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    I've been trying to find a solution for an extra tank that doesnt remove the under seat storage on either side for my 110 or impact on the interior space. I also have RRC seats fitted, so no underseat fill options will work for me.

    What I wanted to do was to keep the main fuel tank at the rear for Veg Oil and then fit a smaller diesel tank for starting and purging. The only space I can find is in the rear passenger side quarter panel cavity - i.e. in the wheel arch behind the rear passenger wheel. There is a supplier of plastic tanks on ebay and the most suitable one was about 1cm too wide when i last looked - i think the rear seatbox strengthening struts might just prevent it fitting. But, if i can mount something here, i think i could create a filler on the passenger side externally for it. I could fill internally I suppose, but it would be a pain when the 110 is loaded for travelling.

    I've collected the other bits of kit for the VO conversion (heated filter head, heat exchanger and Pollack 6 port valve set) and had them sorted for about 8 years now, so really need to fit them! At the moment all I do is use an SVO mix in the main tank in the summer, but it would be good to have the option to use it all year. A couple of valves on the veg oil heating circuit (so that it can be turned off) and it will be easy to use diesel in both tanks if travelling (toured France and Switzerland last summer and wont be messing with Veg Oil whilst doing that).

    Add this to my galv bulkhead to fit, five new galv doors and general maintenance and i think thats my landy year sorted! Plus its my main car, so i kind of need any work done within a weekend!

    Pics of others tanks setups would be really helpful though as it will definitely help with ideas

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    Default Re: Additional Fuel Tank Options for 110 CSW

    find a local metal place and get them to make a tank to fit that space. you can buy weld on fillers and other fittings. then you have the choice of steel or stainless. probs wont work out much more than the rubbish plastic tanks that are not very well made and dont seal very well.
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    Are there any off the shelf options that might fit/be made to fit within the stipulations above (i havent made it easy!)

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    none that i know of, the only one i can think off is for a 110 van and fits in front of the rear wheel.
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    Hi Reb, have you had a look at the 36-40 litre "expedition" water tanks made by Frontrunner and others which fit into the gap behind the rear passenger side wheel.

    I have one fitted to my 110 CSW (not sure what make) which fills from a discrete filler located inside the rear door and has an outlet at the rear which on mine goes via a hose to a tap mounted under the rear crossmember.

    Mine is plastic (I assume there is no reason this can't be used for diesel) and has a steel shield to protect it from debris thrown up by wheel but stainless steel ones maybe available.

    No issues with mine in over 100k miles of sometimes very tough miles other than when the tip of the exhaust tailpipe rotted through and fell off leaving hot exhaust gases venting next to the hose which melted! This should not be an issue if the hose goes the other way and/or you pay attention to the state of your exhaust.

    The only other issue is access to rear light cluster is a bit restricted.

    Assume there is no reaspn that a "water" tank cannot be repurposed like this. FWIW I have a similar sized steel aux fuel tank under opposite wheel arch but this is connected to rhe main tank and uses the same filler.

    Good luck.



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    Default Re: Additional Fuel Tank Options for 110 CSW

    Thanks for that - it was the price that was putting me off of using the water tank as suggested - although that was the Safari Equip version rather than the Frontrunner - perhaps they are cheaper? The generic plastic fuel tanks on ebay were about a quarter the price of the water tanks and so the difference in price seemed substantial. I will check the prices again though as there is something to be said for being able to mount it easily, but it should just be some 'simple' brackets.

    My exhaust is a custom stainless one, so should be safe from rotting, but it was something i considered when i still had the mild steel version fitted.

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    I suppose this isnt too bad if you take into account that it is made ready to fit:

    http://www.johncraddockltd.co.uk/acc...10-tditd5.html

    Would the lack of baffles internally be a problem? I'm assuming it doesnt have any but perhaps this wouldnt matter for this volume?

    I should take Zollafs advice and visit a metal fabrication firm, but before I do any ideas how much it might cost to get one of these made up in metal?

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    problem is with that is its a water tank. a diesel tank wants a filler, a breather, a fuel feed pipe that goes in the top and not the bottom, and a return pipe depending on the veg set up. a small simple shape tank is going to set you back 100 - 200 quids in a metal shop depending on eaxct size and spec and material.
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    Would you consider fitting a side locker for Jerry cans, and use one of the Jerry can fuel spouts with the double vent system?

    These spouts are designed to convert a standard jerry can into a fuel tank, for use on boats etc.


    You could keep it inside in an upright position, or have two in the lockers. You would probably need a priming bulb and a 3 way valve to get the fuel moving and purge air, then open the valve to supply.
    If you fit a side locker it would be possible to use a tank suitable for boats.

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    Default Re: Additional Fuel Tank Options for 110 CSW

    ^^^^^ ideal ^^^^^^
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