Front Fuel tank

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r1200gsDave
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Front Fuel tank

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Hey Folks - I am looking for a fuel tank for the front, inside of the fuselage just ahead of the passenger seat.
I have heard that some folks have used a tank from a Cub.
I do not want much for capacity. Really just for spare and at first for taxi work. I am thinking about 5 gallons.
Any suggestions would be great.

Dave
JimBob
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I'm thinking of doing the same.
Disappointed no responses.
Have you found out anything?
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taildrags
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Re: Front Fuel tank

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I don't know about a Cub tank but here's what the conventional front-mounted tank looks like. Mine holds about 16 gallons so you can see that with just the curved top part, you could get your 5 gallon capacity.

The Grega GN-1 was designed to use quite a few Piper parts, so looking through the GN-1 plans might provide you with information on the use of a Cub fuel tank. I have the Grega plans and can look for them if you're interested, or I can check to see if they employ a Cub tank in the first place.

Oscar Zuniga
Medford, OR
Air Camper NX41CC, A75 power
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taildrags
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KenBickers
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On my first attempt at a fuel tank, I made one out of fiberglass ... or tried to, at least. What I learned was that I knew just enough about fiberglass to make a mess of it. It was very heavy and leaked.

On my second attempt, I made it out of cardboard and duct tape. After careful measurements, I sent the specs to Carlsons in Ohio where the main jack-of-all-trades guy welded up a tank for me. I'm not sure but it sounds like Carlsons may have closed its doors after selling its strut supplies to Wicks.

In any case, here's a couple pics. My tank has 16 gallon capacity, 14 useable. That's plenty. My butt and back are tired long before I get anywhere near the reserve level.

Cheers, Ken
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Both excellent. Was hoping to find something plug-N-play but I am fortunate to have a local lad who makes magic with tig AL. Looks like it’s cardboard and tape for me.
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