy suggested about putting the tank inside toolbox, you can always use toolbox as well! Go for it! and keep us updated! I wish someone did this already and post pictures, im interested to see some!
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