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Auxillary fuel tank???

I need an auxillary fuel tank under my current tool box, what's the best material to build it out of (steel or aluminum)? It will only be used for long trips.
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Aluminum would be my chioce if you have the abilities to make it.

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Make sure you put enough baffles in it to help stop side wall flex.

The "pop" that you hear when filling with fuel is material flexing and sooner or later it can cause trouble.

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im not sure but if you get stopped by the man he might look for a DOT plate.

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That is a good point. You may want to get it inspected.

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i no alot of ppl in text that have made there own and dont have dot on them what r u usein it for to fill up equipment or for ur truck

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I vote for aluminum. Just be sure you add baffles in it.

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It will be used for the truck, gravity feed into factory tank. It will be baffled. And I am "the man" u speak of, so no worries there
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aluminium man no worries...half inch feed like with an electric vale and youll be good to go. just dont over fill the stocker it tends to make a mess

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aluminium man no worries...half inch feed like with an electric vale and youll be good to go. just dont over fill the stocker it tends to make a mess
I acendently over filled my stocker at the truck stop the other day. There was a good gallon on the ground before I got the punch shut down

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