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Old October 11th, 2009, 05:02 AM
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Aux tank for RHR space

Does anybody have an idea of how much it would cost to have one of these fabbed up here in the states? I'm talking about the 45L fuel tank for the right rear quarter panel space like the one Mike had sold in this thread?
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Old October 11th, 2009, 09:32 AM
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Not sure if you've seen this?

http://www.safari-equip.co.uk/index.php?page=11

I would guess that a pre-made item would be less hassle than fabrication and shipping from the UK is not that expensive. If it's less than 20Kg it can go as baggage on most airlines if you know someone travelling that way. I've convinced a family member to bring me a Galvanized rear x memeber! ;-)
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Old October 11th, 2009, 10:08 AM
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I have seen that, thanks, but you'll notice no prices as that is the manufacturer. Checking around for similiar products in the UK, they are all over $500 US, not including shipping. I find it hard to believe it would cost that much to have a 12 gallon tank fabricated here.
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Old October 11th, 2009, 10:30 AM
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Maybe worth giving these guys a call ... http://www.boydwelding.com/
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Old October 11th, 2009, 10:53 AM
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Maybe worth giving these guys a call ... http://www.boydwelding.com/
Now that was a good link. My google ninja skills failed me today. Thanks. I'll post what I find out for others.
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Old October 11th, 2009, 01:28 PM
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I have one of the Excel tanks, very similar to the Safari equipe. Keep in mind that at least with my tank 235/85 is max tire size. If you want pics or measurements let me know.
Make sure what ever it is made of it is thick on the tire side. Over time those rocks chipping away will add up .

Also, do you have the stock main tank? I Think there is more room to utilize there also... Group Buy?

I really want to make up some saddle tanks for between the sliders and frame. For fuel and water. I like that it keeps weight forward.

see pic. I met these french guys in Peru, they had tanks on both sides, but hanging a bit low for me.
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Old October 11th, 2009, 04:53 PM
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Steven,
Thanks for the picture. I've been looking at those saddle tanks as well. Very interested in the water option for that too. Keeping all that weight low is a great idea.

good points on the tank reminders. If I do end up having a custom tank made, I'll make sure it's double plated on the footwell side. Not sure if boydwelding will do tanks remotely without the vehicle, but if I could get all the dimensions for one of those fender tanks, their website suggests they might be able to do it.
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Steve, any idea who makes that side locker in post #6?
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