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I'm sure this has been answered somewhere but I couldn't find exactly what I was looking for. If someone has a link another thread by all means point me in the right direction...

I have a "snorkel" gas tank that is completely rusted out from my pre 09/72 FJ40. The only replacements I've really seen are some OEM ones which seem pretty spendy. What other years can I use in the 72? I think the dimensions are pretty much the same or are they not? What about the fill tube going into the tank? Is that going to matter if I have the snorkel and the later years are different? I found a tank from a 78 in great shape that's selling for a good price and just want to make sure it'll work before pulling the trigger. Thanks...

Jake
 

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71 and 72 are the only years that will just drop in if you still have all the emissions. SOR shows 9/71 to 9/72 but I'm pretty sure emission were the same in 71 as 72. Looking at your build thread I see you have a 72 model not a 73. 9/72 was the change over month but yours is a 72 model. The 73-78 was a different design. Could maybe be made to work but the fill neck and shape are different. The early gas tanks out of a FJ40 should work if your not using emissions. 65 and earlier had a different sending unit which would be hard to find. If you find a pre 66 tank sending unit you will have to match the fuel gauge to match.
 
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I have an early 72 gas tank that is in good condition. Took it out to replace it with a 20 gal installed over rear axle. contact me and make an offer. can send a couple of pics when I get back this weekend.
 

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