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Old August 14th, 2013, 11:00 PM
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Need to buy a NAS fuel tank

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This is my dream car. This is the car that took over a decade for me to find and buy. This is the car that I've owned and restored for four months but have only been able to drive for a few miles before my fuel tank gave out. (Search "melted fuel tank" for more details) I love this truck but now I'm stuck. The melted tank that I initially thought was simply deformed but still in good shape is no longer holding fuel.

I'm hoping someone out there has a NAS fuel tank they are willing to part with. Someone please have mercy on me and sell me your tank or point me to someone that will.

Please help this poor soul get this rig running in time to enjoy at least one warm week of warm summer weather....
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Old August 14th, 2013, 11:27 PM
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I would try a local fuel tank maker if California hasn't banned them yet.


No I'm dead serious, that wasn't a joke about California.
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Old August 15th, 2013, 01:38 AM
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If somebody come up with a cheaper alternative to Kensington that will be welcomed.
I'm convinced these tanks won't survive ethanol long term.
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Old August 15th, 2013, 01:41 AM
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You could always fit a ROW side tank in place of your passenger side storage box and fit a NAS 110/steel tank RRC pump and plumb that in. Would be cheaper than an NAS tank.
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Old August 15th, 2013, 01:56 AM
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I've seen a couple of posts about those options. Ill look into them as well. At this point I prefer a solution that would help me keep the truck with its stock fuel tank configuration.
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Old August 15th, 2013, 09:17 AM
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Considering the NAS tanks are about as easily found as unicorn tears, you might want to start seriously looking at alternative options.
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Old August 15th, 2013, 09:22 AM
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Given a TD5 tank goes in the same place ... Whats the effort to retro fit one of those. They are cheap and abundant in the UK.
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Old August 15th, 2013, 09:34 AM
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If somebody come up with a cheaper alternative to Kensington that will be welcomed.
I'm convinced these tanks won't survive ethanol long term.


chris - please tell me about these.... i have a client with a leaky tank in "upstate" ny and needs / wants a new one.

thanks!
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Old August 15th, 2013, 10:26 AM
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chris - please tell me about these.... i have a client with a leaky tank in "upstate" ny and needs / wants a new one.

thanks!
Post 12 has contact information

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ght=kensington
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Old August 15th, 2013, 10:38 AM
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Bani, you should have bought that one that BOBCAT110 had for sale here a few months ago. It seemed like no one wanted it at the time, now everyone needs it.
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Old August 15th, 2013, 10:56 AM
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Couldn't you get a custom tank made out of Aluminum or similar pretty cheap? Paint it black and no one will ever know... Unless you bring it to the Concourse Show.

You might even be able to make it slightly larger, giving you another 15 miles in range.
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Old August 15th, 2013, 11:32 AM
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Old August 15th, 2013, 03:50 PM
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Was this purchased already?

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ad.php?t=39250
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Old August 15th, 2013, 06:04 PM
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Josh, I've been kicking myself for not picking that up. I've been on a tight budget and have already gone way over. Sold my other car to make up some of the cost. And now my daily driver needs a water pump. When it rains it pours
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Old August 15th, 2013, 07:16 PM
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I dont know what they cost, but yes the Kensington one is pricey at $2500 not including shipping.
That does include a new fuel pump and sender as well as a built in skid plate and not sure if he said powdercoated or anodized. Probably PC.
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I have an excellent used NAS tank for sale. Contact SafariHP and they'll hook you up.
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Old August 15th, 2013, 10:52 PM
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Thanks! Sent them a message. Hope to hear from them soon. I'll try calling tomorrow as well.
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Old August 16th, 2013, 12:44 AM
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If not I suggest we enlist diesel jim's help in determining how similar/different the td5 tanks are. My bet is it would be easy to use those. This is going to become a problem for lots of people going forward imo.
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Old August 16th, 2013, 03:12 AM
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Scott, depending on how my search goes, I may have to end up doing that. But if I do go down the path of having a custom tank built and get all the additional parts needed, I think I'll build at least five. That way we can have 4 more for those that need them in the future.
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