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i'd like to put a bigger tank in my fj60.
anybody beside man-a-fre make one?
any of you guys have one for sale?
thanks, georg
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sorry <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0"> Man it anin't free is the only source that I have found. I was in the process of building one but got scared off by the feds. I still may build one for use outside the usa but with all the money needed to get it approved here I just can't take on the project. <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0">
 

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Spectre Off Road, Page 250 part #250-2060 60 Series Long Range replacement tank holds 50 gallons of fuel. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

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I have never spoken to anyone who has an aftrmarket fuel tank for the 60 series that has ever gotten the advertised quanity into that tank! There must be some sort of different meausrement used when building them. <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0">
 

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50 liters?! hell, that's 12.5 gallons or so. my stocker holds more than that!
na, just messin' around. but i hear you guys. just goes to show once again: don't believe everything....... .
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I know the Spectre tank is pretty new for them. It is $845 <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> . But it looks like a really good unit.
 

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hey sloan!
you said: Opposite Lock is in Australia so I would guess liters.
they are probably talking imperial galons, since they used to belong to the british empire and now are part of the commonwealth.
a US gallon is about 3.86 liters where an imperial gallon is about 3.5 liters which would explain the lower than advertised amount of fuel the tank will actually hold.
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All the Kaymar stuff is imported by Man-a-Fre, so if you go to another dealer for a tank, rack or bumper you will probably have to pay more because they go through them anyway and shipping is HUGE on these parts.
 

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All the Kaymar stuff is imported by Man-a-Fre, so if you go to another dealer for a tank, rack or bumper you will probably have to pay more because they go through them anyway and shipping is HUGE on these parts.
and most the kaymar/Long Ranger(gas tanks) stuff comes into ARB in Seattle......then to MAF, at least it use to, I have seen pallets of it heading to CA and even South America.

Personaly I have been very pleased with Man A Fre and would not hesitate to order from them. We had a problem with some of the sliding window for a 60/2, Al(owner) took care of it in a very profesional maner.....I think they are working VERY hard to customer service
 

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I've got the MAF (Long Ranger) replacement tank in Knuckles. It's got all the vents, emission hoses, it's a simple plug and play bolt in. While not 42 gallons as advertised :rolleyes: it's still a lot of gas I figure ~38 gallons (Long Ranger calls it 150 Liters). Currently driving around Pismo on gas bought in Placerville. :D

Sorry, never had any luck finding alternatives before getting this one. You might try Aerotanks(?) in Corona(?) for a custom one.
 

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I did speak beifly with a guy out at Areo tanks who thought he could build me one for a fair price. Never went much further because my 60 was a garage fixture but now that I am moving forward on that project got to look back into a bigger tank.


Hey George you ever have any luck finding anything else??
 

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Yeah i think Aerotank is the solution. And while you are at it-if its custom....you should get a massive one built that covers the tire area and hooks on down to one that runs up the inside of the frame. Last time i took a tape to my 55 i found easy room for 85gallons without hanging below the height of the frame and keeping to simple square box shapes which for the custom guys is easy.

I think the Aero guy quoted me something like $250 for my simple boxed 25gallon--run along the frame-shape and around 300 for the larger one.

For the price of one ARB i think he can make you a 45gallon box to replace the original and spare tire.....and then another 20 gallon rectangle along the frame rail for an easy 65gallons or $130dollar fill up..!

"yeah fill her up.....i will be back in 20minutes"
 

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Remember gas weighs a lot when fabbing these big tanks. Hey PismoJim, what all was involved in the hooking up of the Man-A-Fre tank?
 

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Hey PismoJim, what all was involved in the hooking up of the Man-A-Fre tank?
Remove the tire carrier cross member and existing tank. Bolt new tank it into existing holes. Plumb a few hoses and vents. Oh yeah, put extension on the stock sender unit and install in new tank.

Actually, I simply drove down to MAF and let them install it. :flipoff2:

It did seem pretty simple after seeing it done.

BTW, it's always been fairly protected, but I did put my first dent in it on my last Rubicon run. Dang crawler gears are putting bigger rocks under the rig on the more "creative" lines. :p The tank is tough and still looks good after taking a hit.
 

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Just a few things to add...

I had a good customer looking to upgrade his fuel capacity on his FJ60, didn't want to pay the MAF prices and thought that there must be other solutions...

1. Called Aerotech, was told they no longer make one for that model due to Federal Regulations? They do list in on their website however.

2. Custom, probably the easiest for somone with fab skilss, but the time and materials will add up quickly.

Oh yeah gas weighs anywhere from 5.8-7.2 lbs per gallon, so 40+ gallon tanks get very heavy... :D
 
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