Looking for a good quality CJ2A Fuel Tank - need recommendations

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Looking for a good quality CJ2A Fuel Tank - need recommendations

Post by thunder37 » Mon Jan 02, 2023 8:30 pm

Guys,

Looking for a good quality CJ2A Fuel Tank. I finally need to replace mine in my 48 CJ2A after 36 years since it was lined with epoxy!

Wondering if the OMIX-ADA tanks are any good, or can you recommend a good one. Just don't want to put crap in there, but don't need to break the bank either.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Brent


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Re: Looking for a good quality CJ2A Fuel Tank - need recommendations

Post by Bruce W » Mon Jan 02, 2023 10:06 pm

If there are any good ones, they will be found either here or at Walck’s4WD.com Good stuff is getting harder to find, but Ron and Carl endeavor to stock the best available.
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Re: Looking for a good quality CJ2A Fuel Tank - need recommendations

Post by 85jeepcj » Tue Jan 03, 2023 3:38 pm

I recently got one from Walcks, it was painted black and had markings similar to the originals.
Walcks catalog was very upfront on what I was getting, several other suppliers left a lot to chance.
I’m very happy with it.

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Re: Looking for a good quality CJ2A Fuel Tank - need recommendations

Post by thunder37 » Sat Jan 14, 2023 9:02 pm

Thanks for the replies guys! At least, for now, I don't have to weedeat the grass under the jeep that much...:)

I'll check these out.

Thanks,

Brent

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Re: Looking for a good quality CJ2A Fuel Tank - need recommendations

Post by Stingray » Sun Jan 15, 2023 5:35 am

Just finished installing one from Walcks and would order another one from them if I needed one. The only thing I would recommend on Walcks or any other supplier would be to removed the paint from the fuel line fitting before installing the fuel line.
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Re: Looking for a good quality CJ2A Fuel Tank - need recommendations

Post by dpcd67 » Mon Jan 16, 2023 10:00 am

Have to ask why anyone would buy anything from another vendor when they are readily available from the guy who is paying for you to use this site; Ron Fitzpatrick. He has Cj fuel tanks, they will be the best quality on the market, and is by far, the nicest and easiest to deal with.
Forums like this are not free and we need to support Ron. It's called loyalty.
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Post by Ron D » Mon Jan 16, 2023 10:50 am

dpcd67 wrote:
Mon Jan 16, 2023 10:00 am
Have to ask why anyone would buy anything from another vendor when they are readily available from the guy who is paying for you to use this site; Ron Fitzpatrick. He has Cj fuel tanks, they will be the best quality on the market, and is by far, the nicest and easiest to deal with.
Forums like this are not free and we need to support Ron. It's called loyalty.
Ok, because you asked:

Yes, loyalty is good.
So is economy (thrifty and efficient use of resources).
And common sense.

Geography matters too.
The cost to ship large items from coast-to-coast is HUGE.
When I find the same item at the same price (or less) and shipped cheaper because it's closer --- that's what I do.

Sorry --- I'm not interested in giving a shipper (FedEx, UPS, USPS) more money out of loyalty to one parts vendor.
Can't afford it.
Worse --- it doesn't make any sense.
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Re: Looking for a good quality CJ2A Fuel Tank - need recommendations

Post by dpcd67 » Mon Jan 16, 2023 11:52 am

What was the shipping cost delta?
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Post by Ron D » Wed Jan 18, 2023 4:20 pm

One gas tank was shipped from Pennsylvania to New Hampshire.
Another was shipped from Pennsylvania to North Carolina.

Compare either shipped from Oregon instead.

I'm just spit-balling, but I bet the shipping cost delta was HUGE. :lol:
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Post by dpcd67 » Wed Jan 18, 2023 8:42 pm

I usually don't bet on, bets, or spit. I go with, data.
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Re: Looking for a good quality CJ2A Fuel Tank - need recommendations

Post by Ron D » Wed Jan 18, 2023 9:18 pm

Me too.
Shipping cost matters.
Thanks for making my point.
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