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Just wondering if it is a good idea. I am particularly interested in using truck gas tanks due to their cylindrical shape and large size.
 

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As long as thay were clean and didn't have a hole in it I don't see why not. And thay are way from the house just in case they caught fire they wouldn't burn your house down.
 

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Would it be possible to install a hand pump on a gas tank as well?
Yes: http://www.nextag.com/fuel-hand-pump/search-html

Although, You can use old car gas tanks to store gas in I would recommend using a slightly larger tank, such as:http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_6970_200370684_200370684. While expensive you can find them every once in a while at a junkyard for much cheaper. Their square shape makes them easy to mount on a wheeled platform so they can be moved around. Or you can weld a cage for them and stack them one on top of the other.

Don't forget to add a fuel stabilizer like: http://www.goldeagle.com/sta-bil/products.htm
 

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I would try a 12 volt electric fuel pump, like they used to use on older cars instead of the factory fuel pump. And with a peace of fuel hose put it on the pickup tube on the fuel tank.
Also find some way to ground the fuel tank so you want get blown up from a static electric spark!
 

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Gas tanks are not airtight unless you have found a way to totaly seal them the light fractions of your gasoline will just "vapor away".Fuel stablizers help a lot but work best in sealed containers.
 
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