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Old 05-17-2006, 06:46 PM
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Need new gas tank

This may be somewhere on this forum but I have been unable to find it. I now have a keg for a gas tank and would like to change it. Because of the way the car is set up I can't use some of the tanks I have found on the web. I have a '28 Ford 2 door, the rear windows have been removed so the cab is quite short. This car was set up for the strip back in the 70's or early 80's .Someone put a short glass pick-up box on the back and that is where the keg is.

I would like to remove the box and just end the car at that point. Does anyone know where I could find a tank that fits where the original tank was?
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I know of no one making a cowl gas tank like the original. That cowl looks like it was welded on anyway so it would even be harder.
There is a company that makes bladders for fuel cells. you could make a bottom and back, (dash) in your existing cowl and they might be able to make a bladder for it. You use a different filler cap, and the pickup tube would probably have to come out the top. I don't know if they will make a bottom outlet.
That company is called fuel-safe.
http://www.fuelsafe.com/custom.htm

You might try to find a sheetmetal fab shop to make you one that would fit under the cowl.
There isn't a lot of space there so I would wonder how much gas you could carry.

You could try to find a stock unmolested cowl that doesn't leak, But that is like searching for the holy grail.

How do you keep the front wheels on the ground in that car?
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Mikey,

Thanks for the reply. I realize that space is limited in the cowl but that's really the only place I can think of. I will check out the website you mentioned. I'm also thinking that by channeling I may be able to come up with something under the body, this will also help to lower the back end of the cab.

As for keeping the front wheels on the ground it's tough but I'm doing it, I will be adding wheelie bars soon, then I could have a bit more fun.
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How about placing a tank under the seats..Might that work for you..??? might need two one on each side of the drive tunnel..??

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That's maybe possible depending on the channeling. One issue with that is I was hoping to install the battery under the seat, it is now in the boxwith the keg. I appreciate the suggestion, that may be the only place to put it if I can't install in front.

Worse case would be leaving in the back, though I really don't want to do that.
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Battery might be able to go under the cowl on the right side...depends on how big it is..

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Thank you, I hadn't even thought of that. As this car is new to me I haven't really had much time to consider other options. I appreciate the help. I figure that come fall (after having fun with it this summer as it is) I should have all the ideas I need to get started.
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