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Old 02-16-2011, 12:18 AM
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Default 87 ranger new gas tank help

I have a 87 ranger xlt and the gas tank is leaking.Been looking around and noticed a couple plastic tanks. What would be better a metal or plastic tank,is there a difference between them.
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Old 02-16-2011, 12:27 AM
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Default Re: 87 ranger new gas tank help

plastic for sho, metal will just rust out.
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Old 02-16-2011, 12:48 AM
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Default Re: 87 ranger new gas tank help

would the old straps work or would i need to buy some different straps for a plastic tank. I was leaning towards the plastic just wanted to get some input thanks.
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Old 02-16-2011, 12:52 AM
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I would just buy new straps if there not to costly. metal or plastic the tank should be the same specs. Your straps will most likely break just from being 24 years old
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Old 02-16-2011, 12:54 AM
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Default Re: 87 ranger new gas tank help

Thanks
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Old 02-16-2011, 06:01 AM
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I would just buy new straps if there not to costly. metal or plastic the tank should be the same specs. Your straps will most likely break just from being 24 years old
Get a bicycle innertube and cut it lengthwise to use as strap insulator against tank. Some bike shops will let you have used ones, new ones are cheap, the wider the better. They have many uses, almost as many as duct tape! <grin>
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:25 AM
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Default Re: 87 ranger new gas tank help

On a 87 tank. The straps will break.

Buy new straps. That way you can just destroy the old ones and not worry about trying to save them. It isn't worth the hassle.

Plastic is the way to go with a new tank.
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:36 AM
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Default Re: 87 ranger new gas tank help

you should be able to get a plastic tank from an 89-92 ranger at the junkyard they apear to be the same frame and bed soo i dont see why they wouldnt work in there
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Old 02-16-2011, 03:55 PM
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Default Re: 87 ranger new gas tank help

I am having trouble finding a tank that fits my truck. Its a 87 ranger xlt wit a wheelbase of 125in i do believe.Anyone know a site or something,and thats a good idea with the tube never would of thought of it thanks.
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