Join Date: Sep 2009
Car Year: 1999
Car Model: Forester S Turbo
It depends on how much fuel you think you will need in an emergency. For internal storage, might there be a fuel proof container in your local hardware store that will fit in the spare wheel? The jerrycan is a great idea and worth buying anyway to keep full of petrol at home for when the zombie attacks begin, but you'd almost need to get some brackets welded on to the Foz for outside storage which you've said is a no no. Inside, it'll take up a lot of trunk space unless you are ok with that but do need as much as 5 gallons if you get caught out?. My Dad (ex army) kept a few full jerrycans in a covered pit at the bottom of the garden when I was young and he used to dig them up a couple of times a year, I think, to inspect them, and then they went back in. I don't recall any painting although he used to do the windows and our caravan a lot to keep the rot out, as he used to say. Short of getting a local engineer to fabricate one in SS for say, under the trunk floor on the opposite side to the exhaust, that would hold about 3 gallons perhaps (70 miles if taking it gently, surely?), and a manual electric pump device to transfer it to the main tank, it's not brain surgery really.
Scruffy 99 S Turbo. TD04-19T hybrid. DeCat. JGM.