Co2 cannister as gas tank?

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  1. Trey

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    Always looking for fuel tank options. This Co2 cannister, with proper cleaning, could be ready for draincock, and a filler tube of some sort. I'd mount it on the rear rack. Not sure of the weight- it's not too bad though.
    Any ideas? Suggestions on methods, or hardware? Might as well do it right the first time...
     

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    Looks like aluminum? Any welding would require someone with the skill. Other than that, go for it.

    Tom
     
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    Aluminum indeed. My thought was to drill and thread in a draincock. Also considering the type that has leak proof washers and nuts on the inside and outside, to produce a pressure seal.
    With a gas cap that has a long enough neck, I believe I could get away with just threading into the thick cannister, without adding a filler neck at all.
     
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    Typically those tanks have a thick wall. Something close to 1/4". That makes threading in a petcock feasable with a little care.
    Good luck.

    Tom
     
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    I'm all in. Petcock. Thank you sir.

    BTW the 'age and treachery...' thing, was something my dad used to say. He was a Yankee, Cardsharp, Seabee, and usually right. Damnit!
     
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    Looking forward to seeing what you come up with Trey.

    I think it was BikeNut who did a double fire extinguisher tank? Looked awesome.
     
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    Thanks for the link Dan, those are cool.

    Anybody have a non-welding solution to a filler neck on this tank?
     

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