New Guy from Idaho

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by Squirt, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. Squirt

    Squirt New Member

    Hello All,
    I have a '93 2wd suburban (original owner/ 47k miles) that's lowered on 20's & 22's. I am in the process of trying to modify the 42 gal gas tank to make room for a hidden hitch between it and the new roll pan. I cut 3 inches out of the length of the tank and the 2 halves fit back together flawlessly. In taking it to a local rod shop I'm told there too many issues with flexing, the coating on the inside of the tank, etc, to make welding feasible. So I am looking for a smaller/shorter replacement tank or?? I have also been told that some late '90's 4wd burbs and tahoes had tanks in front of the rear axle which would be great but I have been unable to confirm this with either junk yards or the local GM dealers. I'm ready to just go buy a stock replacement tank and say screw the hitch. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
  2. retired2001

    retired2001 Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Welcome to the site! Have you considered the 30 gal. tank from the "old" Blazer? It may still be too large, but it might be worth a try.
  3. Coolrado

    Coolrado Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    welcome to the site.
  4. Shorty 71

    Shorty 71 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Welcome to the site!!
  5. Pats1pab1

    Pats1pab1 Rockstar 4 Years 500 Posts

    Hey Idaho, welcome to the forum, i'm sure someone will help solve your problem. Good luck
  6. Crakums_GT

    Crakums_GT Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    Welcome to the site. If you're willing to spend the money you can get a custom tank made.

  7. s5belford

    s5belford Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Welcome to the club!
  8. Eddie Z71

    Eddie Z71 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Hi, and welcome to the site!:glasses:
  9. shadowt_t

    shadowt_t Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    welcome to the site
  10. Squirt

    Squirt New Member

    Thank Yous

    Thank you guys for the greetings. Retired 2001 I will look into the older blazer tank, thanks. Crakums GT I've had quotes for around a grand on a custom built tank so I'm looking for other options, thanks.

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