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#1 grizzler73

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 12:55 PM

Hi All

Going to need to get my fuel tank for the GTM made soon, I have a drawing done just need someone to make it, Can I get some names of companies you would recommend please?

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#2 nicklouse

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 01:49 PM

I would have a chat with Fusion Fabrications.

http://www.theminifo...ser/8887-matty/



#3 Northernpower

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 04:50 PM

I've used ATL in the past, they were very good. Remember they are time limited so make sure whatever you put it inside it's reasonably accessible for when you need to change it.



#4 grizzler73

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 05:58 PM

How long is the time limit? I was always mystified how they check these things! I was planning a access plate on the top to make that simple.

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 06:08 PM

How long is the time limit? I was always mystified how they check these things! I was planning a access plate on the top to make that simple.

ATL are warranted for five years which is their competition time limit (others may differ). Its sometimes possible to extend it for a further two years. You'll probably need to change the foam at two years.

#6 Allrounder

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 06:27 PM

AH fabrication in Hereford. Very experienced as they manufacture a lot the the motorsport industry. Done a great job on copying a rusty old xj140 fuel tank with baffles for us recently.

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 06:37 PM

How long is the time limit? I was always mystified how they check these things! I was planning a access plate on the top to make that simple.

Just realised, if you're talking about an all alloy tank you won't have issues regarding time limits other than normal deterioration.

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 06:48 PM

AH fabrication in Hereford. Very experienced as they manufacture a lot the the motorsport industry. Done a great job on copying a rusty old xj140 fuel tank with baffles for us recently.

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Yep I used AH for custom boost pipe. Was impressed. For my fuel tank I used concept racing

#9 grizzler73

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 07:55 PM

Yes I want a Alloy one, a simple rectangular shape with a plate holding all the parts I think.I was looking at concept, they look good. Time to send out an email or 2!
Thanks for the responses.
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Posted 24 October 2017 - 08:25 PM

Double post please delete.

Edited by HUBBA.HUBBA, 24 October 2017 - 08:27 PM.


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Posted 25 October 2017 - 07:54 AM

Jim at Alloy Racing Fabrications has a good reputation and is making my (7 litre) tank - http://www.alloyraci...brications.com/

 

I can't see anything on the site about foam filled tanks though - probably worth dropping him an email.



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Posted 25 October 2017 - 05:38 PM

Owens Fabrication does them also

#13 grizzler73

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 09:07 PM

Lots of good recommendations! I will start the emailing...
Thanks everyone
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#14 warning634

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 04:41 PM

Owens fabrications would get my vote 

 

https://www.upaclick...cated-aluminium






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