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Old March 5th, 2005, 08:54 PM
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WTB: NAS 90 rear gas tank

I'm looking for a NAS type rear gas tank to fit into a non NAS spec 90 that has the side tank. Thanks.

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Old March 5th, 2005, 09:47 PM
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Newer Tdi's have plastic rear tanks, and I think you're going to have to fabricate support brackets either way. Definitely compare the pro's & cons of each before you commit. I think George at RDS has some new style Tdi tanks.

I installed my NAS tank in a Tdi frame so I'd have two tanks. Attached is a pic of what I came up with. Pendy fabbed the brackets for me, and I ended up just bolting them to the chassis (most holes were already there). A Slick Rock Fabrication skid plate ties it all together.

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BTW - I hybridized my NAS exhaust with a Tdi center section so I only have one muffler (the center one) since the NAS exhaust goes around tank.
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Old March 5th, 2005, 10:15 PM
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Looks good Jim.

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Old March 5th, 2005, 10:21 PM
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Thanks Jim - I couldnt find anyone to come out to my house to weld the brackets on, so I bolted them so I could get the truck on the road. It came out well enough that I havent bothered getting them welded. I'm not running the sway bars anyway, so all they are doing is holding up the tank.
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Old March 7th, 2005, 08:28 AM
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Jim, how do you fill the tank? I would like to do the same.... Pendy, how much for the brackets?
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Old March 7th, 2005, 10:03 AM
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Randy - I converted my NAS into a Tdi, so I have the rear filler. I installed a filler cap in the top of the front tank, so I just lift the seat to fill it.

RDS has aluminum filler recesses already fabricated if you want to add a rear one (I think the pix I saw of your truck had the front one only right?)
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Old March 7th, 2005, 01:17 PM
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RDS has aluminum filler recesses already fabricated if you want to add a rear one (I think the pix I saw of your truck had the front one only right?)
Jim, do you know off hand how much George is charging for the NAS filer recess?
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Old March 7th, 2005, 03:00 PM
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I dont know what he wants, but he had a box of about 20 of them sitting in the shop last year. You'd have to buy a filler neck, tube, and gasket, and then cut a hole for the filler neck. And naturally you'd have to cut a hole in the body for the filler recess itself.

The filler recess isnt NAS per-se, its just something he had made.

Bear in mind that putting an arch-topped opening in front of the wheel well would require modifying the wheel well itself (note how your rear filler goes above the rivet-line). Tdi's have a square-topped opening. I think mixing the two would look like butt. I didnt want to mess with cutting the body, so thats why I did what I did.

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If anyone wants to upgrade their fuel system, I built mine out of stainless tubing, braided hoses, fittings, and valves made by Swagelok. The switchover valves are mounted on the passenger side, just opposite of the parking brake. Very convenient and inobtrusive, and there are no electric solenoid valves in the system.
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I have the front fill.. I would like to try to set it up to use that filler but go to the rear tank.. what does anyone think?
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Old March 7th, 2005, 04:31 PM
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There is a sweet product for the land crusier that fills two tanks from one neck, but I couldnt rationalize how to get the fuel to flow properly to both defender tanks from a single neck.

If my truck had been set up like yours, I would not have hesitated to install an access hatch in the load floor like a rangie. It wouldnt be terribly inconvenient to fill up unless you had a big load, and it would facilitate access to the hoses.
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Old March 7th, 2005, 11:19 PM
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Jim, how do you fill the tank? I would like to do the same.... Pendy, how much for the brackets?

Big $

I did Jim C's when I was romancing him to buy his leftover frame cheap. But mudrover beat me to it so I just did it to help Jim C out. He did pay a chunk of $ but I think he spent a few hours lining it up. Ask him if it was worth it. Then if you still want one, extole my legendary status on the world wide web and I will quote you a price according to your efforts.

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Well that was interesting
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