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Old 04-02-2006, 09:51 AM   #631
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Old 04-02-2006, 09:53 AM   #632
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storage tanks

Yes, i promise, I have read the entire thread and then some. You referenced many websites throughout the thread but not one pertaining to where you got your custom storage tanks. I need to get a custom fresh water tank for my '61 Bambi. Do you remember where you ordered it? And did it cost an arm and 3 legs?
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Old 04-02-2006, 10:06 AM   #633
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Yes, i promise, I have read the entire thread and then some. You referenced many websites throughout the thread but not one pertaining to where you got your custom storage tanks. I need to get a custom fresh water tank for my '61 Bambi. Do you remember where you ordered it? And did it cost an arm and 3 legs?
The place is called all-rite. They are in North-central California, but ship ups.
You can make a drawing, specify the sizes and locations of the inlets and outlets, and they will make it for you from taste and odor free polyethylene.
www.all-rite.com
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For your stage tanks, try All-Rite.com. I had them make one to my specifications on size and placement of the water inlet and outlet holes and the one they made was dead on the measurements. I requested a 33 gallon tank and the cost was just over $200 and that was 4 years ago. A good deal in my opinion. I've recommended All-Rite to others and haven't heard any negative feedback.

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Ya beat me to it, Uwe.

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The place is called all-rite. They are in North-central California, but ship ups.
You can make a drawing, specify the sizes and locations of the inlets and outlets, and they will make it for you from taste and odor free polyethylene.
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or your stage tanks, try All-Rite.com. I had them make one to my specifications on size and placement of the water inlet and outlet holes and the one they made was dead on the measurements. I requested a 33 gallon tank and the cost was just over $200 and that was 4 years ago. A good deal in my opinion. I've recommended All-Rite to others and haven't heard any negative feedback.
Thanks! I have sent them an email with approximate dimensions. Will follow up in a couple of days. I'll let you all know the outcome.
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Old 04-04-2006, 02:26 PM   #637
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Thanks! I have sent them an email with approximate dimensions. Will follow up in a couple of days. I'll let you all know the outcome.
You will have to be very specific with the dimensions and fill/drain/outlets etc. They will build it exactly like you specify.
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Uwe's right. You'll need to be very specific in your instructions to them. A drawing with exact dimensions and placement of the holes would be best. Do it in a computer program, convert to PDF and email it to them. The more specific you are, the better this storage tank will fit.

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Old 04-04-2006, 04:04 PM   #639
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yuk!

Dimensions! Exact! Aack! okay, okay.

I have started a thread on this so as not to go off on a tangent. This is after all your 63 Overlander (with many good ideas for all of us)!

Here is my thread http://www.airforums.com/forum...tml#post222972

Thank you all again.
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Tonight's progress

I started building the dinette last Sunday. The plan is to have 2 lounge type seats, with a table protrudingbackwards from under the front window. Basically, a traditional dinette. The table will drop down between the seats and form a bed, with the backrest cushions filling up the center of the bed.
The curb side seat is going to be 28 in deep, and 42 in wide, while the streetside sea is going to be 28in deep and 52in wide. The bed will eventually be 84in long and 42 in wide. Good for one adult, or two kids, or 15 or so cats.
Tonight the framing for the dinette seats got finished. I will cover the frames with 1/4in maple plywood, and use 3/8 plywood for the seat surfaces.
The foam will be 4in urethane from Latex West. The upholstery fabric is a red tweed style fabric, perhaps with contrasting side panels and welting. Same as for the bed cushions.

Inside the seats is ample storage for bbq, drinking water, wine, folding chairs, etc.
Soon it's back to the sanding block and tung oil....
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to all the forum members that have encouraged me, motivated me, given advice, parts, information, and physical help.
A special tanks to Creampuff, who has been part of this project pretty much from day one. Airhead, wherever you are, for helping me yank the shell off the frame, jcferguson for advice and support , Cloud 55 for our Baja curtains and for future upholstery chores, pinkflamingoes and wkerfoot for visiting, and everybody else that has touched this project. There's lots more to go... I figure I just passed the halfway point.
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For your stage tanks, try All-Rite.com. I had them make one to my specifications on size and placement of the water inlet and outlet holes and the one they made was dead on the measurements. I requested a 33 gallon tank and the cost was just over $200 and that was 4 years ago. A good deal in my opinion. I've recommended All-Rite to others and haven't heard any negative feedback.

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wow, that's great...about the same as a "stock" tank, from what I've seen. I got a quote a while back from a local place for a simple box-like tank to fit in a frame cavity space...not unlike what Uwe showed earlier in this thread...they wanted 400 bucks.
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Dinette frames

Here a few pictures of the dinette frames. I used the same dimensions as Carlos did on his Safari, only my streetside seat will be a bit longer.
It's basically 28 wide for each seat and 29in for the table, roughly.
The table and curb side seat are 42in long, the street side seat is 52 in long. It will all be covered with 1/4in maple, and the seat bottoms will be 3/8in plywood. I plan on using a 4in foam cushion, 3in urethane and 1in latex on top.
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to all the forum members that have encouraged me, motivated me, given advice, parts, information, and physical help.
Uwe, You're an inspiration to us all! Your attention to detail and the craftmanship of your work has definately given me something to strive for!
Thank you for all your helpful hints and great advice.

(Pinkflamingos just told me you're visiting her to help with tank placement. Oh, what I'd give to live closer.... Maybe she'll video tape the session!)
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