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Fuel tank and parts vendor?

Discussion in 'Intermediate CJ-5/6/7/8' started by luckde, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. Oct 20, 2008
    luckde

    luckde New Member

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    I'm trying to locate a tank, filler tube, skidplate and mounting hardware for a 73 cj. While several sources have tanks witht the statement of requires OEM skid plate, I can't seem to find one.

    Currently my CJ has a fuel cell where the back seat used to be, I would really like to return the fuel tank to the stock location, and replace the backseat.

    Thanks for your comments.

    Dennis
     
  2. Oct 20, 2008
    bkd

    bkd Moderator Supreme Staff Member

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    try the vendors in this thread
    http://www.earlycj5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25203
    I found mine on craigslist for $75 complete, just needed hose......might try ebay as well
    Good luck, Jim S.
    ps....try placing a wanted to buy ad in the classifieds here as well
     
  3. Oct 21, 2008
    switznd

    switznd New Member

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    I recently asked the same question. If you go with a plastic tank there is only one manufacturer MTS, I suggest you purchase direct and not from one of the many vendors. They will also be able to provide you with any additional components you may require. Also try http://www.jeepdoc.com, as far as I've found they have great service and prices.

    http://www.mtscompany.com/index.htm

    Good luck
     
  4. Oct 21, 2008
    luckde

    luckde New Member

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    Thanks Guys,

    I haven't been a jeep owner all that long, however I'm starting to get the feeling that parts for a 76 and newer jeep are far more easier to come by.

    While I'm sure many can be made to work, I haven't got the feel for what can, and what won't yet.
     
  5. Oct 21, 2008
    timgr

    timgr Jeepin' Nerd 2020 Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    I recall someone here used a skid plate from a Trooper II? If you can't find the OEM skid plate, that or a later skid plate might be workable options.

    Yes indeed. The intermediates have comparatively poor parts support. You just have to be more resourceful. Most of the service parts for the drivetrain are still readily available, but things like skid plates, heater cables, battery boxes, etc. have no aftermarket support.
     

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