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Old October 6th, 2012, 01:57 PM
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NEW aluminum fuel tanks, stock and long range..

Guys, a fine chap by the name of Mark has gone ahead and designed replacement fuel tanks for series rigs. 1/8" aluminum with 1/4" bottoms. No rust ever!!

May fit Defenders too..? Not sure about that though... Anyway he's designed both right and left side tanks, in both regular and extended range sizes, in both side fill or seat fill variations. Get 'em how you want 'em.

He's talked w/tank makers and gotten quotes and is taking preorders until the 18th, when the order goes out.
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Old October 6th, 2012, 09:54 PM
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Awesome...thanks for posting this!
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Old October 7th, 2012, 08:56 AM
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sure thing. So does anyone know if series fuel tanks can be fit in along side a Defender chassis?

Comeon guys get your long range on..
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Old November 5th, 2012, 11:02 PM
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Bumping this...we need one more person with a right-hand, side-fill tank (which is standard for any Series 88 truck) to keep the price at $300. Tank prototype shown below (which is the "A" tank).
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Old November 6th, 2012, 12:28 AM
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sure thing. So does anyone know if series fuel tanks can be fit in along side a Defender chassis?

Comeon guys get your long range on..
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Old November 6th, 2012, 01:47 AM
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sure thing. So does anyone know if series fuel tanks can be fit in along side a Defender chassis?

Comeon guys get your long range on..
I'm not sure how much "persuading" he had to do to his tank to get it to fit, but I had to notch a section out of the inner rear corner to get my series tank to fit my defender chassis, before cutting it open and modifying it, it fouled the rear radius arm bracket.
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Does the "A" tank fit a left hand drive series 88" ?
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Does the "A" tank fit a left hand drive series 88" ?
Yes, "A" tank is for a typical/standard LHD Series 88. It's what I ordered, and actually we hit the min # to keep the price at $300. So if you still want in I believe it's not too late to order through Mark if anyone wants one.
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Old November 7th, 2012, 10:34 AM
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can you guys give me his email address please?
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can you guys give me his email address please?
http://siteground237.com/~gunsandr/s...ll=1#post26725

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Please let me know if you previously expressed interest but are no longer interested, otherwise payments can be PayPal'ed to safeairone | at | comcast | dot | net . AGAIN, please note that the cost doesn't include shiping from 34475, so once the tanks are complete, you'll need to submit an additional payment to cover shipping the cost, once that is determined.
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Thanks Jason!

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The tank just arrived.....SWEET!
it is very nice!

thanks for the heads u on this!
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Guys, a fine chap by the name of Mark has gone ahead and designed replacement fuel tanks for series rigs. 1/8" aluminum with 1/4" bottoms. No rust ever!!
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With all the early 110s coming into the country a rear early 110 tank would be a worthwhile endeavor.

I know he is just prototyping the series tanks, but this would sell.

Also have bee looking at a fuel tank that would go under seat and joun with an inner wing particularly to hold water. We have made side tanks for the Range Rover LWB, but these are so expensive to have made in one off.

Perhaps the guy making the tanks will entertain some new products after he gets the series tanks on the market.
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Steve:
With all the early 110s coming into the country a rear early 110 tank would be a worthwhile endeavor.

I know he is just prototyping the series tanks, but this would sell.

Also have bee looking at a fuel tank that would go under seat and joun with an inner wing particularly to hold water. We have made side tanks for the Range Rover LWB, but these are so expensive to have made in one off.

Perhaps the guy making the tanks will entertain some new products after he gets the series tanks on the market.
I think the guy doing the series run was outsourcing them, so if he wasn't interested I'm sure someone else could run with it.
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Having seen all the crazy D90 tank prices so would those!
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Funny thing, I randomly received a second tank a couple of months ago. It sat in our warehouse because there was no paperwork with it for quite a while. Then someone called looking for it and sent a call tag!
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a 110 long range aluminum tank that had all the fittings and blankings to accomodate petrol or diesel would be a good endeavor. Nobody stateside makes them, and we pay quite a premium to import something that big.
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a 110 long range aluminum tank that had all the fittings and blankings to accomodate petrol or diesel would be a good endeavor. Nobody stateside makes them, and we pay quite a premium to import something that big.
I feel like marine fuel cells should be a viable option, a lot of them are custom fabricated for boats. I wonder if a manufacturer would be able to quote 90/100 defender tanks given the specs
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a 110 long range aluminum tank that had all the fittings and blankings to accomodate petrol or diesel would be a good endeavor. Nobody stateside makes them, and we pay quite a premium to import something that big.
If it were me I would just look at building an add on tank. Much cheaper and gives enough capacity without affecting ground clearance. If you can do it cheaper than existing options.

Probably $500 delivered, 45 liters, 12 US gallons.
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If it were me I would just look at building an add on tank. Much cheaper and gives enough capacity without affecting ground clearance. If you can do it cheaper than existing options.

Probably $500 delivered, 45 liters, 12 US gallons.
Spare Fuel Tank Defender 110

USA pricing on safari Equip tanks.
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for me at least, the rear arch tank is plan A already
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