Fitting Drawers in LPG Pajero

Submitted: Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 21:09
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I have an NP Pajero fitted with LPG. The LPG tank is in the boot-well where the very rear fold-down seats used to recess into.

I don't need the seats anymore - don't even carry them in the car.

I wish to add Black Widow 'type' drawers and cage. That would make it impossible to get to the LPG tank. Would that be illegal - or foolish - or both?
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Reply By: Member - Geoff H (QLD) - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 21:11

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 21:11
I'm sure one of the drawer manufacturers would be able to mount them so that they could be easily removed if you need to access the gas tank.
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Geoff
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Reply By: Best Off Road - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 21:21

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 21:21
Our drawers take less than 10 minutes to remove/install.

And they are half the prive of Black Widow.

Give me a call on 03 9706 6527 if you have any queries.

Regards,

Jim Best.



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Follow Up By: garytee - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 21:29

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 21:29
Hi Jim,

I live in Rowville and work in Springvale - very convenient. Will give you a visit this week.
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Follow Up By: Best Off Road - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 21:31

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 21:31
Just give me a call to set up a time; I'm out from time to time.

Jim.

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Follow Up By: nowimnumberone - Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 18:16

Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 18:16
gday jimbo.
i have just made the patrol draws fit into the pajero.
i built a stand that lifts it 120mm of the floor and cut them back 150mm.
fit perfect now.
i can honestly say you build a great product.
screwed every where and glued every where dosnt make it to easy for me to modify but worth the effort.
sorry i got them to fit or else i would have had to buy another set from you
cheers
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Follow Up By: Best Off Road - Thursday, Jul 15, 2010 at 20:03

Thursday, Jul 15, 2010 at 20:03
Well done Jim, you've obviously got some hidden carpentry skills.

Cheers,

Jimbo.

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Reply By: splits - Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 12:35

Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 12:35
Check the legalities first. I got a gas installation licence from TAFE 22 years ago but have never used it in the trade. From memory there was a requirement back then to have the tank mounted in a position that gave easy access to the valves so the gas could be shut off in an emergency if the line running forward to the engine was ruptured. This is done by turning a little knurled knob on one of the valves on the tank.

The line contains liquid gas at a pressure of around 106 psi. This liquid is not changed to vapour until it reaches the converter under the bonnet. If the line breaks, the sudden escape of liquid causes a valve to restrict the flow but it does not stop it completely. One litre of liquid expands to 270 litres of gas so it does not take long before you have a lot of gas building up under the car. The quicker the valves are accessed and the tap is turned off the better.

Emergency services attending an accident involving a gas powered car will do that immediately. The last thing they want is to have to spend even as little as 10 minutes removing draws first.

Things may have changed in recent years but I doubt it. Definitely check first.
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Follow Up By: Graham & Lynne - Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 21:42

Wednesday, Jul 14, 2010 at 21:42
Agree 100% as a gas mechanic doing rego in NSW the service valve (the little knurled knob) in tank sub compartment must be accessible with out use any tools
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Reply By: rocka - Friday, Jul 16, 2010 at 22:40

Friday, Jul 16, 2010 at 22:40
Hi Garytee
I have gas fitted to mine, but rather than draws i made a shelf system so that i can get to the tank and use the recess around it for storage of small items. I don't
think i can post pics but i can email them to you if you want.
rocka
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