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Old 05-07-2011, 07:14 PM   #1
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This thread is intended for David29, cause we had a quick discussion on the different sizes of tanks offered for the HB. Mine had a few holes in it (4), but they have been fixed with some JB Weld. For those interested, my truck is a '93 SE V6 4x4 king cab, and from what I can gather from doing this tank fix, this size tank can be swapped over and replace the standard 15 gallon tank. If I recall correctly, my tank holds 19.9 gallons. There might be a few that might like a bigger tank for longer travel distance, this is an option. I included pics so the size difference can be seen.



On the right side it does look kinda rough. I didn't bother to sand down the JB Weld, the OEM full-length plate will cover this slight deformity anyway.



The tank in the forefront I picked up a few months ago from a local JY for $20, but it does not fit.
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Old 05-08-2011, 01:27 AM   #2
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So your truck had the smaller one or the larger one?
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cool. I was thinking of doing this back in my prerunner days.

tanks spec at 21.1 vs 15.9 gal.

i think the 2wd kc frame even had the holes to mount it on the crossmember.
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Old 05-08-2011, 01:44 AM   #4
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My truck has the larger tank. This past week I removed it, sanded it, found the 4 holes, patched with JB Weld, sanded some more, 2 coats of primer and 2 coats of a rubberized sound deadener. Between baseball pictures, a baseball game, and rain off and on all day, I'd like to get this thing reinstalled.
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cool. I was thinking of doing this back in my prerunner days.

tanks spec at 21.1 vs 15.9 gal.

i think the 2wd kc frame even had the holes to mount it on the crossmember.
I think you are correct. I was initially looking for some type of bracket that would take up the extra space to be able to use the smaller tank and not go thru all the bs to repair mine. But I like having the larger tank, since I get like 11mpg around town.....lol
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on the 2wd kc there is a bracket mounted to the frame rail. Also 3 threaded holes on the crossmember in front of it for an angle bracket.

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Ahhh, now I see how the other tank is attached. Mine is bolted directly to the crossmember. I don't have that style bracket, but at least I now understand how the smaller tank is bolted. I wonder if the standard cab configuration could accept the longer tank.......
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This thread is intended for David29, cause we had a quick discussion on the different sizes of tanks offered for the HB. Mine had a few holes in it (4), but they have been fixed with some JB Weld. For those interested, my truck is a '93 SE V6 4x4 king cab, and from what I can gather from doing this tank fix, this size tank can be swapped over and replace the standard 15 gallon tank. If I recall correctly, my tank holds 19.9 gallons. There might be a few that might like a bigger tank for longer travel distance, this is an option. I included pics so the size difference can be seen.



On the right side it does look kinda rough. I didn't bother to sand down the JB Weld, the OEM full-length plate will cover this slight deformity anyway.



The tank in the forefront I picked up a few months ago from a local JY for $20, but it does not fit.
Aha I see you are one of the smart ones here on IN who actually post pics of what you are describing. This helped me a great deal this a.m. when I did my first re-fuel from "E" and was suprised that it only took 15.2 and the needle was on "E" and I could've sworn I had the larger tank. Your pics and a slide underneath my rig confirmed I do have the larger and that I actually had another 6 or so gallons to go has confimed my suspision. By the way, do you still have your 93' 4x4? I just picked one up and may hit you up with "?'s" as they arrive. Thanks again!!
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so what is the overall length of the bigger tank. that way its just a quick measurement at the j/y
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so what is the overall length of the bigger tank. that way its just a quick measurement at the j/y
Shape is really all you need to look at. The larger has an extra step down . Print up a pic of his post and take that with you to the J/Y .

Make that an xtra "couple" step downs
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