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Fuel cell installed

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by big pappa b, Mar 23, 2005.

  1. big pappa b

    big pappa b 3/4 ton status

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    Finally got off my butt and got it done. Made the cheapy brackets yesterday but ha to wait tiul today for warmer and drier weather. The brackets holding it down were freebies. I had some pieces of rubber matting that I used under the fuel cell to eliminate the squeaks and rubbing. We had some old shelves in the basement and they were brackets for them. Cut to length and drilled mounting holes in them. The nuts and bolts to mount it were bought at Tractor Supply for $0.75 for the lot. Most expensive part of getting it ready to use was the fittings for the fuel cell. The (2) #8 AN fittings and (2) 90* elbows cost me $18. Just (1) Earls fitting would have been $28...so I passed on those. Just looking for function, not pretty. The fuel line (9ft) and clamps were $10 at Autozone. Went to Lowes for the 1.5" electrical conduit piece that I have the hoses passing thru the bed floor. I think it was $1. So I have $29.75 for the mounts, hardware, lines and clamps...not too bad. I doesn't move at all. I grabbed it and tried twisting and pulling...no movement.
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    how much fuel does that hold?
     
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    That would be 22 gallons
     
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    dont ya just looooove new and shiney parts. cool man. i cant wait to get to the point where i'm ready for a fuel cell. it will be a jaz or i pinch off a few xtra bones for a fuel safe cell.
     
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    I got piched enough for the Jaz cell but I like it. Jut have to wait a little longer for other stuff :frown1:
     
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    Cell

    Just my .02

    Fuel ways how much a gallon? I think its about 6 lbs or so. 22x6=132 that is a lot of weight for those brackets to hold. I saw a guy get burned pretty good when the car he was in fuel cell came out of its mounts granted it was a demo derby car. If your were out wheeling and hit a bump or somthing and that fuel cell broke those mounts you are going to have fuel everywhere. The recomended way is to install them with straps over the top and not in the passenger compartment But hey it does look good and it's only me .02
     
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    I have 8 brackets on it now. I will be giving it a test before doing anything crazy. Putting brackets over the top definitely isn't out of the question. I just wanted the damn thing mounted for now so I can move it around again.
    Thanks for the input tho :thumb:
     
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    How about some pics for the cheap ****ers?
     
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    K..hold a sec. I'm at my limit for my free webshots. Let me make a new page
     
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    Brian,


    Looks good in the rig, I would definetly think about new mounting brackets though....the straps over the top was a good idea. I know you are looking for function and not looks, but that purty new fuel cell shouldn't have those ugly brackets holding it on:p: :grin:

    They just don't look asthetic to me, but who am I anyways. Just my .02


    BTW....you know I am just jealous, right?
     
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    Like I said, just good enough to get it going

    oh yeah...


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    Copy that:)


    Hey they changed some of the restrictions on the Gov computers over here so I can't see pic's that are remotely linked:(

    What are the pic's above of:confused:
     
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    It's just pics of the fuel cell install..nothing much. You can't see any pics in this thread??
     
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    I see the pic's in the first post from you but that is it??:(
     
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    It's the same pics for the guy that couldn't see them since he wasn't a paying member. As you were :usaflag:
     
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    I have to agree with whatthe other have said about the mounts. But since you already know about it i won't beat a dead horse.

    The other thing that is questionable is the fittings. I would hate for you to be packing your junk in the back and accidently breaking one of those of. Would suck for it to happen when your in the boonies somewhere. You plan on putting something over them to protect them?
     
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    Wasn't planning on putting anything over it yet. Eventually, hopefully this summer, I will have a cage put in and I will have a shelf for storage over the top over the cell that will serve as protection as well as storage space.

    That's why I post my silliness here, so the smart guys can point out my flaws ;)
     

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