1993 FJ 80 build

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mr bill

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ARB front bumper.
10K warn with syn. rope
2-3" old man emu
38.5 gallon stock tank replacement
ARB steel roof rack
33" BF good. all terrain t/a Ko2 on 17" very heavy blackrock steel rims.
Second batt with Isolater
Rhino fox wing awning
Center diff lock button
Safari knock off

Later
rock sliders
rear bumper w/ tire mount and ladder
two drawer system.
12V frig/freezer.
LED lighting
 
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NorthStar96

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Just stating.
ARB front bumper.
10K warn with syn. rope
2-3" old man emu
40 gallon stock tank replacement
ARB steel roof rack
33" BF good. all terrain t/a Ko2 on 17" very heavy blackrock steel rims.

Later
rock sliders
rear bumper w/ tire mount and ladder
two drawer system.
12V frig/freezer.
LED lighting
@mr bill Could you please provide me with some info on the 40 gal replacement tank? Make? mfr? price? URL? thanks in advance!
 

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Wow 40 gallon tank. I though the 34 gallon tank on my RC was a mother to fill up. I like your build start doing some of the same for my RC but I will have to wait on bonus time in the spring.
 

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Just stating.
ARB front bumper.
10K warn with syn. rope
2-3" old man emu
40 gallon stock tank replacement
ARB steel roof rack
33" BF good. all terrain t/a Ko2 on 17" very heavy blackrock steel rims.
Second batt with Isolater
Rhino fox wing awning
Center diff lock button
Safari knock off

Later
rock sliders
rear bumper w/ tire mount and ladder
two drawer system.
12V frig/freezer.
LED lighting
@mr bill, you know the rules, pics or it never happened.
I've had a long ranger in my '80 for a long time now, they are great. Except at fill up. And hauling around 350lbs of extra weight. But the range is awesome.
Were you able to get a dual tank factory fill neck?
C'mon man, pics.
 

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The Long Ranger fit in the spare tire spot right?
If this is so nobody has one in the US for sale.

Pictures soon if is not one-o-hot after work. Sat morn for sure.

I should fix my post true 38 1/2 gallon is what I got into first fill from dry. Just rounded to 40
 

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Aahh, I either assumed or mis-read, probably a little of both, but I now realize that this is a stock big tank replacement, nice work! And a good upgrade as well. Mine is actually the aux tank that does fit in the spare tire space, more of a pain to fill, then transfer to the main.
Still need the pics though! Haha... What's your location? Hot there, eh? Your 80 sounds a lot like mine.
 

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Hey @mr bill When you snap some pics, get a couple under the truck of the fuel tank. I just got a Slee rear bumper so I have a few options on range extension but still in the research stage. @fj80toyman Do you have the OEM aux tank in the spare location?
 

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Aahh, I either assumed or mis-read, probably a little of both, but I now realize that this is a stock big tank replacement, nice work! And a good upgrade as well. Mine is actually the aux tank that does fit in the spare tire space, more of a pain to fill, then transfer to the main.
Still need the pics though! Haha... What's your location? Hot there, eh? Your 80 sounds a lot like mine.
I'll still get some pictures. it was 106 when I got after work, didn't feel like laying on the asphalt. Sacramento area.

Hey @mr bill When you snap some pics, get a couple under the truck of the fuel tank. I just got a Slee rear bumper so I have a few options on range extension but still in the research stage. @fj80toyman Do you have the OEM aux tank in the spare location?
I have a stock replacement tank. I saw those but didn't like that you have to transfer to main instead of running off a different of your choice. I'm thinking about a Kaymar rear bumper.. double spare or spare and ladder. They are all big bucks.

I knew I should've taken welding and not electric shop.
Spare tire space may become air and water tank space.
 
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Hey @mr bill When you snap some pics, get a couple under the truck of the fuel tank. I just got a Slee rear bumper so I have a few options on range extension but still in the research stage. @fj80toyman Do you have the OEM aux tank in the spare location?
@shoredreamer a long time ago when Man-A-Fre was up in simi, I bought it from them. Mr. Bill is right, it's a bit of a pain transferring the fuel from tank to tank. Biggest problem is where the pump has to live is a hostile, hot environment and I'm on my 3rd pump.
I did look into switching into the fuel system so I could just pump directly from either but there were too many complications, so the easy way was to just transfer.
The one I bought was LRA, I don't know if they're still around, stands for Long Range Australia I think.
All that said, the added range has been invaluable. I could get 200 miles between fills, now I go 600 easy all things being equal.
Should be noted that I also have the heaviest duty rear springs from OME.

Dan
 
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If I remember correctly, Long Ranger and Long Range Australia are different brands, but I also haven't heard of any availability of those either.
BTW, man-a-fre is now in Henderson, NV. But they don't sell either tanks, probably not worth the trouble.
 

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If I remember correctly, Long Ranger and Long Range Australia are different brands, but I also haven't heard of any availability of those either.
BTW, man-a-fre is now in Henderson, NV. But they don't sell either tanks, probably not worth the trouble.
Man-a-fre is where I got mine.

Just a little funny one.

A non four wheeler asked me about my man-a-fre sticker in the back window.
I told him it was a very special club of men that get together at burning man. you should've seen there look.:wink:
 

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Thanks guys for sharing your info. Both setups sound like they do the job well. At this point I'm just happy that with the Slee bumper I don't have to carry fuel on the roof anymore.
 
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@mr bill, you know the rules, pics or it never happened.
I've had a long ranger in my '80 for a long time now, they are great. Except at fill up. And hauling around 350lbs of extra weight. But the range is awesome.
Were you able to get a dual tank factory fill neck?
C'mon man, pics.
Pictures...
tank 1.jpg


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