Wanted: Cheap 1 Gallon Barrel Tank

Discussion in 'For Sale' started by 5-7HEAVEN, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Active Member

    Looking for a cheap barrel tank to mount on my rear rack. One gallon capacity is good. Not interested in the "under the rack" China tank. Right now, I'm using a 4-liter HT tank on the rear rack. It looks like ****, but gets the job done.

    Not interested in spun-aluminum tank, unless it's cheap and used. No plastic tanks either. Guys are crazy here; I don't need someone stealing my tank for scrap, or knifing my tank to steal gas.

  2. CroMagnum

    CroMagnum Member

    Let's see - it needs to be resistant to both knives and tweakers, plus it has to be cheap. In that case my only suggestion is PVC.
  3. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Active Member

    I was outa town last week. There was an NOS metal barrel tank on craigslist for $20/bo. In another ad, that same owner was selling a 4-stroke in-frame kit for $100/bo. The next day, both were sold.

    I shoulda copied the ad or called him; it was EXACTLY what I wanted.

    So now, I'm looking for that same kind of tank.

    PVC tank? Where can I get one of those?
  4. CroMagnum

    CroMagnum Member

    Follow the link.
  5. Chris Crew

    Chris Crew Member

    Your local homebrew supply store may have 5 litre mini-kegs for $12-15. You would have to seal the bung hole on the top end and add a filler tube and outlet, but that may get you on the way.
  6. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Active Member

    Homebrew? You mean liquor supply stores? I can check them out.

  7. Esteban

    Esteban Active Member

    Last edited: Nov 12, 2011
  8. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Active Member

    Yes,it's thin. Now if I can find one made of tin or stronger, for cheap of course.
  9. Esteban

    Esteban Active Member

    I would look for an old tank from a larger mower or lawn tractor. Many of those were cylindrical shaped, etc., & you can fing those on E Bay , etc.
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2011
  10. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Active Member

    Ahh, lawn mower tanks!

    Thanks, I'll go look.
  11. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    Last edited: Nov 17, 2011
  12. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Active Member

    Thanks, Lou.