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anyone know of a source for a new gas tank? This is for a short bed 75-80 (and I assume ...


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Old 05-14-2015, 03:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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anyone know of a source for a new gas tank? This is for a short bed 75-80 (and I assume Rams up to 83) truck. I need a new tank, no one sells them. All the pick and pulls around here perforate their tanks as soon as they get the vehicle to drain them. Such a waste.

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Can you salvage a tank from one of your other trucks? I was reading online that the width of the different sized tanks should be the same for those years, just the length might be a little different. Also, if the plastic tank is cracked I guess you can repair it.


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maybe you could see about finding a plastic welder. they should probably be able to fix it for you. could also see about trying to find someone parting out a truck.


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out of the 3 trucks I have 2 are in-cab gas tanks and my 78 is missing its tank. my 72 was the original project and the 73 and 78 were donor trucks. now that I've taken a close look at them the 72 and 78 are salvageable. So I now have 2 projects going instead of one. Please no one tell my wife...

so I'm trying to piece together a 72 stepside and the 78 regular side (is it called fleetside?) shortbed. I'll probably have to go custom fuel tank from the looks of it. Or I could just recheck my sanity...

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