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Old 12-14-2008, 06:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Under bed Aux fuel tank

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You want an additional fuel tank? Or just a larger one? I believe Transferflow makes quite a bit larger tank for the short beds, it fit's where the stock one is.
Otherwise, under the bed where the spare goes you could fit one, others have done that, though I do not know what tanks they used.
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I don't think anyone makes an under-the-bed extra diesel tank for our trucks. Some folks have cobbled together the fabrication required to mount a fuel tank where the spare tire resides, but that requires lots of fabrication. Some have used the diesel tank from an Excursion, which is about 40 gallons and is behind the rear axle.

But that's a heck of a project, so most people settle for replacing the stock tank with a bigger one from transferflow.com

"For 1999-2007 Ford crew cab and extended cab pickups with a 6 1/2 foot bed, a 46 gallon replacement fuel tank is available."

Click on this link: Ford pickup replacement tanks
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Transferflow, has replacement tanks for under the bed. Up to 47 gallon on a shortbed and up to 60 gallon if you have a long bed.

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Hey SMoKEY,, your right!
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I got a 55 gallon Aero Tank under my bed as a replacement. They also make a 55 gallon for the short beds too. I know because I installed one on my brother in laws '01 F250 SB. The price is good too. AeroTanks-we specialize in auxiliary fuel tanks.
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I would like to see what the 55 gallon Aero tank looks like in a short bed (like mine). My next mod will be a larger tank, but the 47 gallon Transferflow was the only one I thought would fit.
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AeroTanks makes auxiliary tanks which replace the spare tire. They have installation kits as well which are fairly simple to install if you've got more than a single screwdriver in your garage. Personally though, I don't like the idea of wandering around without a spare tire.
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I looked into installing an aftermarket auxiliary fuel tank and the only thing I didn't like was that they hang lower than the factory. If I remember correctly they were lower than the trany and I was afraid of snagging it when hunting.

I installed a fuel tank tool box combo. It has a 60 gallon capacity and still allows me to store some tools. It was only around 700 from Northern tools. It dumps into the fill neck of the OE tank. I've had it for around 3 years and haven't had any trouble or leaks.
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Transfer Flow

Transfer Flow are top of the line!
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Try Titan Tanks as well. They use High Density Cross-Linked Polyethylene in their tanks, and are injection molded:

Ford Large Capacity Diesel Fuel Tanks for Pickup Trucks ~ TITAN Diesel Fuel Tanks: The Leader in Aftermarket Fuel Tanks

CC SB's can hold 51 gallons with their tank....
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Post Not a fan of Transfer Flow.

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Transfer Flow are top of the line!
I wouldn't take one if you gave it to me. They are made of aluminumized steel which can rust causing problems for your injectors.

Look Here. This company doesn't make an under the bed tank, but they do build custom built tanks and use all aluminum or stainless steel.

The only connection that I have with this company is that I am a customer who has bought a tank from them.

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