Ford Econoline Steel Fuel Tank Shortening Blank
Our CNC-cut steel fuel tank shortening blank for the Ford Econoline cuts down on your build time at this important stage of the 4x4 conversion. If you're trying to fit an NV/NP271 transfer case behind your E40D,4R100,4R70/75 or 5r110, you'll need to shorten the fuel tank 12-13 inches at the front of the tank to make everything fit.
The front of the tank comes to a point and there is some loss of fuel capacity, but our tank-blank and instructions show the best place to cut the piece out while maintaining the functionality of your original tank straps.
This piece is cut from 12 gauge steel and is oversized just slightly to give you a nice area to weld to. This CAN be mig-welded and does not need to be tig'd. Once your tank has been welded up, you'll be coating the inside weld with Red-Kote which is both very forgiving and crucial to sealing the tank correctly.
Currently we're not offering to ship the Red-Kote, but it's available through O'Reilly and has been our choice for the last 10+ years of building tanks.
Fitment Designed for:
Van Side - 1992-2014 Ford E-150,E-250,E-350 (Steel tanks only used until 2010, but 2009/2010 tank can be used in 2011-2014 vans. )
Tools Required: (What we use)
Drill bit, shop towels, degreaser, fan, mig-welder, epoxy or zinc primer, paint of choice.
Uncoated 12 gauge A36 steel, current kit includes blank only, no paint or sealer.
Tips / Skill Level:
1-10 (10 being most difficult) Level 4, welding and steady hand to cut required.
Shipping, Fulfillment, Taxes, Quality, and Returns
- Shipping: Our components are carefully wrapped & packaged and shipped via UPS, USPS, or FedEx, depending on what is available. If you require a particular carrier, please contact us ahead of your purchase. Customers in Colorado may arrange for in-person pickup within 1-2 business days of purchase.
- Shipping/Fulfillment time for components: We typically ship within 1-2 business days of your order and we carefully monitor our inventory. In the event that we are unable to meet that timeframe, we will contact you and arrange either a full refund or a timeframe for fulfillment agreeable to the customer.
- Taxes: Colorado residents must pay a sales tax of 7.5%, no sales tax is collected on out-of-state shipments currently.
Quality and Returns: We are consistently complimented on the quality of our products and the ease of installation. Fabricated components are generally hand-built here in Colorado by seasoned professionals. Replacement or aftermarket parts are only offered in high-grade options.
If you are in any way disappointed in the components, we will issue a full refund less the cost of shipping when the product is returned within 30 days of receipt. If you decide to return any components that didn't apply to your build or you changed your mind about, a shipping +15 % restocking fee will be deducted from the refund.