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Keg for a tank

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by PsychoticDeadGuy, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. PsychoticDeadGuy

    PsychoticDeadGuy 1/2 ton status

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    I have made a gas tank for a gokart with a pony keg but i wanted to know if i could do it for my k5. does anyone know if gas tanks have to go through the DOT thing. i want to do this but dont want to put all my time into it and it not be leagal. anyone know?
     
  2. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    You live in California, home of the antichrist reincarnate, otherwise known as the Air Resources Board.

    If your truck is expected to pass smog, that includes a visual inspection, which I am quite sure would flunk you for having a keg :haha:

    If your truck is diesel or pre-1976 model year, you'd be a lot better off.

    -- A
     
  3. diesel4me

    diesel4me 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I'd say no...

    A beer keg makes a fine gas tank--wont ever rust!--but its not D.O.T. approved,and in a state with emission laws,it will be a thorn in your side to get an inspection sticker.(it will fail the "visual" inspection).

    My older brother made a beavertail ramp truck from a 79 Ford Econoline "cube" van a few years back,and used 2 beer kegs as gas tanks..nearly every time we went to New Hampshire to the racetrack,we'd get pulled over at weigh stations because it was a dually rear end..--

    But it was less than 10,000 lb gvw,so we were "exempt" from being weighed--but the beer keg tanks were always scrutinized very closely--many inspectors thought the E-350 van would be a diesel,and were ready to "stick" the tanks to see if we were using "on road" diesel fuel!--they were dissapointed to find it was a 351 gas powered rig!--but they checked the tanks anyway--just to make sure gas,and not BEER were in them! :haha: :haha:
     

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