long range fuel tanks

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does anyone know where to get a long range fueltank fitted in brisbane for a 100 series l/cruiser
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Reply By: Noosa Fox - Thursday, Dec 16, 2004 at 00:37

Thursday, Dec 16, 2004 at 00:37
All the TJM and ARB type stores have long range tanks. Just got a voucher for TJM and they have stores at
Brendale 3889 8555
Coopers Plains 3277 8255
Enoggra 3855 4444
Slack Creek 3208 7811
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Reply By: Bushtracker - Thursday, Dec 16, 2004 at 00:49

Thursday, Dec 16, 2004 at 00:49
Bushtracker here,
My 100 Series has a 170 litre tank fitted by ARB from a Company called "The Long Ranger"... ARB has a variety of tanks, mine is so large that the spare had to be moved out on a carrier that folds over the tail gate.. The standard extra tank goes over the spare underneath, the Long Ranger fills the whole area... I now carry about 260 litres.. Nice not to have to stop if fuel is expensive.

This is however very expensive, all up over $2000 range or more with the spare carrier.. A cheaper way is to order your van with an extended a-frame and up to five jerry can holders on the front for a fraction of the cost... You have to hold the heavy bugger up to pour it in the tank, however that is far more economical. I ended up inventing a rope hanger to hang the plastic jerry can from a roof rack above the fill inlet on one Cruiser, and used a jiggle siphon to put the fuel in the tank... Jerry can holders on the a-frame can be less weight on the Cruiser as well, as where the load sits as percentage related to the distance from the hitch to the suspension, is carried by the suspension... Where on my Cruiser all the weight is on tail of the Cruiser, aft of the axle for maximum effect.

That calculation if anyone wants to know is roughly if the load is one third the distance from the hitch to the suspension, then one third is carried by the suspension. Half way, is roughly half.. Enough from me...

Kind Regards, stg at Bushtracker
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Reply By: TripnTaps - Friday, Dec 17, 2004 at 20:08

Friday, Dec 17, 2004 at 20:08
Hey there 'toski'

Long Ranger tanks are made by Out of Town 4WD at Barnsley NSW. ARB outlets are a distributor of these tanks. They are a great tank - we now have 300litre capacity in our F250 super cab unit ... it is HUGH!

Of course I would expect there may be a saving to get direct from manufacturer so worth a phone call to check the price 02 4953 3288 to compare with ARB outlet and dont forget to tell them your a member of the Bushtracker Owners Group .... might attract a discount.... doesn't hurt to ask and then you have a price to hassle ARB with.

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Helen
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Follow Up By: Turist - Saturday, Dec 18, 2004 at 02:32

Saturday, Dec 18, 2004 at 02:32
Gee wiz Helen, I have seen others give names to Motorhomes, Vans, trucks and tow vehicles, but personalising a fuel tank, wow.
I Grant that it is HUGH (Bad attempt at a pun) but is it also big, large and cuddly?

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Reply By: Bushtracker42 - Thursday, Dec 30, 2004 at 06:18

Thursday, Dec 30, 2004 at 06:18
One thing to note is allow 6-8 weeks at the moment for delivery. I have a ARB ordered since 2nd week in November and still waiting.
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