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Dairy Queen Cruise-In (08-2)

I met up with some guys from the Carter County Cruisers at a cruise-in and took some pictures...there were tons more vehicles there, but I didnt make it too far around until dark because I was talking to people...here are the pics:













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i like the gas tank in the bed lol
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i like the gas tank in the bed lol
where else is he supposed to put it?
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if he's gonna do that, he should get a fuel cell. having it like that is unsafe.
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if he's gonna do that, he should get a fuel cell. having it like that is unsafe.
How so? If its strapped down correctly there is no issue.

Bagged rangers do it all the time a reg cab gas tank fits between the bed sides perfectly and when you strap it down its fine.
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How so? If its strapped down correctly there is no issue.

Bagged rangers do it all the time a reg cab gas tank fits between the bed sides perfectly and when you strap it down its fine.
I agree, shouldnt matter if its there or in its stock location.
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I agree, shouldnt matter if its there or in its stock location.

Thats true.

If he cant afford a fuel cell yet, that will work. It still serves the same purpose, it is just in a different location.
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Wow I really hate the rounded back end on that Corvette.
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How so? If its strapped down correctly there is no issue.

Bagged rangers do it all the time a reg cab gas tank fits between the bed sides perfectly and when you strap it down its fine.

what justifies it being strapped down correctly? cuz someone put straps and extra washers/rubber seals so the metal straps don't wear a hole through the plastic tank?

sorry, i dont buy it. just because alot of bagged rangers are doing it doesn't mean it's right. i'd feel safer if my truck was that low with a fuel cell insead of an exposed plastic tank.

if you haven't already looked into it, ask your DMV or DOT/ police. i'm sure they would think the same or similar. i don't mean " my buddy's a cop" or anything like that. get a legal document or what we call the highway traffic act up here in canada. i'm guessing it goes into detail that it needs to be alot safer then that.

what happens if some dude gets really angry and stabs your plastic tank so it leaks fuel? not to mention if some moron hits your from the side and the hardware you used breaks and/or punctures the tank?.the stock straps that they use are alot stronger then that stuff in the above picture. that stuff bends very easily and is supposed to be used on duct work.



don't get me wrong, the trucks look good and alot of work has gone into them, but it seems like they are sacraficing safety to look cool.

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what justifies it being strapped down correctly? cuz someone put straps and extra washers/rubber seals so the metal straps don't wear a hole through the plastic tank?

sorry, i dont buy it. just because alot of bagged rangers are doing it doesn't mean it's right. i'd feel safer if my truck was that low with a fuel cell insead of an exposed plastic tank.

if you haven't already looked into it, ask your DMV or DOT/ police. i'm sure they would think the same or similar. i don't mean " my buddy's a cop" or anything like that. get a legal document or what we call the highway traffic act up here in canada. i'm guessing it goes into detail that it needs to be alot safer then that.

what happens if some dude gets really angry and stabs your plastic tank so it leaks fuel? not to mention if some moron hits your from the side and the hardware you used breaks and/or punctures the tank?.the stock straps that they use are alot stronger then that stuff in the above picture. that stuff bends very easily and is supposed to be used on duct work.

don't get me wrong, the trucks look good and alot of work has gone into them, but it seems like they are sacraficing safety to look cool.
what stops this moron from going under anyones car/truck and doing the same thing?
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what stops this moron from going under anyones car/truck and doing the same thing?
Are those the ones that use a steel hammer and steel punch? That vette looks fugly sorry.
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what stops this moron from going under anyones car/truck and doing the same thing?

nothing. but outta sight outta mind.

"i'm angry, i see a tank. i have a screwdriver/ hammer. revenge is mine."

or

"i'm angry, i take my screwdriver/hammer and scratch paint/dent pannels (as the tank is under the truck which is lowered or the fuel cell is metal). revenge is mine."

this raises a queston, how would i get to the gas tank if it was in the stock location. on a lowered truck to inflict damage?


**note** i wouldn't do that to anyones truck or car. i was just making a valid point.
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eh, the stock tank is plastic too. if the truck was lifted, it would be just as easy to tamper with the stock plastic tank so whats your point?
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what justifies it being strapped down correctly? cuz someone put straps and extra washers/rubber seals so the metal straps don't wear a hole through the plastic tank?

don't get me wrong, the trucks look good and alot of work has gone into them, but it seems like they are sacraficing safety to look cool.


this is my point. it just comes off as jerry rigged and dangerous, contrary to the statement that, everyone who has lowered a truck is doing it.
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this is my point. it just comes off as jerry rigged and dangerous, contrary to the statement that, everyone who has lowered a truck is doing it.
Its not jerry rigged if its strapped down correctly and secure which it obviously is.

Sure a fuel cell would look cleaner there but what stops someone from taking a hammer and hitting the cell with the claw end of it putting holes in it.?

Its not everyone with a lowered truck doing it, but rather people who are on airbags doing it because of clearance to lay the truck out.
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I am gonna go aginst the grain on this one and say I like the vette. Could use a little less curve on its butt, but I still like it.
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