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Old 03-26-2008, 07:20 PM   #1
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Here are some pics of a fuel cell I made for a friend a few weeks ago.

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Old 03-26-2008, 07:26 PM   #2
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looks good and clean

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Old 03-26-2008, 07:30 PM   #3
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Looks good!

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Old 03-26-2008, 10:14 PM   #4
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Old 03-27-2008, 03:15 PM   #5
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I have a question...what's the purpose of the walls in the cell, and why are there 5 holes going to the outside?

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I have a question...what's the purpose of the walls in the cell, and why are there 5 holes going to the outside?
The baffles "walls" prevent the fuel from splashing around and giving incorrect fuel gauge readings. The holes allow the fuel to go though the baffles and stay level in the cell.

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Old 03-27-2008, 04:55 PM   #7
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Tim pretty much summed it up. The five flared holes clustered together lead to the sump on the bottom of the cell.

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Old 03-27-2008, 05:31 PM   #8
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Oh okay, so those holes are on the bottom of the tank. How much would you charge to make me one of those? My fuel tank is leaking, and I don't want to buy a new one.

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Old 03-27-2008, 07:28 PM   #9
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My rate is $40/hr and it took about 7 hours to do the tank. Plus ~$50 in material. =$330 (not including sending unit or the filler) Honestly I tell most people they are probably better off buying a pre built tank unless you need a specific size/shape that is not offered.

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Old 03-28-2008, 01:19 PM   #10
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Well, I'm looking for one that I can stick in the back of my truck, run all the way from side to side, bolt to my bed, and wire it into my fuel pump. Besides that way, when I fill up, then it will cost me $400

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Old 06-18-2008, 05:21 AM   #11
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that cell looks clean as hell man. what did you use to weld on tig or stick?

and are u going to be running the regular sending unit or after market

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Old 06-18-2008, 07:32 PM   #12
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man, that looks beautiful, i wish i could weld like that!

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Old 06-26-2008, 08:42 AM   #13
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cell is tig welded and uses an aftermarket sending unit

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Old 09-01-2008, 06:13 AM   #14
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That is an amazing looking fuel cell. Very clean looking great job man.

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Old 03-20-2009, 11:17 AM   #15
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need to build mine sometime

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Old 04-15-2009, 06:23 PM   #16
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wow, im bumping old threads lol. Damn that looks great, you should build me one, and assuming by the avatar your zach huh?

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