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Cutting floor to install LPG

Im not sure wether this should be here or in tech discussion, but here it goes......

Eventualy i will run straight LPG, and as such all petrol gear will be removed (tank, fuel lines, injectors etc) and i would love to have a whole boot (for stereo and mabey some storage :) )

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Im thinking of using the special tanks which are comprised of 3 or 4 small diameter tanks linked together. To get this to work properly, to provide sufficent ground clearence, and to obtain a large capacity (80L+) i was thinking of getting the spare wheel well removed and the boot floor pan reinforced. This added with the removal of the petrol tank will provide for a reasonably large volume for a tank.

I would think that the removal of the spare wheel well and modifications fo the floor of the boot would require an engineers report.

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Re: Cutting floor to install LPG

Thats an interesting idea...
the 'special' tanks u speak of, are they the scuba style tanks?

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is that legal to do?

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Re: Cutting floor to install LPG

yeah 'scuba' tanks

David - thats why im asking if its legal

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Re: Cutting floor to install LPG

i'd say it'd be legal, but u'd need to get an engineers cert i'd assume
its deffinately a good idea.
any idea how much capacity u could get where the fuel tank is without removing the spare wheel part?

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Re: Cutting floor to install LPG

yeah it can be done but it's a major defect if it's noticed and would require a pretty serious engineers cert because your modifing the structual integraty of the car.
Better to remove the petrol tank and get a replacement one of those. You maybe lucky see if the Au straight gas falcon tanks don't fit that may well be your answer.

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Re: Cutting floor to install LPG

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They say that there can be no opened area between lpg tanks people , so where you put your tanks as to be sealed of from in inside world , thats the crap i went trough with one of wy lpg cars , But Carazy is on the money with later factroy set up.
why would you what straigh gas any way , its dear to get it towed when they run out.
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Re: Cutting floor to install LPG

who runs out of gas/petrol these days.
most ppl know how many k's they get from a tank.
so technically, driving a Falcon with LPG tank in the boot, and having the rear seats down is a NONO?
i drove with my rear seats completely removed when i was getting my car fixed
i'm gunna take a trip to Gas Research later today and find out some stuff :)

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Re: Cutting floor to install LPG

I have heard of donut style tanks that fit into the spare wheel well. Could you get one of these and use one outside as a replacement for the petrol tank to avoid getting an engineers maybe?

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wonder how much LPG these hold?

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