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Old 07-01-2018, 06:42 PM   #41
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Yikes! $260, shipped, on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078H8KZZQ/
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Old 09-18-2018, 07:06 PM   #42
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Yikes! $260, shipped, on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078H8KZZQ/
Yeah, I had saw that on Amazon too. Fortunately I picked mine up for $50, used after a 4 hour drive South to West Virginia.
There is a company with many locations that restore fuel tanks, limited lifetime guarantee.

https://www.gastankrenu.com/

They coat the inside and outside of tank after they thoroughly clean it.
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Old 09-18-2018, 11:04 PM   #43
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The local pull a part knocks holes in all gas tanks. My guess is it is an insurance requirement.
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Old 09-19-2018, 01:36 AM   #44
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Thank goodness they dont in Australia, but they are expensive.
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Quick question for y'all.
What tools are needed to drop the 15.9 gallon fuel tank? Just wanting to make sure I have the right stuff the first time before I lay on the cold, wet ground.
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Old 11-13-2018, 03:18 PM   #46
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I swapped my 15 gal tank out for the 20 gal tank.

I didn't think the 20 gal tank fit in the standard cab, but I could be wrong?

I had to make my own tank mounting bracket out of some 4inch (1/8 inch) angle... That was the hardest part of the whole job was making the mount itself for me. Straps in the back the same way the 15 gal tank does. Pretty easy overall

Would have a floor jack ready, PB blaster (or Kroil equivalent), and some simple sockets.

I had my bed off too for other work and it make it a breeze.
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Quick question for y'all.
What tools are needed to drop the 15.9 gallon fuel tank? Just wanting to make sure I have the right stuff the first time before I lay on the cold, wet ground.
17mm and I’d have a 19mm for sure as well. Pair of pliers to undo the hose clamps and a flat blade screw driver to remove hoses.
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Thanks david29.
My current tank leaks at the seam, so I've had a replacement to put on for the longest time.
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Old 11-13-2018, 06:36 PM   #49
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The local pull a part knocks holes in all gas tanks. My guess is it is an insurance requirement.
No. Just a quick way of draining the tank, properly draining the tank”Ain’t nobody got time for that.”
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Thought I'd throw in my 2 cents on my HB gas tank experience.
I've got an '02 Xterra parts car sitting in my backyard and I'm in the process of swapping what I can to my '97 KC. Gas tank happened to be something I swapped, at a capacity of 19.4 gallons. That's right about 5 more than what I've got stock. All mounting points line up. You will need the rear mounting bracket from the Xterra, as it's taller than the HBs.

The caveat being that some of the mounting point are threaded on the KC tank but not the Xterra or visa-versa. Nothing a few bolts nuts and lock washers couldn't handle.
There is a mounting bracket that lets the tank mount lower, as the capacity is made up in the height of the gas tank, not the length. I only ended up compressing a breather tube on the top of the tank when I installed it.

The only other item that needed to be addressed was that the filler neck on the Xterra tank has a smaller diameter. A series of hoses coupled together and viola! I'm good to roll.

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Forgot to note that I pulled the fuel sending unit plugs from a JY Xterra to adapt to the HB harness.
Something of note here;
The HB fuel gauge measures resistance to activate the "low fuel light" (one less wire than the Xterra). The Xterra has an extra wire that I didn't wire to anything for that light. If I run out of gas, it's because I'm an idiot.

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