Water tank for the ute

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Water tank for the ute

Postby stevo. » Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:54 am

I picked up one of these things yesterday, 30L undertray water tank. I was going to get a bigger tank under the tray, but instead, i thought i'd get a undertray drawer for camping gear. The undertray drawers slide in and out under the tray between the chassis rails, so this little water tank on the side should do the job.

From these dudes... http://www.enmachind.com.au/
They supply places like ARB / UV4x4

They make other stuff, fuel tanks aswell, and other wierdo plastic things.

I'll stick some attachment pics up later. My only concern is that i hope the thing holds on!

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Re: Water tank for the ute

Postby Chicky Babe » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:11 pm

Atlas Tanks is also really good if you need to design something for a particular place.

We just put one in the ship for a holding tank that was an awkward design...did it all over the internet with
drawings and measurements...it came via courier...had a small flaw in it...sent it back...they
fixed it straight away and recouriered it to us in 24 hrs. Awesome service.

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Re: Water tank for the ute

Postby stevo. » Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:07 pm

I think i'll make a slider/bash guard for it, incase rocks or logs hit it.
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Re: Water tank for the ute

Postby GypsyLady » Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:48 pm

That is a very good idea Steve...
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Re: Water tank for the ute

Postby stevo. » Sat Oct 02, 2010 11:35 am

here's the tank guard, just thin aluminium, but hopefully it'll work...
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Re: Water tank for the ute

Postby Chicky Babe » Sat Oct 02, 2010 12:34 pm

What an awesome idea...well done!! ::)
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Re: Water tank for the ute

Postby bonger » Sat Oct 02, 2010 2:12 pm

Mate well done! Cant believe you bought it Wednesday and had it fully installed Thursday.

Want to come to Deagon and do one for me :***
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Re: Water tank for the ute

Postby GypsyLady » Sat Oct 02, 2010 2:38 pm

Looking pretty 'tidy' Steve....
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Re: Water tank for the ute

Postby stevo. » Sat Oct 02, 2010 3:41 pm

Thanks for the comments! Gees it feels likeshow and tell :lol:

If everything went to plan it'd only take 30 minutes to install one, but nothing is ever that easy. It took about 2 hours to fit the tank, and maybe 2 hours to make the guard. I already had the bit of aluminium so it didn't cost anything.

bonger, i don't mind helping with stuff like this. Depends how complicated it all gets, i can supply tools and i'll sit in a chair with a beer and yell instructions :cheers

gypsy, yeah i think it turned out well, but i wont try using it as lift point with a highlift jack! :lol:
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Re: Water tank for the ute

Postby Titch » Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:58 pm

I am impressed,well done Steve :armsup
If anyone wants something similar but is not handy with things,go to a truck bits shop.
They have all size of water tank kits.
Our place is called Truck Bits,they carry a lot of LED as well.:idea:
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Re: Water tank for the ute

Postby stevo. » Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:13 pm

titch, do you have a web link?

what kind of stuff do you have? is it like Truckline?
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Re: Water tank for the ute

Postby Titch » Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:43 pm

www.truckbitsaust.com.au

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Re: Water tank for the ute

Postby stevo. » Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:47 pm

/timtoolmanvoice owh owh owh, Truck bits!!!

cool stuff ! :armsup
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Re: Water tank for the ute

Postby Chicky Babe » Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:17 pm

[quote="stevo."]Thanks for the comments! Gees it feels likeshow and tell :lol:

bonger, i don't mind helping with stuff like this. Depends how complicated it all gets, i can supply tools and i'll sit in a chair with a beer and yell instructions :cheers

:hello: me too... me too...can we make that rum though..oh and I won't supply the tools or the instructions...just the spectator!!! :grin:
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Re: Water tank for the ute

Postby stevo. » Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:51 pm

ok, so we have a team of consutants/engineers now? Tools supplied, and two people yelling instructions? :cheers
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