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Old November 16th, 2013, 07:05 PM   #1
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Default 1996 F350 fuel tank skid

The fuel tank skid plate rusted out on our 1996 F350 with a poly rear tank. I've been looking for a new skid (or at least stapes) and have yet to find anything. The truck is gas. Anyone know of a new replacement? I may have to end up building a new one from scratch.
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Old November 16th, 2013, 09:28 PM   #2
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Bronco graveyard?
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i thought of that but figured everything from a used one may have about as much rust. Would rather get a new one if they are still stamped. Problem I am having is it looks some I have some crazy setup and not sure where to even start. Its an f350 cube box truck. We had it built new in 1996. We ordered an single cab on a 4 door club cab frame in 4x4. This was so we can get the longest frame to put a van body on a 4wd chassis. It's a plastic tank (which I have read are only on the diesel trucks). Figured someone here may have some insight on exactly what setup we have.

It was all ordered new and we are the first owners so nothing was swapped out. I'm about ready to just pull the tank out completely and fab a whole new mounting system. From what it looks like the take is dropped in from the top with the bed off. There is no way I'm pulling a 16'x8'x6' van body off for a fuel tank.
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Sounds like a stock setup on a Bronco, top straps held up by the skidplate, that has "straps" stamped in.

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That looks a lot like it but the sides are open. Finally found a dealer that found the part. It's over $600 for the skid. I think I can fab one and then some for that.
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FYI, that pic is the "old degign" the newer ones had open sides
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Do you know a part number or source?
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This is what I remember, maybe a junkyard has one?




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that tank size and frame mount is a bit different. Out upper straps are almost flat across. Its a cab on chaise so I'm almost sure its different. I'm also almost sure that I won't be able to find one in a junk yard being that its also a 4x4 C&C.

Looks like building one it is. Thanks again for the help
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No problem!

Ford is notorius, or was, for commonality. A Bronco tank on a C&C F-350 is not to hard to imagine, plus it fits right in the same location as a rear tank on regular F series pick up.
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