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Bronco II fuel tank swap.

Naddanme

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I’ve heard of people doing this but haven’t seen much on it. I’d be looking to install in the spare tire location of a 95 Ranger step side. Any pics or thoughts from someone who has done this would be great thanks
 


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Naddanme,

I did this just last fall on my 87 Ranger, I removed the centerline tank and installed BII tank behind the rear axle.

I have the skid plate off so I will shoot some fresh pics of it. I used the forward fuel tank support bracket from the BII but in the rear I just slid the rear Ranger tank support bracket forwards, then used the stock straps.

I had to lengthen the fuel lines, the power control wires and add a fuel filler door/access to the rear quarter panel.
 

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This shows the fuel access, in progress. If you look closely, the tank is visible behind the axle. This has a body lift, without the body lift, that tank would be much more visible.
 

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This shows the tank position in relation to the axle and the distance from the bottom of the tank to the ground, due to the body lift with a jack stand under that shock mount.
 

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Thanks. How much of a body lift do you have. I’m worried about how low the tank will hang.
 

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@BlackBII Installed a BII tank in his Ranger too, I know it is somewhere in his build thread.
 

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Here's some pics of my install. I made my own crossmembers, but still used factory straps and the factory skid plate.

I have about 1/2" of body lift, and I also clearanced the bed by cutting out one of the supports.
















 

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Thanks guys that really helps. I have a 1/2” body lift also. But now I’m kinda worried about how far down it will hang. I don’t think it would be to bad but more than I’d like. Give me something to think about. I’m in the middle of bracing the frame and doing a shackle flip so it will be awhile before I need to decide. 👍
 

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