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Maybe this was already addressed, but will this be available to purchase?
I could ask the shop what they would charge to replicate the custom parts as a kit and you could buy the OEM items yourself (gas tank, fuel pump etc.).


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I've asked the shop about possibly making extras once this one is done. They are on the fence about it with tire season around the corner. I told them you could do it on slow days and they liked the idea but did not confirm it would happen. All the measurements are being taken down for future use. The cage/skid is 100% bolt on using existing frame mounts so if it were theoretically sold as a product you wouldn't need to do any welding.

Latest pics below with the tank and cage mounted. The skid is about a 1/2" above the exhaust and 3" above the shackles in the pictures, but will be moved up about 1/2"-1" leaving a 1/2" and a bit gap between the skid and the gas tank.







While you could move the skid up a bit more, if the tank were to move on a big hit (especially at speed) you risk damaging the sending unit if it makes contact with the floor. With the gap you protect the tank a little more. I've had the truck slip back while climbing an obstacle and hit the hitch and bumper. Had the rock been shaped differently it might have hit a shackle or this skid, so to me the gap makes sense just in case.
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Updated pics now that the tank skid is where I like it:







Also here is the start of the filler portion that will separate the gas into the two tanks:

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Also notice the lack of rust on my truck which sees moderate driving in the winter....oil spray every fall!
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Duuuuude.... that is sick!
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Couple more of the tank in place without the skid. Waiting on parts to finish the rest.



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I just started following this thread and I love where this is going. Do you think this can also work with the Frontiers? It would be awesome if they came out with a kit.


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I just started following this thread and I love where this is going. Do you think this can also work with the Frontiers? It would be awesome if they came out with a kit.


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The cage and/or filler splitter would have to be modified to work with a Frontier. I will have access to one in the summer if the shop wants to go that route. Right now I'm not 100% sure they will go through with a kit for the Xterra.


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Mostly done. The shop wants to do a bit of testing still. It takes about 15 min to do half on the OEM pump, 30min to completely empty but I'll have to do an exact calculation again when it's running. If you use a higher performance pump (less warranty) it can go much faster. The gauge flashes when it lowers to 10% to remind you the pump is running and the tank is getting low.
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