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Old 02-22-2003, 08:26 AM
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Hey all i was wondering does any know weater it is better to put the gas tank somewhere else other than in the Cab kind of freaks me out. And Thinking of how it will smell. My Dad says it is the safest place but im not sure what do you think.
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Old 02-22-2003, 08:28 AM
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Hey does any one know how much it would cost to put a converter for a regular outlet in a car for like a 3 prong plug???

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I have heard of moving them under the bed in between the frame rails. Maybe something you would want to look into?

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Mine has the tank moved to where the spare tire use to be ... I don't know how safe that is - a rear-end collision might send me to the moon - but I like it way better than having it in the cab.


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The 47-48 had the tank under the bed on the pass. side. Panel trucks used the same tank. I have a friend in Fla that has a spare with brackets and straps. Not sure what he would take for it. E-mail me if you are interested.
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As for your converter, I think they're called a 12V DC to 110V AC inverter. Your local Wal-mart should have one, watch the amperage/wattage rating on the one you get. They're not as cheap as you'd expect and definately not very efficient (around 50%) so it's gonna throw off heat. If you have a specific item in mind that you want to plug in, you might want to look at finding or building a power supply for it that will take 12VDC input. Most electronics runs on DC anyway, they just convert the AC running in your house to DC. So if you were running a laptop in your truck, for example, you'd be converting 12V DC to 110V AC, then back to 12, 5 and 3.3V DC.
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Thx ya im looking into moving the gas tank. under the bed might be good. execpt for the moon part. Also i could put it where the pair was. Humm.. thx guys.
I have a conveter for my dads car. but it ran us like 40$ just to get it. I dont have anything in mind yet but i was thinking for future refreance.

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Spike, moved mine to the rear where the spare used to be,...but if you need an inside tank, I have an orginial in good shape. Know anyone who needs a cab?
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Hey, just a thought.. Check into an S-10 (pickup) tank. It mounts on the left side between the frame rail and the drive shaft. These is the only pics I can find, sorry:


That's it on the bottom left in the photo


And on the right side.

The tanks come in 16- and 20-gallon. I haven't checked into it myself, but it might fit really well under a pickup. Dual exhaust would have to be run down the right side, but you'd still have room for your spare at the back. Your fill tube would be behind the cab, just ahead of the rear fender.

Like I said, just a thought.
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