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Post  rodders on Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:49 pm

Had my cooper scamp (Mk1, I think) for a year - great fun, but.

Now wish to put fuel tank under rear floor (old one left no space for stuff) this means moving the battery.

I would then be able to put some seats in the back and have some 'stuff' space as well.

Has anyone done this or can give advice on where to get fuel tank (bespoke or otherwise) in Cornwall and where to re locate the battery etc?

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Re: Fuel tank/battery repositioning

Post  wezgit daan saaf on Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:36 pm

If you have a Mk1 Scamp then a Mini van tank is normal.It fits at the rear end of the rear subframe and leaves enough room for a the rear seat.I did make a lockable aluminium removable box that went into the seat well which kept the rear floor area flat.I now have a seat back in the old bus but have extended the back and therefore leaving room for a lockable box behind the seat(above the fuel tank).My battery in on the floor just behind the passenger seat,some make one of the front wings removable and put the battery under that area.
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Re: Fuel tank/battery repositioning

Post  rodders on Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:04 am

wezgit daan saaf wrote:If you have a Mk1 Scamp then a Mini van tank is normal.It fits at the rear end of the rear subframe and leaves enough room for a the rear seat.I did make a lockable aluminium removable box that went into the seat well which kept the rear floor area flat.I now have a seat back in the old bus but have extended the back and therefore leaving room for a lockable box behind the seat(above the fuel tank).My battery in on the floor just behind the passenger seat,some make one of the front wings removable and put the battery under that area.

Thanks for the info.
Did you put the tank under the floor structure? How did you deal with the filler pipe? Do you have a picture?

The two options for the battery are both being considered. Thanks again.

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Post  Rum Tum Tugger on Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:37 am

Have a look at the pic below. You can just see the hole in the rear wing ( part 15a) through which the filler pipe emerges. It's elliptical and is an utter [deleted] to get right. When I had to replace the tank on my Mk1, I took the opportunity to have the filler shortened by a few inches: if I were doing it today I'd also angle it so the end of the pipe was vertical. This has a downside though - never park your Scamp on an adverse camber with a full tank!

The pic also shows a bracket (part 17) which carried the front of the tank. On 4-seater Scamps there was an additional crossmember behind the rear seat which was used instead.

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Re: Fuel tank/battery repositioning

Post  rodders on Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:43 am

Great to see some technical information, I don't have any for my scamp. Thanks. What it has told me is that I have either a completely different scamp or a heavily modified one. The the steel frame chassis I have is very different having many more strut across and down the length of each main section. Also the rear floor area of mine is at what would be below the tank in the drawing. If I can work how to I will get some pics together and post them. Many thanks for the help I am very impressed with all the help. Glad I joined!

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Re: Fuel tank/battery repositioning

Post  OSR on Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:25 pm

Have a look on the Brochures page of the SOC website here: http://www.scampownersclub.org.uk/brochures.htm there are copies of the MK1, 2 & 3 brochures for you to compare to. The rear end of yours sounds more like a MK2 or 3 but it's not unusual for kits to be heavily modified by their builders.

There's some instructions for uploading pictures here: http://scamps.forumotion.co.uk/t1513-uploading-pics

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