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Old 10-13-2016, 07:06 PM
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I have a 95 XLT short box 4x4. Bought a southern box but the gas filler is in front of the rear axle. My truck's filler is rear of the axle. Can I change to a front tank without too much trouble?
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Not "without too much trouble" but it's very possible. All the holes for gas tank straps should already be in the frame. You'll need a different filler neck, youll have to move the power plug, and you'll have to change or modify the rear section of your fuel line set.
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Thanks Chris! Found out that the transfer case is in the way of a "Midship" gas tank on a short box 4 X 4. Exchanged the box with the dealer for a dual tank, just won't use the front filler. thanks, again. dmc
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Interesting... I knew the shortbox got the smaller tank, now I'll have to watch for any 4x4 s/boxes with more than one tank. Seems like an off road vehicle is where you'd really want the extra fuel capacity; maybe some members with similar trucks could chime in here with what they have.
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The regular cab short bed 4x4's MOSTLY only got the rear tank because of clearance issues with the front tank. There was a thread about this awhile back in the main section. I learned something new that day.

I have seen some with two tanks so either that was an option or somebody did some creative swapping.

And I agree, it seems really, really stupid to only have 18 gallons of gas on a 4x4.
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