@Carlos G posted:
Go ahead, jump into that "aluminum tank" pool. I want to see how deep it is.
I figured that would be a winter project, at least for me. I'd remove that silly VW tank and take some measurements and have lots of cardboard on hand. I also had thoughts of removing that hump that prevents me from wearing shoes on my gas foot. Maybe install an aluminum panel there to access the bottom of the new tank without having to remove it for future service. Maybe also have access to a fuel cock...
Many ideas bouncing in this head.
Anyone who has a Spyder other than the Flared Thunder Ranch, has 4.5s up front with 185s as the biggest tire.
Winter project as in the place that's making it mostly makes boat tanks and when I called them in June they were swamped (pardon the pun). We already mocked up the tank last fall, all that's left it to finalize the measurements and start welding. I put a hold on it last fall because I couldn't find a decent flip cap for under $400. I have now.
It's not going to be some work of art like an original, or Ed's cover. Just a functional gas tank that won't rust or leak. The guy estimated it will be about 8 gal. and we're working on it coming up to about .75"-1" below the frunk lid. The cap will pretty much sit on top of the tank, with only about a 1"-2" filler neck. Just enough to put a vent spout on it.
The bottom is going to slant down to clear the steering column to a low point in front of the passenger footwell. I tried finding a bung to match the OEM VW screen and spigot to no avail, so what I'm going to use is an HD peacock with a reserve, and rig it up like a T1-356 and the old Bugs, with a lever in the footwell. Based on the tank were imagining, it should give about a 1-1.5gal reserve.