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Fuel Cells,,,street Legal?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 4wheelin4Jesus, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. 4wheelin4Jesus

    4wheelin4Jesus 1/2 ton status

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    I Would Like To Put A Fuel Cell In My Blazer To Replace The Gas Tank. Are Fuel Cells Street Legal?
    Thanks
     
  2. twoslo4five0

    twoslo4five0 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    prolly not in a blazer cause there is no firewall between the driver and the fuel..plus give ya a killer hedache..
     
  3. sled_dog

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    Looking at the PA inspection manual it says:

    Reject if:
    A fuel tank or line intrudes into a driver, passenger, or cargo compartment except if vehicle was originally so designed.(aka the 69-72 pickups with the tank inside the cab)

    Your state? damned if I know, but its technically illegal in mine.

    Hell if I really want to go letter of the law, strictly how it is written, puting a fuel cell in the truck of our 69 Firebird is illegal.
     
  4. 76zimmer

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    I've read the same, mostly illegal. Makes no sense as a dune buggy can get licencsed with a beer keg right behind the driver, but a fuel cell in a production vehicle is a no-no
     
  5. Bow-Tie-Boy

    Bow-Tie-Boy Registered Member

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    I'm not sure if it's legal, but I have run one in Mich. and Texas without being hassled at all. [​IMG]
     
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    yeah swear ull be fine in NC
     
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    76zimmer Flyin Rat Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Really, I thought NC had a tough inspection.

    Mich however usually will let stuff slide, unless they're looking for a reason to pull you over.
     
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    nc doesnt have lift laws or anything. im sure they wouldnt care
     
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    Just build a steel firewall around it. that is what I am going to do. Then it will be safer and legal any where.
     
  11. 4wheelin4Jesus

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    so, are you going to weld up a box to enclose it?
     
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    When I drive through NC, Ive never seen so many broken down cars on the road and Im pretty sure its b/c the inspection laws there.
     
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    Yes, a box to enclose. It will have a fuel door to pump the fuel and a fuel door to access the whole fuel cell for future repairs. so think of it as a big door that bolts down and a small door on a hinge that latches down so there is easy access to put fuel in.
     
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    Those aren't cars...their homes.:D:D:D










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