Auxiliary Diesel Tank
Part 2: Supports & Tank Ordering
|Once the holding tank was removed, I removed all the expanded foam that supported the old |
plastic holding tank--it turned out to be a little deeper cavity than I expected.
|The cardboard template for the tank's base support is shown being held in place.|
|The tank's base support was constructed in my home workshop.|
|The new tank base was temporarily wedged in place while temporary fiberglass tabs cured overnight.|
|The angle frame spans the base support and the contour of the tank cavity. The |
angle frame in the plan view is perfectly rectangular while the cavity is not perfectly
rectangular. (The wide angle lens used for this image creates a distorted view.)
|To test the accuracy of the drawing and to properly locate all tank connections, I made a cardboard |
model of the tank. It is shown here lying on the inboard side and exposing the angled bottom.