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    Since I don't have any rear seating, I could see going James' route - replace my front seats with his style - with under seat tank(s). That would be a much larger project than outside mounted tanks. I might make my own brackets - bolt on to the body for the needed run and then removable. I'd mount higher. I could see making a bracket and carrying dad's water fire extinguisher much of the summer - with a mount for it (haven't had a need but it's just sitting in the garage...) when not carrying outside fuel.

    Hole In The Rock, I don't think would need extra fuel - so long as the nearby marina is open. Maze District is the only trip I recall having extra fuel - and at 5 gallons (2-2.5 gal plastic cans carried inside) I was on fumes pulling into the gas station.

    I agree with James that outside - on the side - is at risk of impact. Compromises all around. One could (famous words in hindsight) always remove outside tank in a tight spot and walk-the-tank 30' up the trail to a wide spot (yea, like that would happen - lol).

    Your receiver hitch style mount is nice.

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    How many gallons is your fuel cell Jim?

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    Stock 1990 gas tank - 15 gal.

    I could swap out to the newer (1993?) gas tank that I believe is 20 gal (IIRC it would be about 4 or 5 hundred - new purchase - unknown if I could find a junk yard tank).

    Extra fuel is a rare need so, financially, I should just stick gas cans in the jeep - lol.

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    oh whoops i thought you had a fuel cell in the back, i must be thinking of someone else's rig

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    You might be thinking of the big black "drawer" that replaced the back seats - it could easily give the impression.

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    Jim previously posted:
    "Stock 1990 gas tank - 15 gal.

    I could swap out to the newer (1993?) gas tank that I believe is 20 gal (IIRC it would be about 4 or 5 hundred - new purchase - unknown if I could find a junk yard tank).

    Extra fuel is a rare need so, financially, I should just stick gas cans in the jeep - lol."

    I'd go for the 20 gal upgrade if you have an any 'excuse' to do it - say you need to drop the old tank for some reason etc. Maybe because my OEM tank is only 10.5 gal, which is tiny, I really felt installing another tank was the way to go, as even with a 5 gal aux can, I still only had 15. Mounting the second tank gave me an additional 15 gal for 25 total, and now its never really an issue. I have the aux can rack i made for my spare tire in case I am ever really concerned (the old carb v6 isn't the most fuel efficient), but I think now its more useful to carry a 5 gal water can for some desert trips. Obviously water isn't something that has to be outside the jeep, but given the limited 'inside' space, it helps.
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    safety concerns aside it does look pretty cool mounted on the side, and I like the gas can color. I find gas cans to be awkward to use so I have one of these. I put the can on my hood or wheelwell and it's easy https://www.amazon.com/Gas-Siphon-Or...ef_=ast_sto_dp

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    Paul previously posted:
    "safety concerns aside it does look pretty cool mounted on the side, and I like the gas can color. I find gas cans to be awkward to use so I have one of these. I put the can on my hood or wheelwell and it's easy https://www.amazon.com/Gas-Siphon-Or...ef_=ast_sto_dp"

    One looks designed to make it easier to use than others

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    New shoes 😎

    Unfortunately I need a second job to pay them off...
         
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    Well long time, no see for all of you here. As for the TJ, it has a newly rebuilt transmission as the damn thing combusted on my way back from the White Rim Road back in April. AC Transmission in Golden did the work and found pieces of exploded slider at the bottom of the case and the synchros were "ground down to nothin'". Owner is a good guy and they did a good job with the rebuild (at a good price too) but I honestly can't recommend the shop because they broke other stuff along the way which they then had to fix. Haven't been wheeling since due to multiple injuries, been in physical therapy most of this year...but I was feeling bold yesterday and a friend came over to help me put in some heavy-duty offroading ball joints, as both lowers were totally blown out. Bent the ball joint tool in the process so that POS is going back to Amazon Looking forward to getting back out on the trials this spring/summer. Happy New Year!

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