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    Posted: 03-June-2019 at 5:29AM
Hi
I did this conversion last winter. I lost my pictures of the install but thought someone might be interested.
I ordered 2 new 71 Ranchero fuel tanks and had to return them because even though they said they were for a 71 they were both for a 72 up.
I searched everywhere and could not find one for the 71.
I took the measurements of my old tank and after comparing them with a ton of other Ford tanks I found that the 73-78 Ford F250-350 rear tank was real close.
Went ahead and ordered one and found as a bonus I had enough room to mount my in tank fuel pump in the right rear corner of the tank.
The only mods I had to do was to move the hanger bolts over to the right [looking at the rear from the front] a 1/2 inch on both sides so the straps would fit in the channels.
The other mod was to order a filler neck hose [18 inch] from filler neck supply.com. They are flexible and fit perfect with no rubbing or clearance issues.
A very easy install.
Here are some pictures.
Greg

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Thanks Greg, this is great info!
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You are welcome.
Wish I still had the install pictures.
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