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Old 05-29-2019, 08:53 PM   #1
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Craig’s List F250 aux tank to E350?

Instead of modifying my 06 E350 tank I’ve been wondering about a fuel tank aft of the rear axle (spare tire space). If my math is right this one is about 40 gallons. Anyone know off the top of your head if this one might fit? Any thoughts on the tank good or bad?

Can anyone point me to aftermarket fuel tanks that would fit that space? I thought I saw somewhere somebody had one that was 55 gallon ...?

Thinking of spare tires. Is there a downside to carrying your spare tire in a rack on top? Obviously you’d want it covered and it would be a pain to get up and down but it would keep the rear bumper clear ...?


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Old 05-29-2019, 10:01 PM   #2
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I'm sure something is possible. My 90 E150 had dual tanks with one behind the axle. The rear tank on the trucks (and my van) was the second tank and were usually on the smaller size - about 20 gallons.

Some of the aftermarket replacement tanks I've seen with increased capacity are eye-wateringly expensive, although the Dorman 55 gal tank for 09-17 vans seems reasonable - $485 from parksgeek. They also show a 37 gal rear tank for 99-06, but it's $904. I'd probably go that route which would increase the capacity to 72 gallons.
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Old 05-29-2019, 10:25 PM   #3
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Stock E-series cutaways have 38-40 (depending on year) and 55 gallon rear tanks. 55 gallon fits EB only.

Also there's variations in fuel senders by year, so pick one from a 6.0 PSD. The 7.3L fuel pump and sender won't be the same.

I'd recommend a poly tank if you can find one (newer). Otherwise take the time to mitigate potential delamination before installing.
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Got it. Pricey for a new one. I wonder if you can swap pumps/senders between 6.0 and 7.3 ...?
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Spare tire on roof:

Looks great on a 'Mall Crawler' or an urban 'Bug out rig'. In practice, I can tell you first hand, that dealing with a heavy tire/wheel the size you'd put on a lifted 4x4 van, lifting it over your head to put it up, even getting it down off the roof, is a real PITA. My back hurts whenever I recall the experience.


Then there's also long term sun damage, like you mentioned.


I ginned up a temporary mount up front, until I finish my rear bumper and 'swing aways' project.
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Old 05-31-2019, 09:14 AM   #6
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Got it. Pricey for a new one. I wonder if you can swap pumps/senders between 6.0 and 7.3 ...?
I'm not sure. I haven't looked into the diagrams to determine if the reference voltages are the same (older Fords generally use 0-volts ref but newer use +5 volt ref). Fuel pressures and flows are close enough that at least the pump should work.

That said.... Junked 6.0 rolling chassis are all over the place. You shouldn't have any trouble finding a 6.0 rear tank.
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What about Excursion tanks, would they fit? To the best of my knowledge, all Excursion tanks were poly, and at least the '01 diesels were 44 gallon poly tanks.



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Old 05-31-2019, 05:35 PM   #8
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Excellent, thanks all!

Everyone online seems extremely proud of their fuel tanks
Junk yards here I come.

FYI- my van is an extended. What does EB stand for? Extended body maybe?
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Yup. EB = extended body. The 55-gallon generally seems to be easier to find. You have to take the crossmembers and brackets too. Or buy the rear fuel tank mounting kit from ExpoVans.com which is the easier route, because the stock parts are all riveted in.
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55 gallon poly (assuming they came in poly) from a 6.0 donor w/brackets or kit sounds like the ticket!
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