Fuel Tank Replacement

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  • March 16, 2017 07:24
    Reply # 4670713 on 4637798

    Sorry to hear you're having such problems but now you have me curious. I'm going to measure my tank & distance from bottom of cockpit to the top of the platform the fuel tanks sit on, see if there is any difference in what you're working with.

  • May 11, 2018 16:48
    Reply # 6149802 on 4637798

    I realized this afternoon that I hadn't commented back on the final outcome with my fuel tank replacement.  Good new!  After I mocked up the new tank, Bud was kind enough to have the tank built and the install was a piece of cake.  I included a couple of pictures below in case anyone else has the same task and is looking for a reliable way to mock up the tank.

    My first mock up was in cardboard but I was concerned it might be flexing in ways that the final tank would not flex, so I transferred the card board cutouts onto 1/4" plywood and used drywall corner and screws to build a more ridged mock up - it worked perfectly.

    I hope no one else has to mess around with it as much as I did but, where there's a will there's a way.  This smaller tank holds 30 gallons, a reasonable amount for my purposes. 

    Don 

  • May 12, 2018 11:38
    Reply # 6150492 on 4637798
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Thanks for the write up of your struggles... was there a dimensional drawing made that could be shared? 


    Jay 

  • May 16, 2018 12:30
    Reply # 6237746 on 4637798

    Sorry, no dimensional drawings.  I used Bud's standard starboard fuel tank, took 2" off the top width and reduced the length by 6" from the aft end of the tank, the bottom stayed the same dimension and all other dimensions shrunk accordingly.  Don

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