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  • 51g tank in tool box?

    Hey guys,

    Has anyone put the standard 51 gallon DFA tank in a standard truck tool box? I have only found one that will fit and tight. I cant afford expensive tool box tanks. Plus, it would be nice to find one large enough to use as a tool box as well as protection for the tank.

    Thanks
    02 F-250 CC Lariat
    32,000 miles on V3 (and climbing)
    all components are stock.

  • #2
    You might have to cut the filler neck off if it were to fit in a toolbox. I actually cut it off so I could put a toneau cover over the bed since it sits quite a bit over the bed rails. I then installed a fuel cell cap from Summit Racing (link below). I would recommend a plastic one since the one I have on there now is steel, and I’m seeing the polymerization talked about on this thread in my first full tank of veg (swapping for plastic one soon):

    http://www.dinofuelalternatives.com/...hread.php?t=95

    Fuel Cell Caps:
    http://store.summitracing.com/egnsea...93&D=%2D119993
    2000 7.3 F-250 w/ V3

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    • #3
      All the greasers around here use moeler marine tanks and build there own coils,the last one we did was this way,they have a pretty good website and can be ordered through any marina for reasonable $$.P.s they are transleusent so you can see level,and they come with aluminum fittings installed................grease out
      2000 7.3X V3 So much fun,so little time,Support small Oil,burn WVO,Free and greasy down the road I go!!!!!!!!!!completely self sufficient and proud of it. (Wood furnace.....X.......solar pontoon....solarsheat twins this summer.....I don't Know much.......I'm just a hillbilly with too many guns..............

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      • #4
        Will these marine tanks fit below the truck? I have a lot of wasted space under the bed.
        Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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        • #5
          they come in all different shapes and sizes,the are made of a thick walled plastic,similar material used in the agricultural sector,but with good rugged fittings.If I was to "hang one" under a truck,I would use a 12or 16 inch by40-48 inch "Under deck" marine tank.This would equate to roughly 40-ish gallon tank,stand alone or add on it would be a good size.Also that lenght would work for short or long bed.These tanks are excellent to work with and can be used anywhere (no long term UV rays) .Roughly 30-35% the cost of a Aluminum tank,but you don't need to spend the afternoon welding.A few guys have used "big Rig" box hangers to mount to the frame.A good addition if you have long trips,,,,or a heavy foot on the skinny pedal.........grease out
          2000 7.3X V3 So much fun,so little time,Support small Oil,burn WVO,Free and greasy down the road I go!!!!!!!!!!completely self sufficient and proud of it. (Wood furnace.....X.......solar pontoon....solarsheat twins this summer.....I don't Know much.......I'm just a hillbilly with too many guns..............

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          • #6
            70% savings would be awesome.

            I'd be able to sell my tank and cover the cost of the new one... and some oil
            Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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