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Old 04-29-2010, 10:05 PM
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Went to the pick and pull today and got an aftermarket 31 gal gas tank for $35 with sending unit, straps and skid plate. This one is apparently produced by a local company here in Chico. I was going to do something like this and try for 40 gal but I sure can't for this price.





The low part of the tank sits about 2.5" lower than stock. Here is a pick of the front of the stock tank on my shelf to compare the position of the sending unit.



There are a couple of problems with it, no big deal though. They punched a hole in the bottom to drain it but since it is heavy steel it is easily welded. Also looks like it needs a new o ring for the sending unit. Fill neck is a little short too, no big deal.
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Thats an awesome find.
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not gonna lie im pretty jealous
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wow 31 gal i just hate you hahaha
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yeah my jealousy is kinda strong towards you right now haha
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yeah basically x3
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Old 04-30-2010, 10:04 AM
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Now if I could just get the wife to extend the range of her bladder, I would not have to stop for at least 300 mi
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Nice!! That's a sweet score for sure!!
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Went to the pick and pull today and got an aftermarket 31 gal gas tank for $35 with sending unit, straps and skid plate. This one is apparently produced by a local company here in Chico. I was going to do something like this and try for 40 gal but I sure can't for this price.





The low part of the tank sits about 2.5" lower than stock. Here is a pick of the front of the stock tank on my shelf to compare the position of the sending unit.



There are a couple of problems with it, no big deal though. They punched a hole in the bottom to drain it but since it is heavy steel it is easily welded. Also looks like it needs a new o ring for the sending unit. Fill neck is a little short too, no big deal.
TransferFlow is the name if the company in Chico, they do great work.
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Now if I could just get the wife to extend the range of her bladder, I would not have to stop for at least 300 mi
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Very nice score... congrats. Who is the manufacturer?
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Transfer Flow in Chico, CA
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