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Old 02-01-2014, 07:13 AM   #15
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That looks a lot like the tank pans on the newer trailers. Looks factory to me.


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Old 02-01-2014, 10:24 AM   #16
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Truck and Barry, thanks much for your suggestions. I think I have a concept in mind that will work. I am trying to take the shell off this weekend and once I am able to confirm the frame configuration and take some measurements I should be able to finalize the plan. I will try to do an updated sketch to see if it makes sense.

Truck, are you using the original style plywood bottom for the compartment, or something out of aluminum or galvanized steel?

Thanks again. Super pics!

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Old 02-01-2014, 10:39 AM   #17
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Matt you have two threads going about basically the same thing. I suspect for a lot of people some of your responses don't make sense as it appears you are posting relies of one thread on another thread . It would be nice and for sure more efficient if you kept every thing together.
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Old 02-01-2014, 12:12 PM   #18
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Matt, I ended up using two pieces of 3/4 plywood (treated with marine epoxy with added aluminum powder to give it some colour, yes I am that crazy) per cavity, joined with some aircraft floor rail extrusion down the centre line. The extrusion is shaped like a very squat I or a very tall narrow H depending on your view. It fits the 3/4 ply really well and is the top of the I is probably about an 1/8". There is also a good deal of pink styrofoam around the tanks for a bit of insulation but mainly to keep it all snug yet not too rigid. At the time I had wanted to use Teklam sheet but it would have cost $1100 per cavity so I economized.
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:43 PM   #19
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Thanks much Gents! I appreciate the input, and will be ordering tomorrow. Now back the main thread:

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