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Old 01-01-2008, 07:03 AM
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The is a huge military surplus store/yard NW of Ogden, Utah that would have what you are looking for but I can't remember the name of it. The WWII tanks would be a bit small for what you are are wanting. What would work great would be what is referred to the Supersonic 600 gal Centerline tank (source of Centerline's handle?) for the F4. The standard tank is much more flimsy but would work as well and there should be thousands of those out there if they have not been recycled.

I'll try to locate contact info for the Ogden site.

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Good lead..most of the tanks I have seen were too small and would need to be stretched unless one was using a motorcycle engine..The standard tank would work on a lakester as the chassis and cage provides the strength..If any one contemplates running SCTA events either Bonneville or El Mirage..get one of their rulebooks as they are real fussy about those things..

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Admittedly this isn't going to help, but.... a couple of years ago while in London I met a girl near the Tower Bridge who was from Utah who told me that big surplus outfit near Ogden was still there and going strong.

I was there some years ago and also can't remember the name. I suggest you call Hill Air force Base as much of there surplus goes to that company. Someone there should be able to get you the name.

Or, try one of these for more info;

http://www.superpages.com/yellowpage.../S-UT/T-Ogden/
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A few years back, I spotted this at a UK show - it had been brought over by some guys from Belgium, I think...

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...rv/Essex18.jpg
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The licenseplate is absolutely Belgian
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Thanks Boos. I had a feeling...
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its made of aluminum called invincible aluminum the military specialy made for drop tanks
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Had to run outside real quick and take these pictures before it got too dark.

As you can see, my neighbor has a belly tank that he plans on building up. As you can also see by the dogs in the pictures, he's serious about keeping it. He won't sell it to me or even reveal his source, but he says that they're still out there for sale. You just have to hunt hard and long to find them. According to him, it took him 4 years to find this one and convince the previous owner to sell it to him.

Good luck in your search.
The owner of this original P-38 belly tank has decided to sell it. I'm gonna get him over here and place an ad in the classified section. This is just fair warning that it's coming up for sale soon.
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The owner of this original P-38 belly tank has decided to sell it. I'm gonna get him over here and place an ad in the classified section. This is just fair warning that it's coming up for sale soon.
As noted, a WWII belly tank is going to be too small for what you are wanting to do with it. Also, an original WWII belly tank, especially one for a P38 is going to be far out of the reach ($$$$$) of your average hotrodder IMHO.

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As noted, a WWII belly tank is going to be too small for what you are wanting to do with it. Also, an original WWII belly tank, especially one for a P38 is going to be far out of the reach ($$$$$) of your average hotrodder IMHO.

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You only have to look at the pics I posted earlier in this thread to see the size of the tank. He says it's from a P-38. I have no reason to doubt him. I'm not a historian, so I really don't know...

Still - if someone wanted to make a lakester replica, this might be your chance to get an original, steel drop tank. I happen to know the owner is ready to deal - we're talking extremely cheap. Watch the classifieds.
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The is a huge military surplus store/yard NW of Ogden, Utah that would have what you are looking for but I can't remember the name of it. The WWII tanks would be a bit small for what you are are wanting. What would work great would be what is referred to the Supersonic 600 gal Centerline tank (source of Centerline's handle?) for the F4. The standard tank is much more flimsy but would work as well and there should be thousands of those out there if they have not been recycled.

I'll try to locate contact info for the Ogden site.

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you taking about the one thats on the other side of the motocross track?
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Saw an ad in a smaller canadian hotrod magazine the other day, guy has two tanks, asking 1100$ each, they are longer, more cylindrical looking. Took down the info as I remembered this thread.

1-250-955-2188 or email al@northshuswap.com. If the mods edit this PM me, not sure if I'm breaking the rules.
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