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Fuel Cell for my project truck

Im hoping to get started tinkering on my 72 Chevy C10 Cheyenne that my grandfather bought brand new, and gave to me when I turned 16. I remember seeing an episode of "Trucks" on TV where they built a '69 model and put a fuel cell between the fram in the back and got rid of the ill-designed tank behind the seat. Anyone know where I might find such an animal? Doesnt need to be race or show quality, as this is just a safety upgrade.
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Re: Fuel Cell for my project truck

Several manf's...but you can probably get one from Summit racing...
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Re: Fuel Cell for my project truck

Summit Racing or Jegs will have it.
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Re: Fuel Cell for my project truck

Couple of questions...
1) are there applications for specific vehicles, or do you get a universal mounting kit?

2) For street use, Im guessing I would want an aluminum one right? I seem to remeber that a metal one is rewuired for DOT purposes....
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Re: Fuel Cell for my project truck

Not sure about the DOT thing...All the ones you will find in SUmmit/Jegs are universal mount, but they are typicaly pretty square and would only take some angle iron to make up supports that would be welded in place. I think Summit has a pretty good web site. You might also try Googleing your truck, there may be dedicated aftermarket suppliers that cary pre-fabbed or drop-in fuel cells.
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Re: Fuel Cell for my project truck

Another option is to see if a gas tank from a later truck would mount into the truck. My experience is with the older Fords, and on them when the tank moved, the frames didn't change much. So a retrofit might work out well too. Other wise the fuel cells are reasonably simple to build a bracket for. Good luck.
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Re: Fuel Cell for my project truck

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Another option is to see if a gas tank from a later truck would mount into the truck.
Yeah, that's what I was going to recommend as the first choice.

If not, the normal plastic fuel cells don't deal real well with an impact as they don't bend. If it was my truck, and I was worried about safety, I'd get a steel one. Preferably with a bladder, but now you're talking $.



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If it was my truck, and I was worried about safety, I'd get a steel one. Preferably with a bladder, but now you're talking $.
The one by Fuel Safe for my Mustang is $900. To replace the bladder is $700.

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The one by Fuel Safe for my Mustang is $900. To replace the bladder is $700.

Holy Shite!!! Maybe Ill just continue leaning up against the fuel...
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Holy Shite!!! Maybe Ill just continue leaning up against the fuel...
You'd rather die than drop $900?



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You'd rather die than drop $900?

yes
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Re: Fuel Cell for my project truck

I found some cheap ones, although I think they would be more at home on a dune buggy. http://cgi.ebay.com/Empty-BEER-KEG-1...QQcmdZViewItem

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