Gas can as tank?

datz510

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You guys ought to look into using one of these surplus 1 gal cans:

http://www.armysurpluswarehouse.com/product/czech-1-gallon5-liter-gas-can-4097.cfm

I'm planning on ordering a couple of these and cutting one horizontally and re-welding to make a 1/2 gal tank. (obviously, make sure there is no fuel/gas in it and let it air out for a week or so before doing this) Then weld or solder up a fuel feed off the bottom and drill a tiny vent hole in the lid. Would fit really nicely behind the seat on a small rear rack.

I use the larger 5-gal European cans on my offroad vehicles and they are darn near indestructible. Most the cans I have are almost 50 years old.
 
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