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20-Gallon Fuel Cell Conversion-

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I've spent a lot of time attending car events over the past 2-years, must are some times 2 to 2-1/2 hours away. Getting between 160 to 180 miles to a tank, I was ready for another challenge and project, an a 20-gallon fuel cell gave me the range that I was looking for.

 

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Edited by Doug Riparetti

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Looks nice!

 

One less thing to do when you make a race car out of it!

 

heh

 

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Looks amazing! But I have a question - I have heard that gas stations won't allow you to fill a fuel tank in the trunk.

That you have to use the stock filler. Is this the case? The floor pan under the gas filler area I s rusted on my car so your tank idea makes sense, but would hate to have to fill a Jerry can only to transfer to the fuel cell.

Once again - love your idea and hope I can use it in the future.

Edited by 2002newb

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 I will also be using the boot that attaches to the tank/gas-cap, that's how I'm venting the cell, (trying to avoid gas fumes in the trunk)

 

 

 

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Sweet. I look forward to more posts. Seems like a much better idea that replacing that rear trunk area

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Awesome job! A custom fuel cell has been on my wish list for my M2 for years...unfortunately, I don't have your fabrication talent so I'll have to have someone else do the work. Very impressive!

COOP

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The exhaust will run along side of the fuel cell on the driver side. I need to notch out the skirt just below the bumper, (kinda like the factory center/right cut-out)

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Looks amazing! But I have a question - I have heard that gas stations won't allow you to fill a fuel tank in the trunk.

Into the 1960s, you need to lift the front boot on Porsche 356s to fill the tank. I've never heard of this being an issue for those folks.

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Into the 1960s, you need to lift the front boot on Porsche 356s to fill the tank. I've never heard of this being an issue for those folks.

And all VW Beetles prior to 1968...

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Doug, any details and specs on the fuel cell itself? Did you fab that yourself or is it a ready-made unit? If the latter, who is the manufacturer? Does the cell contain a bladder? Thanks,

COOP

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