Opinion on feul "Adventure tank"

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Re: Opinion on feul "Adventure tank"

Post by graham1 » 09 Jun 2016 10:03

Its a long shot - but what about those jerry can holders that fit on the sides of a Defender?
They hang on the roof gutter and then the bottom of them bolt through the rear fender.

Not sure if they'll fit, and you'll need to drill through your fender, and I see you have gullwing doors where the rear windows were, but, if you don't need to open these doors it could work.
This way you have the cans outside, as well as helping with the centre of gravity.

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Re: Opinion on feul "Adventure tank"

Post by offroadbiker » 09 Jun 2016 10:20

Wont work, the Gullwings give access to my kitchen and the "bar" so will definitely be using them on a daily basis. and not planning on drilling holes into my rear doors to have it fitted there as we are only 2 people in the front.

Only solution is in the vehicle.....
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Re: Opinion on feul "Adventure tank"

Post by Tinus lotz » 09 Jun 2016 11:22

Dirk ons moet jou agter bumper in n tenk convert .... :mytwocents:

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Re: Opinion on feul "Adventure tank"

Post by IanT » 09 Jun 2016 11:44

And hope a taxi does not drive into the back off you!!! I have found an advantage with diesel it does not go boom when the taxi go's into the back of you :thumbup:

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Re: Opinion on feul "Adventure tank"

Post by Tinus lotz » 09 Jun 2016 11:51

Make it strong...lol.... :rolling:

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Re: Opinion on feul "Adventure tank"

Post by Alex Roux » 09 Jun 2016 16:54

graham1 wrote:Its a long shot - but what about those jerry can holders that fit on the sides of a Defender?
They hang on the roof gutter and then the bottom of them bolt through the rear fender.

Not sure if they'll fit, and you'll need to drill through your fender, and I see you have gullwing doors where the rear windows were, but, if you don't need to open these doors it could work.
This way you have the cans outside, as well as helping with the centre of gravity.
Graham, that is a Defender thing. It does not really work for other vehicles.
For one thing, no-one wants to buy your car having adding such brackets to the body of the car, unless of course it is a Defender.
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Re: Opinion on feul "Adventure tank"

Post by Grant » 06 Mar 2017 16:06

Dirk

Search around and see if you can find a fuel bladder. There used to be 20lt units that fitted in the foot well behind the seat.

As for more weight, please be careful. The shocks and coils in the patrol are competition units and coils are progressive . The rear coils already have 30 mm spacers to level it.
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Re: Opinion on feul "Adventure tank"

Post by offroadbiker » 07 Mar 2017 06:45

I got hold of a 30-35L sub tank from a GU with its bash plate, and it seems to be a perfect fit underneath the GQ.

So now it is the planning on getting it fitted, connected and a pump with switch to pump the diesel to the main tank when required.

So this gives me 150L of fuel, never have gotten worse consumption than 5km/l so reach distance of 750km worst case scenario, 1050km best case and an average of 900km.

I am sure this should suffice for almost all my trips and no more Jerry cans :blonde:
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Re: Opinion on feul "Adventure tank"

Post by offroadbiker » 07 Mar 2017 06:48

Grant wrote:Dirk

As for more weight, please be careful. The shocks and coils in the patrol are competition units and coils are progressive . The rear coils already have 30 mm spacers to level it.
I recon the 30L should not make that big a difference as it is way less than an additional 2 persons in the back??

Do you know the weight rating of the coils?
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Re: Opinion on feul "Adventure tank"

Post by Michael » 07 Mar 2017 17:36

Dirk, is jerry cans regtig so bad?

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