Ideas on gas tank re-shape?
Here's the story. Going to start building my rig. I am going to run waggy springs on the front and rear to net me a little stretch. I am looking for 2 maybe 3" per axle whichever the offset pin and a 1" offset perch will get me. My problem as you know is in the rear with the tank. In the planning stage I looked into a genright tank to allow the clearance I seek. But those bad boys run $900 these days. I could have swung $700 like I believe they used to be. But said no way to $900.
I will be running a 9" SUA in the rear. I thought about the self clearance technique but dont think that would work to well if I end up with 3" of stretch and the larger 9" diff. I am looking for ideas on how I could re-shape or mold the gas tank to allow for proper clearance. I am not worried about the tank skid. I have the resources to modify that to whatever the tank comes out to be.
From the info I gathered I heat the tank. But am unsure with what. Would a propane torch be enough or should I look into an actual acetylene torch? Then I was thinking about heating some type of metal form to press into the tank to make a notch or a channel type thing. I have seen people recommend heating and beating it with a sledge. Is the tank really that hard to mold even with heat? Anyways looking for ideas / suggestions on how to mold the poly tank?
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