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Old 04-28-2017, 10:40 PM
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Replacement Fuel Tanks

This has probably been brought up before, but I'm having issues with the search function on my phone. Where is the best place to get quality replacement fuel tanks for these trucks? Does anyone make plastic tanks that fit in the stock locations? In my 79 f-150 the front tank has a hole that needs patched, likely from a rock between the tank and skid plate, and the rear tank is full of rust. Both sending units need replaced also. Was thinking about just replacing everything so it's all new.
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Old 04-28-2017, 10:54 PM
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I don't know about plastic, but Dennis Carpenter had the steel aft tanks, don't know about other locations though.
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Old 04-29-2017, 05:16 AM
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As Duncan said, the rear(aft) metal tanks are readily available. The front, plastic tanks are as scarce as Boy George's man card. I have searched for about 10 years for a replacement and never found one, other than used ones at salvage yards that are in worse shape than mine. The shroud that holds the plastic tank in place is also not available anywhere. This is important because the ONLY thing holding the tank in place is the shroud.
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Old 04-29-2017, 11:58 AM
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Now my truck is different as it's a 72 in cab tank but I would also recommend LMC trucks as they were the only one to have the correct 19.5 gallon tank for my 72.

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Old 04-29-2017, 01:39 PM
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Bronco Graveyard is also another good source.
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I see a few places have Spectra brand front steel tanks listed for my truck. One review said it didn't fit though. Is that the issue, the ones that are available don't fit in the shroud?

LMC doesn't have a front tank listed for my truck.

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Bronco Graveyard is listing plastic side mount tanks... http://shop.broncograveyard.com/Side...products/1301/

However, they state it does not replace the factory plastic tank.
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Now my truck is different as it's a 72 in cab tank but I would also recommend LMC trucks as they were the only one to have the correct 19.5 gallon tank for my 72.
The in-cab 19.5 gallon tank is reproduced by Blue Oval Truck Parts (Anaheim CA), sold to the other repro parts sellers and the general public alike.

FoMoCo replaced the 18 gallon in-cab tank used on 1961/69 F100/800 (C1TZ-9002-K) with this 1970/72 F100/750 19.5 gallon tank (D0TZ-9002-A) for use as a "service part replacement."
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The in-cab 19.5 gallon tank is reproduced by Blue Oval Truck Parts (Anaheim CA), sold to the other repro parts sellers and the general public alike.

FoMoCo replaced the 18 gallon in-cab tank used on 1961/69 F100/800 (C1TZ-9002-K) with this 1970/72 F100/750 19.5 gallon tank (D0TZ-9002-A) for use as a "service part replacement."
At the time Blue oval had none on hand but LMC did so that is why I went with them although blue oval is probably where LMC truck got the tank. The difference in the 18 gal vs the 19.5 was the 19.5 had 5 fasteners across the top pinch weld vs three on the 18 gal. Also there are two different 19.5 gal tanks for 70/72 one with emissions ports and connections charcoal canister and one without. I chose to replace mine with the one without and the side effect of this is the fuel filler neck on the tank is shorter requiring a longer rubber connector or gas cap filler neck to compensate for this change.
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At the time Blue oval had none on hand but LMC did so that is why I went with them although blue oval is probably where LMC truck got the tank. The difference in the 18 gal vs the 19.5 was the 19.5 had 5 fasteners across the top pinch weld vs three on the 18 gal. Also there are two different 19.5 gal tanks for 70/72 one with emissions ports and connections charcoal canister and one without. I chose to replace mine with the one without and the side effect of this is the fuel filler neck on the tank is shorter requiring a longer rubber connector or gas cap filler neck to compensate for this change.
Some 1970/72 F100's came with Evaporative Emission (Evap/Em) which was mandatory in sold new in CA Passenger Cars, E100 & F100 & Bronco.

Other states may have mandated Evap/Em as well.
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