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Taxidermy
11-14-2007, 07:16 PM
I wanted to ask a question. A 1986 Ford F250 XL 4X4 5 speed tranny have propane tank in the back of the box near the window - can you do a lift in this kind of vehicle with propane?



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get stuck
11-14-2007, 07:28 PM
yep you can

Chody
11-14-2007, 08:09 PM
sure can

Taxidermy
11-14-2007, 08:23 PM
thanks! [cheers]

nbrowser
11-14-2007, 09:51 PM
Can't see why not......especially if they leave enough hose to do a spiffy body lift on top of the suspension lift....

kootenaycat
11-14-2007, 10:21 PM
Hey Taxi, just make sure the tank is bolted to the frame through brackets, just like a 5th wheel hitch is attached through the box. Can't be bolted directly to the box. Well, it only matters if DOT sees it! :D

tenpack
11-15-2007, 05:29 AM
At a minimum use a backing plate so it doesnt rip through, its kinda hard to mount a box to a frame if you've got a 3'' BL like me.

Im converting from saddle bags to a 300L tank to my bed soon, i'm gonna wrap it in fab loom and make sure its secure, not near any heat of moving parts.

boyzen
11-15-2007, 07:39 AM
Hey Taxi, just make sure the tank is bolted to the frame through brackets, just like a 5th wheel hitch is attached through the box. Can't be bolted directly to the box. Well, it only matters if DOT sees it! :D

actually just need 3x3 plates on the bottom side dosen' actually have to go to the frame just had mine inspected thats all I did and it was fine

radman
11-15-2007, 11:14 AM
someone once told me about acending a steep hill with a full propane tank in the box with bolts and plates and no tailgate, and well, the tank didnt stay in the box. i like the bracket idea. i would guess a full 300L tank would be around 500lbs or more.

kootenaycat
11-15-2007, 08:15 PM
actually just need 3x3 plates on the bottom side dosen' actually have to go to the frame just had mine inspected thats all I did and it was fine

Must have changed the regs, used to be it needed to be secured directly to the frame.