Gas Tank

2013-08-17_21-09-54_913So one of the things I’ve wanted to fix for quite a while is the gas tank filler going straight out the back of the Jeep. The biggest problem this causes is I cannot fill my tank more than half full before gas starts pouring onto the ground. Obviously I don’t try to fill it up that far but really it needs to be up on the side like all other Jeeps.

Issues with trying to relocate the gas tank filler neck is this tank is completely custom…. Which basically means we found it in a junkyard and it was the best fit to the space in the back of the Jeep.

Relocating step 1. Cut out and place the new filler neck mount. Completed image included for reference

 

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Step 2 is plan out how to get a sealed passage of fuel from the new location to the back of the gas tank. Finding moulded rubber to accomdate the shape needed at the appropriate 2″ diameter was almost nonesistent. I did find a couple super flexible 2″ rubber hose that would work for the whole length but it was prohibitively expensive; a couple dollars an inch. End result was welded metal attached by rubber at each end. The fuel grade rubber was still fairly pricey at $40 for the 90 degree angle piece and $32 for 1 foot of the “flexible” straight part.

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