gas tank out of trash

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  1. gokart25

    gokart25 Member

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    I've always wanted one of those under seat gas tanks.
    I made this out of 2 propane tanks that go into a little heater.
    I welded the two rounded sides together, and cut the ends then filled in the gaps with putty, then painted it with that hammered paint (laying around).

    Next I'll seal it with Kreem or Caswell, and put the filler and petcock in it.
     

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  2. Deiseldave

    Deiseldave New Member

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    Keep us posted on how that works out for you
     
  3. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Active Member

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    That looks great. Very resourcefull.
     
  4. Trey

    Trey $50 Cruiser

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    Good job! I already have the cylinders, waiting for a welder. Why did you use the stem end instead of the sealed bottom half of the cylinders? I thought it thru and decided any extra hole was a hole too many... curious what your thought process was/is.
     
  5. Deiseldave

    Deiseldave New Member

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    I think its because he wanted the rounded edges , and not just a flat bottom
     
  6. gokart25

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    Yeah I wanted the rounded ends.
    My next one will be the flat sides.
    The holes don't bother me, because I'm going to seal it with kreme or caswell.
     
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    Good work, gokart. Thanks for sharing your talents. Neat little tank. :)

    Tom
     
  8. Trey

    Trey $50 Cruiser

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    Gotcha. It is cool, any idea how much it weighs?
     
  9. LabRat

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    How do you get the last bit of gas out of the tanks before you cut into them. Like to not burn my hair.
     
  10. gokart25

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    I used a small drill bit, then done tin snips. The tin snips will ruin the half your cutting into. But i didn't want to use a grinder.
     

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