Fj40 spare fuel carrier - how can this be done cheaply?

Submitted: Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 22:02
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Other the fuel tank under the drivers seat and the LPG tank under back floor, what else can be done to carry extra fuel. I have seen some expensive after market duel swing bars - wheel & jerry can holder. Was wondering what others have done to get around the expense of this exercise. Is it possible to get a right hand wheel carrier?
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Reply By: Member - Shane D (QLD) - Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 23:03

Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 23:03
My old 40 had a second fuel tank under passenger seat.
There isn't much holding the spare wheel on and don't think it would be to difficult to rig something up on the other side to swing out as the spare does. . . . .
Now i've re-read your post, are you asking for someway to carry more feul, or a second spare tyre?
Shane
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Reply By: crazysan - Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 23:06

Friday, Jan 15, 2010 at 23:06
fuel is what I want to carry, the 2nd spare tyre if I ever need one can go on the roof racks. I thought a right hand wheel carrier could be easily converted if I could find one here. I am sure I saw them in the US.
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Reply By: Member - Tony (ACT) - Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 at 07:14

Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 at 07:14
I had an 80lt tank made up to go under the passenger seat, and put a filler on the LH side. I you parked close enough to past the hose through the the front you didnt have to move the vehicle.

The weight in the front was a lot better than hanging off the rear body panel.

To change tanks I used a small pump with a switch on the dash to transfer the fuel into the main tank, that way you only needed one gauge.
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Follow Up By: ob - Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 at 12:43

Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 at 12:43
I too had a tank under the passengers seat with a second filler on the LH side but I don't think having the tank in the cabin is legal
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony (ACT) - Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 at 15:46

Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 at 15:46
Carnt see much difference than a gas tank in the back. As long as the fuel tank is from an approved maker and vented to the outside.
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Follow Up By: pop2jocem - Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 at 16:53

Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 at 16:53
I n practical terms maybe not much but I know the real early Cruisers had the main tank under the drivers seat and the floor was flat. My mate bought a new 40 in 1977 from memory and the floor pan was changed so that the pan under the drivers seat curved up and the tank although still under the drivers seat was now under the floor and so outside the passengers cabin.
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Reply By: Ozrover - Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 at 10:55

Saturday, Jan 16, 2010 at 10:55
Hi,

I made up a jerry can holder for my FJ40 that bolted to the right hand rear door.

Can't remember the details it was 29 years ago!

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