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I'd guess I've done 3-4 dozen over the years. I have one in my 64 convert, 65 K GT FB, had one in my old 68 6 cyl convert and a lot of customer's cars. It drops right in, cut 2" off the filler neck, use the 70 sending unit and GO! With the OD, I've come close to 500 miles on a tank! The only one currently without a 22 tank is the 69, but it's already 20 gals.
 

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You lose a little trunk depth, a regular pre-cut trunk mat may no longer fit well, and load weight will be increased somewhat. On the other hand, you increase your fuel capacity by a whopping 37.5%. All in all not a bad deal.
 

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I have the tank and filler for my 65. Just a question of getting around to installing it. And waiting for an empty gas tank.
 

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In my '67 coupe I think I like the slightly lower height of my '69 20 gallon a little better. Since my '69 has nothing but an empty space in the trunk I might just give it a '70 22 gallon setup. Now that you guys have started this thread and made me think of it. :)
 

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all you have to do is cut down the filler hose. .

CJ Pony Parts actually sells the modified filler neck in case you do not want to cut your own down.


You can keep your original sender. It just wont read right. I am used to it.
 

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In my '67 coupe I think I like the slightly lower height of my '69 20 gallon a little better. Since my '69 has nothing but an empty space in the trunk I might just give it a '70 22 gallon setup. Now that you guys have started this thread and made me think of it. :)
So the 69 gives you 4 extra gallons and doesn't take as much of your trunk space as a 70? What would you guestimate is the difference? That might be a happy medium. Loosing 2 inches out of an already small trunk is substantial, especially if you plan to drive to any shows and your wife packs like mine does.
 

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Without actually going out to look, from what I recall the '69 sits almost level with the trunk dropoffs where the 70 tank sits a bit above them. Like an inch. So obviously easier to do a nice flat custom trunk mat/floor with a '69.
 
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Yeah, PonyDoc...

Curious.. With the bigger top "bulge" of the '70 22 Gallon tank in your '64 and '65....I'm curious as what you did with the factory trunk mat.. Did you not use it at all?, Come up with something completely different?, cut a hole in the original type trunk mat?...What did you do?? Take pics if you managed to come up with something...

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Glad you posted this...I didn't know a larger tank was an option. Good thing I haven't ordered one yet.
Found the conversion kit on CJP and put it in my wish list for when I'm ready.
 

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My bladder can't handle a bigger gas tank. ;)
LOL I was kinda thinking the same thing...

I drove 12 hours non stop from SC to LA last week for the HRPT (and 14 from KS to SC) With my T5, I was safely getting 260 miles on a tank with a couple gallons left. I guess if you have a gas pig motor you would want a bigger tank, but I was able to drive 4 hours non stop without refueling. I've thought about a larger tank, but really don't need one. When a lot of the other V8, non OD, cars I was traveling with needed to stop for fuel, I still had 1/2+ tank still.

Now my C10... that only gets about 12 city/15 highway, even with OD, and I have a 16 gallon blazer fuel tank in it... THAT does suck...
 

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Yeah, PonyDoc...

Curious.. With the bigger top "bulge" of the '70 22 Gallon tank in your '64 and '65....I'm curious as what you did with the factory trunk mat.. Did you not use it at all?, Come up with something completely different?, cut a hole in the original type trunk mat?...What did you do?? Take pics if you managed to come up with something...

Thanks..

Tony K.

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I just used the 65 mat. It kinda hugs the corners and works fine. For those thinking of swapping, the 70 sending unit makes life a lot easier with an accurate reading. A 65-68 unit will read FULL until 1/3 is gone.
If you price CJ's modified filler neck, cutting 2" off a stock 65 one is a LOT cheaper!
I did a trip from Las Vegas to Charlotte, and at every stop, gas went down 10 cents. I filled up every night, had 1/4 at the end of a 400 miles day, when everyone else had to top off at lunch. With the large tank, I can wait for the cheaper areas vs. having to buy gas without the option of finding cheaper gas. As much as I drive each year, it's paid for itself with the savings and convenience.
 

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Plus if you have one of these bumper stickers on your car you kinda need that extra fuel capacity.
 
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