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Old 03/24/13, 08:36 AM   #1
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Plastic Gas Tank

My 66 project came with a plastic gas tank. I do not want to fill it because it may have to come out. I see there are a coulpe of different sizes and i am wondering if someone has a measurment that would tell me what size it is.
It is about 20 inches front to rear, 22 inches wide and 11 inches deep. The tank may be about 15 years old if that helps.
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Old 03/24/13, 08:54 AM   #2
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Plastic main tanks are the same as the stock metal tanks. They were a cheaper replacement for a rusted or dirty old tank. They are of the 12 gallon variety.

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Old 03/24/13, 08:54 AM   #3
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1 Gallon [Fluid, US] = 231 Cubic Inches, 20X22X11= 4840 cubic inches, your tank is approx 21 gals
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Old 03/24/13, 09:05 AM   #4
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1 Gallon [Fluid, US] = 231 Cubic Inches, 20X22X11= 4840 cubic inches, your tank is approx 21 gals
I roughed out about the same size if it had square corners so it may be 19-20 gal.
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Old 03/24/13, 09:18 AM   #5
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An abs (plastic) 21 gallon tank? I thought only metal ones were that big?

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Old 03/24/13, 09:48 AM   #6
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Hell,just fill it and drive it,it doesn't take long to burn a tank.....Just keep a new filter handy ...

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Old 03/24/13, 10:21 AM   #7
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does it look like a stock tank? or is it a large box type? Ill assume its a stock replacement 12 gallon. Its impossible to mistake one for the other!
stock 12 gallon:
http://broncograveyard.com/images/ca...ASREARTANK.JPG
aftermarket 23 gallon:
http://broncograveyard.com/bronco/i-...fuel-tank.html

Should be obvious what tank it is. Guess you dont have a JBG, Toms, or WH catologue on the tank of your toilet like the rest of us? If you cant figure out the answer yourself you shouldnt own a bronco!

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Old 03/24/13, 10:27 AM   #8
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Hell,just fill it and drive it,it doesn't take long to burn a tank.....Just keep a new filter handy ...
It just might take a long time. You have not seen the gutted out wiring. Its a long push to the station. The tank may have to come out to repair a little rust and twenty gal gas can get heavy.
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Old 03/24/13, 12:03 PM   #9
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If you cant figure out the answer yourself you shouldnt own a bronco!
That right there fits about 95% of the CB Board.........

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Old 03/24/13, 12:20 PM   #10
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does it look like a stock tank? or is it a large box type? Ill assume its a stock replacement 12 gallon. Its impossible to mistake one for the other!
stock 12 gallon:
http://broncograveyard.com/images/ca...ASREARTANK.JPG
aftermarket 23 gallon:
http://broncograveyard.com/bronco/i-...fuel-tank.html

Should be obvious what tank it is. Guess you dont have a JBG, Toms, or WH catologue on the tank of your toilet like the rest of us? If you cant figure out the answer yourself you shouldnt own a bronco!
Are your catalogs 15 years old or is that your age.
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Old 03/24/13, 12:26 PM   #11
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Are your catalogs 15 years old or is that your age.
Dont get pissy...im the only one so far that has helped you out with this question without guessing!

Not to argue with you but i wasnt trying to piss you off. Its just that any rookie thats a true bronco lover would be able to spot a stock tank a block away.

To answer you question yes i have some catalogs (like KbarS) that are maybe 15 years old. But even back then a stock tank looked like a stock tank. And no im not 15 but 20 years ago when i did buy my bronco i was!

Why dont you become a contributer to this site and post a pic of your tank. Giving measurements does nothing to help us answer your question as you can see from they above replys.

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Old 03/24/13, 12:32 PM   #12
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so i posted links to pics of stock and aftermarket tanks. Did you figure out what one you have yet???? Or should i send my GF over to help you decide!

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Old 03/24/13, 12:49 PM   #13
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Let me add a wild guess to this as well, is it mounted in the bed and not under the bed?
If so I think you have a generic "fuel cell" plastic gas tank from a speed shop. Most of those "fuel cells" are little more then a poorly mounted version of a plastic fuel can. And if it has been baking in the sun for 15 years pretty much worthless at this point as well.

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Old 03/24/13, 12:56 PM   #14
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Dont get pissy...im the only one so far that has helped you out with this question without guessing!

Not to argue with you but i wasnt trying to piss you off. Its just that any rookie thats a true bronco lover would be able to spot a stock tank a block away.

To answer you question yes i have some catalogs (like KbarS) that are maybe 15 years old. But even back then a stock tank looked like a stock tank. And no im not 15 but 20 years ago when i did buy my bronco i was!

Why dont you become a contributer to this site and post a pic of your tank. Giving measurements does nothing to help us answer your question as you can see from they above replys.
It seems you started this pissen match. I bought my first Bronco new in 1968 when you were chittin yella. I am new to this board but I have been around. I do reconize a stock tank and this one is not stock and it is not a 12 gal tank.
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Old 03/24/13, 12:59 PM   #15
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so i posted links to pics of stock and aftermarket tanks. Did you figure out what one you have yet???? Or should i send my GF over to help you decide!
Not a bad idea send GF over she would know more than you and she is nice.
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