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Old 05/19/13, 07:13 AM   #16
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I made my own. It's in the neighborhood of 20-21gal. I got tired of ripping my low-hanging 23gal tank out on rocks. It's even with the the bottom of rear x-member. The bottom plate is 3/16" and the rest is 11ga. 2 baffles front to rear and 1 side to side.
Even with it pulled up this high, I've still hit it a few times. And the rear seat fits back in with slight modifications.
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Old 05/19/13, 08:21 AM   #17
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I think you were dragging your tank cause you have that spool in the back!
I actually looked at the same design, but since this is more of a daily do it all build I thought the wife would take exception to having the tank protrude into the cabin. What are people doing for the fuel gauge? What is successfully being used to give an accurate reading. What are you doing as far as a return line and do I really need it, I would also like to rid myself of the vapor canister in the cabin, whats the best way to plumb the system? Lots of questions my have to have this moved to the tech section, but let see what we get. Anyone have a large tank that hasn't been installed and would post dimensions?
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Old 05/19/13, 01:36 PM   #18
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Ok here you go. some basic plans cant remember where I got them. I've never built this tank but I would do some updates if I was going to build it myself considering some of the newer mounting ideas that are floating around and possible intake fuel pumps ect.
Also included a pic of my mufflers running under the aux tank. I have fenderwell headers and they clear fine. while you do lose a little ground clearance its no big deal unless you plan on doing some hardcore stuff.
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Old 05/19/13, 09:02 PM   #19
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I found a receipt from the PO where he installed a BC tank...it says 25 gals. This was from around 2001 or so.

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When designing our tank I measured the frams of 7 EBs and made the tank to just clear the smallest of them and it was 25 gals. Of the first 10 I shipped two would not fit between the frames so I cut it down 1 gal. to 24. Then I had a guy call to complain that he could only get 23.5 gals in. Not sure why I can dump a little over 24.5 gals but changed the paper work to 23 gals. My tank uses unistrut which takes up near 1" on each side. When you make a tank for yourself don't use others measurements, measure your frame and make it as big as you can. You can use a L bracket instead of unistrut and make the tank wider. I can't custom make tanks so have to make a 1 size fits all but you are making 1.

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THX Chuck we got your tank for my bro in law a few years back with the UNI. Mines going to have L brackets. I am getting others dimensions to see how close I am with mine. I know that one dimension will not fit all EB's especially with how people center the body on the mounts and relation to frame etc etc. Want to see how far people have pushed it without having to build too many cardboard cutouts. I want to get this thing on the road and the less RR I have to do when it has already been done, the better. Can I use one of your sending units/floats for mine or can it be modified to work with a different tank(bigger)?
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Broncnaz THX I took some measurements tonight am comparing to yours as I type, going to start tomorrow on the mock ups. I am ridding myself of the saddle because I dont like anything having too low( strictly the look not the function so much, I actually only want those SS turndowns to barely show.

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Anyone have a clue as to the pick up tube ? My ? is if I do an actual tube, it should come in then turn 90* down right, what about if I did that , but then extended and bent the bottom another 90* and extended to the back angle of the tank, then drilled holes along the bottom so it could pick up fuel at extreme angles and low on fuel like this ____
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I am thinking doing this and then welding a bung outside for an AN- fitting and SS braided line. Asked before what about a need for return lines? Are they necessary? Can a vent be done in a different way or to a relocated canister in back? Sorry the program will not post the above rendering like I want think a square 2. Can I assume the mounting pads are to space the top from seat bolts or the like?
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