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So after continual smashing of my gas tank I finally decided to raise it up....

I followed along with Bronkzilla's write up...but he has a 3" body lift, makes a big differance....

Idea of how low the factory tank sits


interior with all the crap removed



whats left of my factory skid plate...it had not dents at all when I did the FI swap.



tank removed



floor cut out...



shot of new skid plate in place



painted flat black



bolted back in...



fabbed new tank straps





tank bolted down





inner trim panel removed and access hole cut in inner quarter...



getting ready to remove the gas door....



tada no gas door



new location of gas door

http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/713257/fullsize/dscn3181.jpg[/img

welded up and door re-installed...

[img]http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/713258/fullsize/dscn3183.jpg

shot of inside with fuel hoses hooked back up....



thats it for today....tomorrow I will start on the compartment that will go around the tank.

more pics here

http://www.supermotors.net/registry/6130/68508
 

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Nice. Ive been wanting to do something similar as I have been hung up on those huge 33 gallon tanks. However, I'm not sure if I want to sacrifice cargo space like you have. I would probaby get a skinny "fuel cell" tank.

Looks like a good start!
 

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Nice. Ive been wanting to do something similar as I have been hung up on those huge 33 gallon tanks. However, I'm not sure if I want to sacrifice cargo space like you have. I would probaby get a skinny "fuel cell" tank.

Looks like a good start!
in all actuality...its only going to stick up threw the floor about 6 inches...
 

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mig....I dont have enough pratice with my tig yet....
Looks great to me. Damn i guess i really need to save up and get a Mig. Stick welding is great and all for thicker heavy duty stuff but Mig sure makes doing body stuff a whole lot easier. When i was considereing moving the tank in the 89 before i sold it i never even though about just cutting out the fuel door and moving it up. If i would have thught about that i would have done the tank move, i just didnt like the thought ug cutting an extra hole in the bronco and then having a useless gas door there.:doh0715:
 

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Looks great to me. Damn i guess i really need to save up and get a Mig. Stick welding is great and all for thicker heavy duty stuff but Mig sure makes doing body stuff a whole lot easier. When i was considereing moving the tank in the 89 before i sold it i never even though about just cutting out the fuel door and moving it up. If i would have thught about that i would have done the tank move, i just didnt like the thought ug cutting an extra hole in the bronco and then having a useless gas door there.:doh0715:
I thought moving the door would make it still look factory...and at the same time freak out bronco owners that know where it should really be.

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just an interesting thought, as I have been shopping fuel tanks for my scout project. Not sure if the fuel pumps would work out or not, but it would definately fit a lot better.

Bronco tank 31 7/8 x 22 1/4 x 15 3/4
http://www.quantaproducts.com/prodinfo.asp?number=F-8D

Blazer 31 gallons, 28 3/4 x 28 1/8 x 12 3/4
http://www.quantaproducts.com/prodinfo.asp?number=GM-14B

blazer 25 gallon 28 3/4 x 28 1/8 x 10 3/4
http://www.quantaproducts.com/prodinfo.asp?number=GM-15C


yeah, its 6" longer, but unless you stretched your wheelbase it will fit fine. Saves either 3 or 5" on daparture angle, and wont require cutting your floor. Just Depends on wether you can do without the 6 or 2 gallons less.







**********TIM, as an aside, Could you PLEASE measure where the tank is 31 3/4"? Are they measuring at the seam or bottom/top of each tank half?*******
 

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Blazer tank would never work. As it was I had to remove the last crossmember to get the tank to fit. There ia no way to get a 28 inch wide tank to fit
 

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Red, I built a tank when I did my EFI. you can see how far it hangs below the frame here. it is about 1" fits in the stock location, holds around 28-29 gallons of fuel.


 

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thx, I also forgot to mention, I put in a center peice to stop sloshing side to side, dual pickups and the bottom is well 1/4" plate so I do not need a skid plate added in.
 
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