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Am i the only person who wants to see an aux fuel tank?

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Sounds pretty bold. I think that's rad but if it were me considering that level of custom fab work, I would at least wait until a factory replacement is available in case everything goes south and I need to revert back.
I think after market fuel tanks are only a dream. NHTSA testing and liability are draw backs.
Yes there will be jerry cans and spare tire tanks but noting that will use the OEM fill and not at least require some form of manually pumping the fuel.
I have designed fuel tanks for some ADA modified vehicles and had them 301 tested at the TRC center in Ohio. I have a pretty good idea of what it takes to make it work safely.
Now whether I do it is another story. I'll definitely drive the new vehicle for a while before doing anything.
A distance of 550 miles to fill up would be nice though!
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I think after market fuel tanks are only a dream. NHTSA testing and liability are draw backs.
Yes there will be jerry cans and spare tire tanks but noting that will use the OEM fill and not at least require some form of manually pumping the fuel.
I have designed fuel tanks for some ADA modified vehicles and had them 301 tested at the TRC center in Ohio. I have a pretty good idea of what it takes to make it work safely.
Now whether I do it is another story. I'll definitely drive the new vehicle for a while before doing anything.
A distance of 550 miles to fill up would be nice though!
Why ” …only a dream.”? A number of manufacturers make and sell exactly that kind of fuel tanks for all of the major pickup truck brands. I expect the market would be much smaller for the Bronco but it seems to be an attractive niche to fill.
 

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Why ” …only a dream.”? A number of manufacturers make and sell exactly that kind of fuel tanks for all of the major pickup truck brands. I expect the market would be much smaller for the Bronco but it seems to be an attractive niche to fill.
The only place an after market tank can be added is on the passenger side. ( There just aren’t any options) This means the drive shaft has to be crossed.
Thus the tank would have to include:
1) It’s own fill tube and an additional transfer pump.
or
2) A tank molded so as to go over the drive shaft. This would require replacing the OEM tank.
or
3) An additional tank that ties into the OEM tank.

IMO option 2 would be the only option not a huge liability issue.
 

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Dual tanks would really give that nostalgic feel of the old Ford switching valves and fuel sender only working on one tank. Miss those days.
 

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Yea that's the one. it's on my list. My utility trailer project came with two four gallon rotopacks. I could feed my generator and the Bronco for a few days off grid with twenty Ford gallons, ten behind the spare, and eight roto. Still have to make a town run, but it will do.
 

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My '75 had 2 factory tanks 13 & 10 and I added a 3rd 10. That 13 gal on the 2 door is really not going to work unless all you do is go to the market. The 2.7 with 35's is never going to see 20mpg,, 16-17 is more real.
 

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(I also want to see an aux fuel tank)
 

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So a couple times a year, I go hunting for a week-10 days, sometimes in more remote areas (2 hours from a gas station). Extended range would be a really really nice feature for me. I have never seen it mentioned, and I think it would be awesome. With the already kind limited cargo space, especially on the 2 door (which is what I think I want) i would really like to see an option for a big tank. Or an auxiliary tank.
Yes, it has been discussed on here before. On a two door , it will never happen, as there is no room underneath on that side. Possibly on the 4 door, a larger tank, but also limited by room.
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So a couple times a year, I go hunting for a week-10 days, sometimes in more remote areas (2 hours from a gas station). Extended range would be a really really nice feature for me. I have never seen it mentioned, and I think it would be awesome. With the already kind limited cargo space, especially on the 2 door (which is what I think I want) i would really like to see an option for a big tank. Or an auxiliary tank.
I would like an aux tank too!
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