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Post by Coupe Racing » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:21 am

I thought they were bigger and dimensionality different but could be wrong


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Post by philhoward » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:19 am

The 6 tank is about 3” wider than the 5 tank - as is the car.


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Post by gtcse8 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:11 am

No
It`s a different shape and will not fit the chassis rails


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Post by scimmy_man » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:24 am

its too wide for a 5


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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:41 am

one on ebay this was listed late last night but I don't seem to have pressed submit on this entry when I saw it,

ebay number 36282695806 se5a used stainless tank BIN £150 postage is steep

still showing available on my phone may be of use


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Post by Windy1 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:12 pm

Is it just the width that’s different, I.e same profile When viewed from the side? If I cut 1.5 inches from either side and TIG the end plates back on would it fit?



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Post by Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:57 am

Windy1 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:12 pm
Is it just the width that’s different, I.e same profile When viewed from the side? If I cut 1.5 inches from either side and TIG the end plates back on would it fit?
I assume the tank I provided you details of yesterday isn't suitable?

The profile of the se5 and se6 tanks are similar, the se6 is approx 63.5cm wide and 63cm in length where as the 5 tank is approximately 56cm wide wide and 62cm in length (measurements taken from my tanks)

widening the space available for the tank is probably possible but it would be a huge undertaking. The side plates as you call them would need moving as would the diagonals the rear "crossmember" would need extending. it is likely there would be interference with the rear shock mount tops, and exhausts may need work to stop tapping. The body work would need significant work to the arches to make room for the modification.

there is a another tank on ebay that might be suitable in the short term. NTDWM
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Reliant-Scim ... SwLwtd3C-5

edit seems the stainless tank has been removed but the above is available.

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Post by Windy1 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:14 pm

Geraint SabreGTCse5 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:57 am
Windy1 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:12 pm
Is it just the width that’s different, I.e same profile When viewed from the side? If I cut 1.5 inches from either side and TIG the end plates back on would it fit?
I assume the tank I provided you details of yesterday isn't suitable?

The profile of the se5 and se6 tanks are similar, the se6 is approx 63.5cm wide and 63cm in length where as the 5 tank is approximately 56cm wide wide and 62cm in length (measurements taken from my tanks)

widening the space available for the tank is probably possible but it would be a huge undertaking. The side plates as you call them would need moving as would the diagonals the rear "crossmember" would need extending. it is likely there would be interference with the rear shock mount tops, and exhausts may need work to stop tapping. The body work would need significant work to the arches to make room for the modification.

there is a another tank on ebay that might be suitable in the short term. NTDWM
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Reliant-Scim ... SwLwtd3C-5

edit seems the stainless tank has been removed but the above is available.

best wishes
Thanks for the dimensions.

The listing wasn't there when I looked



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Post by Windy1 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:20 pm

I'm going to look at narrowing the tank. There's no way I'll be cutting chassis rails to get it to fit.



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Post by Windy1 » Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:22 pm

Decided to buy it, heres the tank. Just need to make it narrower. :)
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Post by Windy1 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:25 am

Cutting the endplate off
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Post by Windy1 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:35 pm

Narrowed and welded up and pressure tested.
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Post by Windy1 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:16 pm

Now fitted to car and filled with fuel, the car is running! Yesssssss! :D



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Post by Old and Slow » Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:54 am

Well done, making progress; nice welding job too.


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Post by gtcse8 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:59 pm

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