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Old April 4th, 2008, 07:52 AM
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td5 fuel tank into a 300tdi chassis

I'm trying to fit a rear mounted td5 fuel tank (from a 2002 model) into my 300tdi Euro spec chassis (year unknown). Has anyone tried this?

I looks as though I will need to trim the rear x-member so that the tank sits further back, maybe an inch, to get clearance from the diff. It also seems that I will need to fabricate some mountings on the sway-bar brackets to attach the tank retainer/skid guard. As the chassis is galvanised, I would rather not go cutting it about now - does anyone have suggestions?

Are rear mounted 300tdi tanks (assuming such a thing exists) available? How about after-market tanks? How about re-forming the td5 tank with some judicious heat? I've done the usual web and forum search, but this topic doesn't crop up...

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Should have mentioned - it's a 90, not a 110...
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Old April 4th, 2008, 08:14 AM
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Assuming the TD5 tank is like the NAS one - you should check out my pix of mounting a NAS tank in a Tdi chassis (just click on the rebuild link in my sig and scroll through the pix).

It involved cutting off a flange across the rear cross member, removing the sway bar mounts, and adding a couple brackets designed to duplicate the mounts from the NAS chassis. Pendy made the mounts for me, and they work great in a bolt-on application. I used a Slick Rock skid plate to tie it all together, so the plate has a lot more structural strength than the original NAS skid plate.
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Old April 4th, 2008, 09:33 AM
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Thanks, Jim. Is this the bracket that you modified? If so, how much modification was necessary?

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Yes, I cut it back all the way to the crossmember - this bracket is not present on a NAS chassis.

Here are a some pix, one is the flange as present on the freshly galvanized chassis, another after I cut it off (chassis painted black) and a couple of a NAS chassis missing the flange entirely.
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Old April 4th, 2008, 11:18 AM
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Thanks Jim, you're a Scholar. Angle grinder it is then. Is Pendy the Pendy on this list? Do you think he would be willing to part with dimensions for the NAS frame attachment brackets?

Thanks again.

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Happy to help - Pendy is the Pendy - He'd probaby send you the dimensions if you asked nicely - though I'm sure he'd make you a set if you sent him some $$.

You would be able to infer the dimensions if you had a skid plate, and I think you're going to have to buy a TD5 one anyway - perhaps just go find a local TD5 truck and take measurements off that?
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Take measurements of another td5 - wish I could! They're like gold dust over here. I'll drop Pendy a pm. Dimensions would suit me best, as by the time I add on shipping to Oman.....


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Not to confuse things, but there is such a thing as a 300 tdi rear tank...... I think it may be the same as a TD5 other than the drop in unit which has just a guage sender and no pump. The mounting for it however is much different than the NAS or V8 tank and the bracket measurements will differ substantially. You will still need to remove the flange Jim pictured, but will need to add brakets that work with the TD5 tank, not the V8. If you have the skid plate / cradle for the TD5 tank (required) you should be able to see how it fits.

I have one in the shop and could take some pics if needed.
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