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gas tank what years fit

Discussion in 'FJ45 Owners Club' started by kkt, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. kkt

    kkt

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    Will the tank from a 71 FJ40 fit in a 66-67 Fj45 Lwb pu. I thought the size changed in 1970, anyone know the answer?
     
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    yes it will, but you have to bend over the rear lip. I just did this on my 66 lwb, bought new from Toyota stock (tank for early 70s FJ40) and it virtually dropped into the 66 FJ45 lwb.
     
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    I don't remember about the rear seam needing to be bent over but I do know the fill neck is at the wrong angle. The 45 pickups are about 45 degrees while the FJ40s are close to 90 degrees. A FJ40 tank from 1961 to 9/72 should be make to work with out to much trouble.

    John
     
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    The rear tank seam hits the standing seam in the back of the cab......a lot.:frown: The front standing seam hits the tubing of the seat frame quite a bit too. And as John said the filler necks are different.

    When I installed one of these for a customer, I cut the neck down just a couple of inches above the tank in order to maximize the chances for angling it towards the 45 filler neck.

    Hth

    Mark A.
     
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    Thanks for the info Tony and Mark, now I'm feeling even luckier that I was able to trade a guy a FJ40 tank for a FJ45 tank in perfect condition.

    John
     
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