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Coupe 4WD, Grale fuel tank ? #1651355
11/06/2021 11:11
11/06/2021 11:11
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I think this is a real long shot, but does anyone know if a grale fuel tank will fit in the rear of a coupe

I have a 4WD coupe, yet to run but all the ones I have seen finished have either a fuel cell in the boot, or a OEM style tank out of something else strapped in the boot (which is what I will do)

But someone asked me if a Grale tank will fit, I have no idea but I would say no as the floor pan is very different as I understand it. I dont want to look like a fool later for having not asked if it is doable but the pics I have seen make the grale tank look like 2 quite square boxes which I think go under each rear seat with a hoop section over the driveshaft - my feeling is the coupe under rear floor area is much more angular as the 155 Q4 which my car has the running gear from has a large tank rearward of the diff, not under seats which likely tells a story. The coupe body is too short by comparison with the sedan for it fit without that large trunk

Anyway - can anyone confirm so at least I have ruled it out before I sacrifice my boot space.

Grale tank shape for reference

ebay link

Cheers

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Re: Coupe 4WD, Grale fuel tank ? [Re: Saint] #1651437
15/06/2021 06:16
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Hi

Well it seems this is a bit of an out there project to be known - I suspect its a no to fitment for the reasons above

In case anyone searches this out later I have found the Delta 2, which some suggested may fit, would need as a minimum the boot floor replacing and even then it looks pretty "deep", also it would take up the muffler area

Pics attached of the Delta 2 floor and tank for others in the 4WD build process

So it seems like a tank in the boot is the only option - nothing OEM will fit underfloor with 4WD on the coupe body shell?








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Re: Coupe 4WD, Grale fuel tank ? [Re: Saint] #1651600
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Well, and also the grale tank wont fit, the Q4 conversion uses a large rear subframe with trailing links the Grale doesn't have - it rather has a carrier for the rear diff and tubular suspension. The trailing link arrangement hits on the tank ends so an in boot or custom are the only options. I am using a Toyota Soarer tank in the boot

Pics to follow at some stage in the hope it helps someone

Cheers



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