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BeratE
09-03-2010, 08:03 AM
In hunting for pictures of my doors for sale, I discovered a gas tank that needs a new home.

This is a new tank for the early 40's and is, not surprisingly, in perfect shape. The only blemishes are from moving it around the garage.

Specter wants $400 for these, I would like $250

Again, please email bobhdj@hotmail.com, as I check it more regularly
Thanks

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c112/bobhdj/1966%20FJ40/DSCN3287.jpg

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c112/bobhdj/1966%20FJ40/DSCN3289.jpg

Uncle Ben
09-03-2010, 09:25 AM
What year is it from? Has it had fuel in it?

Dr. Schlegs
09-03-2010, 09:34 AM
I looks to be a Early - 9/72. I have the same style in mine (9/72). I think this was the point that they switched over, because there is a distinction in the lengh of the float. I can see the wear marks from the holddown straps. I assume it was installed at one point in time as a result of the wear marks.

Air Randy
09-03-2010, 12:11 PM
UB, stop being such a grouch, he was just trying to be helpful :rolleyes:

You do know you can get these tanks brand new from CCOT for $220 and that includes a new sending unit & gasket?

BeratE
09-03-2010, 12:38 PM
Thanks for the comments. As stated this is the early-72 style tank. I never strapped it in, but also was not the one who purchased it originally, so I am not sure if it was fitted at some point. I was told it has never had fuel in it, but never removed the protective paper covers to check.

As far as the CCOT price, what you posted is for the 73-78 style tank, and for a replica. They do not make a replica, as far as I know, for this style. Their price is $350 for what I am offering.

I think I might have a Toyota sending unit around somewhere that I could include with the tank.

Air Randy
09-03-2010, 01:05 PM
I have one in my 69, fits perfectly, and since they're galvanized they will outlast an OEM tank.

"These parts will fit older FJ40s (pre 9/'72) & allow them to convert to this later model tank set-up.

CCOT's new tank is exactly like the original in every feature, measurement, fitting and metal thickness. Replica tank is made with galvanized steel to prevent rust."

nuclearlemon
09-04-2010, 07:49 AM
early to 72 actually entails 3 different tanks. early to 65 fuel tanks take a different fitting at the feed hose iirc, not sure what the difference is in late 60s to 71 and 71-72 tanks was. might have been a threaded fitting vs hose, or possibly a return system. after 72, there were extra ports for the vapor canister.

ub has a 64 fj40.

Uncle Ben
09-04-2010, 10:09 AM
early to 72 actually entails 3 different tanks. early to 65 fuel tanks take a different fitting at the feed hose iirc, not sure what the difference is in late 60s to 71 and 71-72 tanks was. might have been a threaded fitting vs hose, or possibly a return system. after 72, there were extra ports for the vapor canister.

ub has a 64 fj40.

Thanks Ige! I started to post that but deleted that and my other posts as you can't educate "experts" and I'm done trying.

Air Randy
09-04-2010, 01:07 PM
I'm certainly no expert and have never claimed to be one. If you want an OEM tank that is an exact replacement then follow Ige's guidance. If you want a tank that will physically fit in the space and will work just fine with very minor modifications, then the CCOT tank is an option, thats all I'm sayin'.

Dr. Schlegs
09-04-2010, 08:37 PM
I'm certainly no expert and have never claimed to be one.

Likewise, Simply offering some information.