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Gas Tank Opinion

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Tinkerfool, Jul 27, 2022.

  1. Jul 30, 2022
    Keys5a

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    I believe MidWest Military (Prior Lake, Mn) is the fabricator/manufacturer of the M38a-1 tank wells. I expect they also make reproduction fuel tanks as well.
    -Donny
     
  2. Jul 30, 2022
    timgr

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    going over this, I noticed your comment. Use a search engine like Google or Bing to search the site. For example, https://www.bing.com/search?q=site:earlycj5.com+rear+tank+installation Limit the search to this site, pick your key words and try a few different combinations of likely words.

    Low teens. My '73 with a 304 would get maybe 14 on the highway. That's what I remember, but it seems unlikely it was that high. Maybe. The aerodynamics are terrible, and wind resistance goes like the square of velocity.
     
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  3. Jul 31, 2022
    amboynut

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    Certainly not. I'll likely be replacing all the floor panels and hat channels (hey, that rhymes!) between the cowl and step up.
     
  4. Jul 31, 2022
    timgr

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  5. Jan 20, 2023
    Dwins1

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    I have a 52 A1. I too need a tank. I will follow your adventures to get ideas
     
  6. Jan 21, 2023
    Lilbuff63

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    I put a rear mounted tank in my ‘58 cj5, had to remove the cross members and I put in a heavy duty skid plate for extra protection. 8F645CB9-0C59-4CAA-A758-963E836BEED2.jpeg

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  7. Jan 23, 2023
    Dwins1

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    How far does it hang below the frame, is it safe from rocks and such?
     
  8. Jan 23, 2023
    Oldpappy

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    It is a pretty common upgrade. With a decent skid plate there should be little problem, and I would much rather have a fuel leak at the rear of the vehicle than under my seat.

    Most vehicles made since the sixties have rear mounted fuel tanks, and part of that is getting the fuel tank out of the passenger compartment, which was a good idea.
     
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    Oldpappy

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    Nice clean installation.
     
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  10. Jan 23, 2023
    Lilbuff63

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    upload_2023-1-23_20-19-5.jpeg
    It sits a little below the frame but tucks up nicely between the leaf springs. Rocks aren’t a problem with the skid plate.
     
  11. Jan 24, 2023
    Fresbone

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    Where is your gas cap/filler?
     
  12. Jan 24, 2023
    Lilbuff63

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    Passenger side rear behind the wheel well where the original spare tire mount was.
     
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  13. Jan 24, 2023
    Fireball

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    From the factory, the '71-'75 rear rank jeeps had the filler above the right tail light so it didn't interfere with the side mount spare. My '71 for example:
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  14. Jan 24, 2023
    Fresbone

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    Thanks. That picture was exactly what I needed. I am also adding reverse signal lights. PO had cheapish trailer lights in back. I'm trying to pretty it up a bit.
     
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  15. Jan 25, 2023
    duffer

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    IME, about the only time you actually use those skid plates is when you are playing in the rocks and loose your line.
     
  16. Jan 25, 2023
    Dwins1

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    That is a great job. Well done
     
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