Truck Bed Tank

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Truck Bed Tank

Postby Newtron » Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:44 pm

Hello Everyone.

I'm scheming up my design as we speak and I'm at a wall for my fuel tank. I'm thinking of getting a Moeller 19gallon tank. Its dimensions are: 58L x 6w x 14 3/4. Its a tight fit, but does go into the back of a pup. I'm pretty determined to keep as much bed space as possible. I'm not thinking of going underneath the bed because I want to keep my full size spare.

So my 2 questions are:

1. Any one know of any other thin width plastic tanks out there? I dont really need 19 gallon capacity but its the thinnest thing I could find that fits the bed size. What ideas others have had interests me.

2: at 14 3/4 tall I cant find an affordable drop in heater. I wanted to go with the wvo designs one for 160ish but its only 13 in long. I could get a artic fox hot fox but those things are really spendy. So I was thinking of designing my own something like the fattywagons tank therm heater (scroll down the page here to see The fattywagons guy stopped making his. Anyone have any experiance with home made heated pickups? Ideas here would help

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Re: Truck Bed Tank

Postby bluepup1986 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:31 pm

what about a summit racing fuel tank cheap but dont know how big they are

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Re: Truck Bed Tank

Postby jaredvd » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:44 am

not sure where you're at, but if you're close to the coast a marine salvage yard will have all sorts of plastic tanks
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Re: Truck Bed Tank

Postby hjalbert » Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:29 pm

Alot of old bayliner style boats have thin aluminum tanks that I always thought would be perfect. As far as an in tank heater goes, I I have used a couple of different designs. It just depends on your skill set. If you can solder you can easily make one out of copper, If you can braze, you can make one out of aluminum. Before you spend too much on a tank, I would figure out what your Ideal custom made tank would be and get a quote from a trusted metal fab shop. You never know how much it will cost.
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