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Ford Truck Club Forum > FORD F-250 | F-350 SERIES | SUPER DUTY > 1948-1986 Ford F250 | F350



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Old August 25th, 2013, 08:27 AM
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In the middle of my 1977 F250 restoration (father / son project!) and I can't seem to find the right gas tanks for our truck. Our truck only has one tank in it. It is a square metal box that hangs from the pickup bed on the driver side and just behind the cab. Not sure if that is even the right tank. As I search I continue to find gas tank options for behind-the-seat, which mine had and I don't want, hanging them from the pickup bed, a small one behind the axle and a long rectangular option that looks to run the length of the frame under the bed.
My primary goal is to find which options are sure to fit my truck, install at least one of them now, and not spend too much on it. We still have a long way to go on our project $-)
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Hello mrtief. I'm having a similar issue. I want to remove the tank from inside and have one betwine the Frame behind the rear axle. I have the 76 f250 highboy. So fram is not the same as the f350 and F159 or even the f250 2x4. I see you have a 77 f250. Not sure if its the 77 1/2 year. If so it would be a low boy and you can get any gas tanks from any f series other then the high boys. But if it is indead a high boy the the choices are very limited. 1 you can either build or have someone build you a tank. 2 use an in bed tank. Or 3 and the one I think I'll use is use a mid 80s Bronco II tank. I believe it's something like 23-25 gal. Not sure if I helped.

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Hey TwoStroke,
Mine is a highboy with a manufacturing date of 12/76.... Sounds like I might be searching for a long time to find the right tanks or someone to build one for me. I also have a 76 f250 which I pulled some body parts from and won't need the rest of it. It has a behind the axle tank, which I learned won't fit.... My frame is narrower than the 76... I'm going to get rid the 76 very soon if you want that tank or other parts from it. I'm in NW Iowa... Not sure if that helps you or not... Thanks for the info!
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It would only fit if the 76 f250 is a 4x4. If it is how big is the tank? I have a 460 so it sucks gas like a 10 year old with a big gulp.

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lmc has saddle tank that sit outside of the frame in front of the rear tires. might try that?

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TwoStroke,
Sorry for the delay on this response.... The in-frame gas tank on that 76 had holes in it and very rusty. I got the remaining pieces of the 76 (parts truck) hauled to the junkyard now.


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