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Old 04-27-2014, 07:48 PM
BrandonG BrandonG is offline
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Default Ammo Can for Gas Tank and Battery- Bad Idea?

If I put a plastic mower gas tank and a SLA for lights in one ammo can, is it likely to catch on fire? I know the tanks vent gas, especially in the Florida sun. Fumes contained in a small space with a spark from the battery scares me. Do yall think this is a bad idea or will I be ok?

Im currently moving over to a full suspension 95 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR. On my old bike, I used an old mower gas tank after the stock one started leaking from the studs. I had the tank and a 12v 12ah SLA for my LEDs, a 55W light, and a car horn. I switched to a seatpost rack and reinforced it but the tank wont fit on this rack as easy since there is less clearance between the seat ad rack. An ammo can would allow for a larger and taller tank (currently have a 1/2 gal) and would be my battery box, and maybe extra room for whatever else I want.

Attached is a pic of my old bike. The battery is in the cloth case (for water resistance) and sitting on plywood connected to the rack. There is also my stumpjumper with reinforced rack. I sat on it and it held my 185lbs! (The suspension is bottomed out so I could see clearances of the rack)
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