Sorry I don't have any experience adding a second tank to share,
just a little humor...
Made me think of the old movie "Gumball Rally" - they guys in
the light-blue van that was full of gas! BOOM.
And also thought of my landloards workers who got confused
over which tank they put the gas into (in a the
tree-cutting-service-truck (F350)). I found them along the road
and towed them (w/ the Sonoma) to the nearest service station.
Later someone figured it out and they all felt dumb.
Your not even close Doc try a HHUUGGEE gas bill. My conversion has a
tanker hidden under it 34 gal main and a 25 gallon aux up under the
center. Hits E with about 6 gallons left between the two tanks. 53
gallons @ 1.929 locally, makes me want an armed guard to escort me into
However, the easiest way is to look at the in bed tool box/fuel tank
combinations. There are kits that go under the truck but they will cost
you more and are a pain to install.
for 90 gallon units.
I fill my 34 gal tank up once a week (usually about $25) to cut down
on the shock to my wallet. I've been working really close to home
lately and filled up for the first time in a month... $49.96... I
wasn't a super happy camper at that moment.
Must be nice. I'm feeding my beastie every 3 days like clockwork. Put
lotsa miles on her; I just can't bring myself to buy a 4-banger that'll sip
the gas instead of chugging it like my truck does.
it's only nice in that some of the current projects we have going on
are very close to my house... one is 1 mi away (which is my project),
one about 7 miles away and one about 15 miles away.... it hasn't been
that way for a while... for the couple years before that I was driving
30-40 miles one way.. fartest I've had to drive is 90 mins one way
didn't that suck. $60+ a week in gas at $1.49 or so.. it was getting
Re: " Aye, I have a 34 gallon in mine right now and run 89 through her
at $1.84/gallon. Usually fill er' up at 1/4 tank and runs me about $48
Cry me a river Doc, 87 is $ 2.14 at the chepest place in town ( L.A.
is a big town ).If I was to fill my three tanks it would be $150.
Yesterday I put $42 in main ( 19.4 gal)
But the salt in the wound is the 10.4 MPG I'm getting !
To get back on topic. There was/is a guy on an s-10 forum that added a
second tank to his s-10. He removed the spare tire and hanger for it and
used the tank from a blazer. The same thing should work on the full size
trucks, I remember our 79 blazer had the tank behind the axel where the
spare is on the trucks. Pick up a tank and straps and cut the sheet metal
around the filler on the blazer body and weld it up to the truck.
That is the truth. I have a 44 gal on my BurB. I need to get my chip
reprogrammed for 87 octane gas as the 93 octane price is killing me. It
hasn't hit $100 for a fill up yet, but it has gone past $75.00. ($78.39
Just get one of those farm/contractor's fuel tanks that set in the bed of
your truck. Fill it up and then you can fill your truck up from it whenever
you need to.
I've got a '93 shortbed ext cab that came with a 25gal tank. I bought
a tank from an outfit in CA that advertises in the mags. It's
advertised @ 40 gal but holds like 42. Its wider and longer then then
the OEM. I installed it myself and it fit nearly perfectly. I had to
add a shim to one bracket. It utilized the oem pump added to their
sending unit and suction tubes. It came with a welded skid plated
added on. All in all I'm very happy with it. Its been installed now
for 7yrs. If your intresed e-mail me and I'll dig up the old invoice
with the companies name.
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