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wvhillbilly 03-19-2012 12:32 PM

Yj Fuel Cell Install With Lots Of Pics!! (Done)
 
So i got me a RCI 2161a fuel cell and put it in this weekend it wasnt to bad just had to do alot of back and forth to the parts store and lowes to get all the parts..

So i took the old tank off http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/...y/IMAG0445.jpg
dry fitted the new one
http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/...y/IMAG0452.jpghttp://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/...y/IMAG0446.jpg

and i was going to use the stock assembly and thought i could make this peace work.The idea was to thread it or put a coupling around it to get the inch of gas off the bottom... that was a stupid idea that failed lol http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/...y/IMAG0444.jpg

so i said screw it and the rci tanks have a awful aluminum fuel pickup and i was not sticking with that so i fig i would make my own and just order a fuel pump.. after about 10 trips to lowes and autozone gettin parts i finally got it together

http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/...y/IMAG0448.jpghttp://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/...y/IMAG0449.jpg
http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/...y/IMAG0450.jpghttp://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/...y/IMAG0451.jpg

also got my fuel pump and got it mounted is a part # 8228 i believe ($126) got it over nighted and then mounted it http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/...y/IMAG0453.jpghttp://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/...y/IMAG0456.jpg
next had to build a frame for my tank to secure it http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/...y/IMAG0454.jpghttp://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/...y/IMAG0455.jpg

wvhillbilly 03-19-2012 12:32 PM

drilled the holes for the hoses http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/...y/IMAG0464.jpg
and finally hooked it all uphttp://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/...y/IMAG0462.jpghttp://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/...y/IMAG0461.jpg

:dance::dance::dance:

If you got any ?s just aske i also got all the parts i used also if you need any help !!! Hope you enjoyed

SandyMushYJ 03-21-2012 08:46 AM

What's the advantage over the stock tank, 'hillbilly?

MickeYJ 03-21-2012 08:55 AM

That thing looks like a frickin bomb lol don't leave it parked at a mall long cause next thing u know SWAT is gonna be sending their little robot to "deactivate" it hahaha sorry. I had to

wvhillbilly 03-21-2012 09:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SandyMushYJ (Post 2164049)
What's the advantage over the stock tank, 'hillbilly?

If you do alot of rock crawling it just gets the tank out of the way so ya dont smash it and it also give you extra room if you want to stretch the wheel base and besides that it just looks better without that big ugly tank in the back lol

Quote:

Originally Posted by MickeYJ (Post 2164076)
That thing looks like a frickin bomb lol don't leave it parked at a mall long cause next thing u know SWAT is gonna be sending their little robot to "deactivate" it hahaha sorry. I had to

hahaha :surrender: dont hurt my yj !!

aalmutawakil 03-21-2012 01:37 PM

show us apicture of the jeep from the back without the old tank in it.

wvhillbilly 03-21-2012 01:44 PM

ok ill take one this evening when i get off ...i think it looks better i just got to under coat it all now

year1camaro 03-21-2012 02:37 PM

Great job!

wvhillbilly 03-21-2012 03:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by year1camaro (Post 2165312)
Great job!

Thanks!

wvhillbilly 03-21-2012 03:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aalmutawakil (Post 2165128)
show us apicture of the jeep from the back without the old tank in it.

http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/...y/IMAG0465.jpg

bt-dub 03-21-2012 06:28 PM

Thats pretty cool. Do you hook up the meter for the dash gauge? Or do you just have to keep track of your fuel level now? Also how much does that hold?

year1camaro 03-21-2012 08:18 PM

Not sure this whole mod is practical for most,,, but the fab work is pro and I can appreciate that alone.

Master4th 03-21-2012 09:15 PM

Its an awsome mod, just don't get rearended. An exploding gas tank inside your cab is something you don't want.

I would love to do this mod accept replace the stock tank and move it up and in a little bit.

wvhillbilly 03-21-2012 10:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bt-dub (Post 2166102)
Thats pretty cool. Do you hook up the meter for the dash gauge? Or do you just have to keep track of your fuel level now? Also how much does that hold?

Yeah i hooked the dash meter up it works great and that is a 15 gallon tank so it holds the same as i did before:dance:



Quote:

Originally Posted by year1camaro (Post 2166602)
Not sure this whole mod is practical for most,,, but the fab work is pro and I can appreciate that alone.

Thanks man i try:D

Quote:

Originally Posted by Master4th (Post 2166854)
Its an awsome mod, just don't get rearended. An exploding gas tank inside your cab is something you don't want.

I would love to do this mod accept replace the stock tank and move it up and in a little bit.

im going to add some back bars when i mod the roll bar so that dont happen lol

wvhillbilly 03-21-2012 10:28 PM

The bad thing is i went to leave work today and eather the clutch went out or the slave went bad so now going to tow it home and change it out tm but my finder flairs came in lol :(

backwards 03-21-2012 10:29 PM

looks awesome. nice welds

AndrewsJeep 03-23-2012 02:34 PM

Drop down tailgate mod????
 
Did you buy that tailgate mod,And does it drop down now???:confused:

YJgatron 03-23-2012 07:18 PM

Nice!

year1camaro 03-23-2012 08:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AndrewsJeep (Post 2173434)
Did you buy that tailgate mod,And does it drop down now???:confused:

Dude its got yard gate door hinges on it. What do you think.....? Personlly I would have gotten a more diesel hinges. But I also don't have the balls to do this mod. At least not yet. This is hillbillys jeeper now. I love when people make there own s*&t work with there own resources and materials. Store bought crap is for the birds and anyone can do that with half a brian.

wvhillbilly 03-24-2012 01:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by year1camaro (Post 2174442)
Dude its got yard gate door hinges on it. What do you think.....? Personlly I would have gotten a more diesel hinges. But I also don't have the balls to do this mod. At least not yet. This is hillbillys jeeper now. I love when people make there own s*&t work with there own resources and materials. Store bought crap is for the birds and anyone can do that with half a brian.

^ haha i love it ya.... them hinges are $1 at walmart had a couple layn around so i said h3ll with it they will work !!! im actually going to get a cj tailgate and put on it later on.

wvhillbilly 03-24-2012 01:02 AM

Heres what the rest of the jeep looks like http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/...y/IMAG0415.jpg

97TJAC 05-31-2013 06:02 AM

i am getting ready to do a fuel cell in my tj
my question is with my tank in and the rear seat in it seems about impossible to get the rear seat out
the tank is in the way of the brackets on the seat when it pivots


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