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Dual gas tank ranger?

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so i saw one two years ago at an auto shop i worked at back then the guy said it was a 1988 the spare was in the bed and it had two gas tanks with a switch in the cab to switch between the two tanks but i havent see one since does anyone know about this truck?
 


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my truck is/was a duel tank truck, there is a switch below the cigarette lighter to switch between tanks, i ripped the rear tank out due to the quarter sized holes in it.
 

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my truck is/was a duel tank truck, there is a switch below the cigarette lighter to switch between tanks, i ripped the rear tank out due to the quarter sized holes in it.
Mine has duals too. Needs the switch though...
 

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i think you could only get the twin tank option on gen 1 trucks, it did put the spare in the box, mounted to the drivers side ahead of the wheelwell. ive seen a few, i was told it wasnt a popular option because of the tire relocation, oddly enough thats the first thing ive done with all my trucks, i hate having the spare under the bed. its o.k. until you need it, then stuff is rusted fast, or full of frozen slush. imagine the cruising range you'd get with a 2.3 twin-tank!
 

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i have one.. they are awesome.
 

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imagine the cruising range you'd get with a 2.3 twin-tank!
an amazing range.. mine was a 2.3 5spd extra cab short bed
 

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i think you could only get the twin tank option on gen 1 trucks, it did put the spare in the box, mounted to the drivers side ahead of the wheelwell. ive seen a few, i was told it wasnt a popular option because of the tire relocation, oddly enough thats the first thing ive done with all my trucks, i hate having the spare under the bed. its o.k. until you need it, then stuff is rusted fast, or full of frozen slush. imagine the cruising range you'd get with a 2.3 twin-tank!
What do you mean by tire relocation? rear axel, or spare? Someone should take a ton of pics of this model, as I have not seen many of them. Only from the side with the tank filler doors.
 

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the spare tire comes in the bed because the tank is where the spare tire went.
 

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i thought 89 was the 2nd gen..

my 2 tank ranger is a 88 as well
 

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gen 1 was '83-'88, gen 2 '89-'92, gen 3 '93-'97. im not certian after that, its here somewher if you use search. i wouldnt want one newer than '97. i like my ohv,ttb and non-rack&pinion steering.
 

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my dad had an 83 2.3L carb'd, and it had dual tanks, he would only have to fill his tanks up every 4 weeks or so lol, back when he owned it, gas was also about a dollar a gallon.....back in 2000....ahh memories that little rust bucket ranger had the Sh** beat out of it but still ran like a top. That truck is what got me into rangers :D back when i was 10 lol
 

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Mine has duals too. Needs the switch though...
The switch or the selector valve?

have spare tank selector switches I'm willing to part with,
I DO NOT part with selector valves.

I have dual tanks in my truck but it wasn't stock on my truck.

I'm not even running the original fuel tanks.
the original "main" tank on my supercab (a 1987) was a 14.5gallon tank, I through great effrt retrofitted forst a 17.0gallon tank from an '89 supercab into it then later a 22gallon tank from a '92.

when I was doing my 4.0 conversion I completely redid the entire fuel system and using a stock elector valve I added a behind the axle tank.

Though I had a rust free facotry aux tank the proper sender unit for it was apparrently made of unobtanium because I couldn't get one. so I improvised, after attempting and discarding the idea of a 23gallon bronco2 fuel tank I discovered the plastic 21gallon tank in the '90-95 F-350-/450 trucks would fit between the ranger frame rails, could be mounted lower and had a more conveniend filler tube location.

So I have a dual tank ranger with plastic tanks in both positions
with a combined capacity of 44gallons when topped up.

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The switch or the selector valve?

have spare tank selector switches I'm willing to part with,
I DO NOT part with selector valves.

I have dual tanks in my truck but it wasn't stock on my truck.

I'm not even running the original fuel tanks.
the original "main" tank on my supercab (a 1987) was a 14.5gallon tank, I through great effrt retrofitted forst a 17.0gallon tank from an '89 supercab into it then later a 22gallon tank from a '92.

when I was doing my 4.0 conversion I completely redid the entire fuel system and using a stock elector valve I added a behind the axle tank.

Though I had a rust free facotry aux tank the proper sender unit for it was apparrently made of unobtanium because I couldn't get one. so I improvised, after attempting and discarding the idea of a 23gallon bronco2 fuel tank I discovered the plastic 21gallon tank in the '90-95 F-350-/450 trucks would fit between the ranger frame rails, could be mounted lower and had a more conveniend filler tube location.

So I have a dual tank ranger with plastic tanks in both positions
with a combined capacity of 44gallons when topped up.

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:bawling::bawling: i need the selector vavles
 

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The switch or the selector valve?

have spare tank selector switches I'm willing to part with,
I DO NOT part with selector valves.

I have dual tanks in my truck but it wasn't stock on my truck.

I'm not even running the original fuel tanks.
the original "main" tank on my supercab (a 1987) was a 14.5gallon tank, I through great effrt retrofitted forst a 17.0gallon tank from an '89 supercab into it then later a 22gallon tank from a '92.

when I was doing my 4.0 conversion I completely redid the entire fuel system and using a stock elector valve I added a behind the axle tank.

Though I had a rust free facotry aux tank the proper sender unit for it was apparrently made of unobtanium because I couldn't get one. so I improvised, after attempting and discarding the idea of a 23gallon bronco2 fuel tank I discovered the plastic 21gallon tank in the '90-95 F-350-/450 trucks would fit between the ranger frame rails, could be mounted lower and had a more conveniend filler tube location.

So I have a dual tank ranger with plastic tanks in both positions
with a combined capacity of 44gallons when topped up.

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Yeah I think I need the selector valve as well, those things must go bad easily.

I have a question for you Allan, about a year ago I saw a red wire hanging down by the pedals, and was wondering if it may be from my selector switch. It was just a piece of wire and I pulled it out.

Also what years could I pull a selector valve from? My truck is an 88
 
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