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    OK,

    so as my needs for my truck evolve I am thinking of a custom tank for my vegistroke system.

    This is my work truck and also my only vehicle so I need it to be versatile and carry a lot of tools. At first I had my job box and the standard tank in the bed of my truck. That left me with a 5 foot bed, which wasn't long enough for other work supplies. Now I have hi side tool boxes running down the bed rails of my truck and no job box, thus regaining the 2 feet I lost with the job box. So now I have a 7 foot bed.

    Has anybody had a custom tank made for their vegistroke system? I would ideally like to have something fabricated that was underneath the truck with the largest capacity possible. I am looking at getting a slide in camper for the truck and would need the full bed for that.

    Would RDS make something like this or is there something out there already that might fit my needs?

    Thanks,

    Colin
    Colin

    2002 F350 4x4 Cab Chassis Flatbed

  • #2
    I'm in the same boat. When I get around to it I'm going to look into some marine tanks. I'm also going to put a tank under the truck.

    I also have a slide in camper...

    I think mounting the tank in the same layout as the stock tank is would reduce sloshing significantly too...
    Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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    • #3
      Veggietanksplus made mine. Located in Black River Falls WI. I have an EX and is located behind the third seat, but they will make you anything you want.

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      • #4
        for F250/350 in need of bed space the best solution is to put an Excursion tank (44gal) in your spare location.

        Then buy the RDS 40gal frame mounted veggie tank.

        OR

        If they could fab up a 40Gal tank that goes where the spare is that would be good too.
        2005 6.0l X
        V3 running 8/6/08
        40gal frame mounted tank

        Live by the grease, die by the grease

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        • #5
          heres a idea,My gramps used to have a truck with floor of bed built up 6 inches,for storage of who knows what,I do remember a contrapution with copper lines and steam etc.etc,this was his way of sneeking things around right under everyones noses.He stick built it with steel frame and then diamond plate over it.This could be adapted to aluminum easily.You would have 6 inX4.5ftX6.5-8 ft.Maybe 90-120 gallons,with tool storage as well.If ya live where it snows no more shoveling truck bed,as well as "winter weight".I think it would get rid of sloshing fuel as well.I always find myself looking to the past for solutions today....greasy
          Last edited by greasyX; 10-11-2008, 10:13 PM.
          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
            A 'custom' alum VO tank to go in spare tire location would be more economical than you might think. If possible, get a couple of local quotes from metal fabricators. Add a Hot Fox and yer good to go. Remember, it is always better to 'strap' a tank up under a vehicle than 'hang' it from brackets welded to the tank. Especially aluminum which fatigues easily and has a tendency to crack and/or tear at welds/stress points... (VO is about 7.5 lbs/gal multiplied by the forces of inertia from moving fuel and bouncing truck)

            When you consider transfer-flow and titan aux tanks approach $1k pretty quickly, 'custom' is fairly affordable after all! I would not use a 'stock'-type tank for VO - stick w/aluminum...
            2001 F350 XLT 4x4, dually flatbed. 6637 air filter, single-shot injectors, straight-piped, BTS tunes, 200 gal main VO tank - 180k greasy miles
            2000 Excursion Limited 4x4. V3, AIS intake, BTS trans & tunes - 120k VO miles
            veggiegarage.com authorized installer

            RIP X & Toyhauler - you served us well.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by skyskijason View Post
              A 'custom' alum VO tank to go in spare tire location would be more economical than you might think. If possible, get a couple of local quotes from metal fabricators. Add a Hot Fox and yer good to go. Remember, it is always better to 'strap' a tank up under a vehicle than 'hang' it from brackets welded to the tank. Especially aluminum which fatigues easily and has a tendency to crack and/or tear at welds/stress points... (VO is about 7.5 lbs/gal multiplied by the forces of inertia from moving fuel and bouncing truck)

              When you consider transfer-flow and titan aux tanks approach $1k pretty quickly, 'custom' is fairly affordable after all! I would not use a 'stock'-type tank for VO - stick w/aluminum...
              Mine is either going there... or right next to the stock one. My exhaust can stop short of the tank.
              Vegistrokin since 08/23/08

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