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Old 03-18-2010, 10:42 AM   #1
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any one have recomendations for a rear mount gas tank, also would like to keep it relatively cheap.
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Old 03-18-2010, 01:08 PM   #2
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The cheapest way I know is go to a Junkyard and get a blazer tank the same year. Don't forget to take the straps also.
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Old 03-18-2010, 03:03 PM   #3
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i bought a 15 gal aluminum cell from summit $299 i think made straps out of flat bar
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Old 03-18-2010, 03:42 PM   #4
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http://www.brotherstrucks.com/prodin...number=GTPDS72

Blazer/Suburban style ( tank,straps,sending unit) $199.99
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Old 03-20-2010, 01:41 PM   #5
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The kit Brothers posted above (available from a number of vendors... I actually bought mine from them about 10 years ago) is just about as simple a bolt-in as you can imagine. It is a "Blazer tank" as BAGGED70C-10 mentions, along with the required straps, and j-bolts. Because it's early GM, the sending unit is a direct connection to the stock gauges (just extend the brown wire that runs from the dash gauge to the sender in the tank behind the seat, and you've got a working gauge).
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Old 03-20-2010, 05:04 PM   #6
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http://www.brotherstrucks.com/prodin...number=GTPDS72

Blazer/Suburban style ( tank,straps,sending unit) $199.99
You have any diemensions on this? Im looking for something to put where the spare tire goes on the rear of my 87
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Old 03-22-2010, 09:32 AM   #7
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You have any diemensions on this? Im looking for something to put where the spare tire goes on the rear of my 87
26" wide (side to side), 13" deep (top
to bottom and 17" long (front to rear). 21 gallon capacity.
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Old 03-22-2010, 07:59 PM   #8
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Does anyone have pics of it installed. I want to do a 5/7 drop on my 71 and want to make sure it dosent hang to low.
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Does anyone have pics of it installed. I want to do a 5/7 drop on my 71 and want to make sure it dosent hang to low.
It depends on what "too low" means to you. Dimensions are posted above, so you should measure it out. On a 5/7, it will be a safe distance from the ground, but will be visible from behind whether you use a bumper or rolled pan.
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Old 03-30-2010, 03:07 PM   #10
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Does anyone have pics of it installed. I want to do a 5/7 drop on my 71 and want to make sure it dosent hang to low.
have a pic on my profile. installed in my 64 step.
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Old 04-11-2010, 04:14 PM   #11
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just got mine from brothers awesome product will post pics once its in
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Old 04-20-2010, 09:27 AM   #12
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hey guys.. i just joined the forum. i have further questions regarding this. i have a '71 c10. i too want to oust the in cab tank and install a new one under the bed as described above. My question: with the blazer fuel tank, is it mandatory to create a fuel door in the side of the bed? i would LOVE to do the blazer bolt in, but i want really would like the filler to be in the bed. Hambone don't weld.LOL thoughts? comments??
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is it mandatory to create a fuel door in the side of the bed? i would LOVE to do the blazer bolt in, but i want really would like the filler to be in the bed. Hambone don't weld.LOL thoughts? comments??
You can put the fuel door wherever gravity and creativity will allow. Most I've seen are actually done in the bed floor (including mine) for simplicity's sake. Some take them to the bedside, but to get a decent fill rate, you may have to angle up such that there's a small "bump" inside the bed.
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Old 04-20-2010, 04:29 PM   #14
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I have a new blazer tank with straps that I would like to unload. It is painted Charcoal. I decided to go down a different path. Let me know if you are interested......
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You can put the fuel door wherever gravity and creativity will allow. Most I've seen are actually done in the bed floor (including mine) for simplicity's sake. Some take them to the bedside, but to get a decent fill rate, you may have to angle up such that there's a small "bump" inside the bed.
So you have a blazer tank with a bed fill?? If so i need details.LOL. I actually found a company..."docs kustom" that does tanks for the bed with bed fill. from all the research i've done, there prices are pretty good. but i still want to hear what you have to say about your tank.
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Old 04-21-2010, 06:41 PM   #16
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but i still want to hear what you have to say about your tank.
Blazer tank was years ago. Truck has a back half and custom fuel cell.
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Old 04-21-2010, 07:11 PM   #17
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