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I am sick of my drive shaft rubbing the skid, I am installing a doubler and shortening the rear end:icon_welder:. Long story short the stock gas tank has to go.

What is the easiest/cheapest way to get a tank up into the bed without taking up a ton of space? "91 ranger extendo-cab"


I've got an old bII tank but its been sitting for a few years, might be some rust in there. Maybe it just needs a treatment of some kind and I can run it?
 


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swap a dual tank bed in and use the rear tank
 

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What about a fuel tank you see on farm trucks or welding trucks up against the cab? You know the diamond plate ones.
 

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the bed will be getting cut up or disappearing all together.
 

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Fuel cell .
 

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Is there anything special I have to do to rig up the lines etc?
Do most fuel cells come as kits with pumps and all the crap you need?
 

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cell is pretty simple. but part for part you have to buy what you need generally



when i go where theres alot of big obstacles i put my saddle tank cross wise in the bed.


currently i have a 32 gallon van tank in the bed....its a space hog but i have good cruising range.
 

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i just installed a used aluminum boat gas tank in the bed of my 1st gen 4x4. holds 27 gal. and got it for $50. what really costs is the fuel filler hose, over $1.00 per inch! oh well, now i'm carrying over 40 gal of gas total which is nice as i do several long trips a year, not to mention my trip to Fairbanks, AK. next summer.
i'd check the local boat yards for a good used inboard gas tank. just my $.02.
 

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I was considering this too...but since I replaced the tank recently I'm going to wait for a bit...anyone have any pics of this setup???
 

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