As to securing the gas bottle on the bottle tray...Bally wrote:Bally wrote:This shows it well: https://www.flickr.com/photos/7636148@N06/8676935943/
If anyone knows a source of this type of connection (or what it is called so I can do a targeted search please )
Also, how was the gas bottle secured in the engine bay?
You have an early bus with the round impression on the LHS?
With the bridging low psnel between wheel arch and trisngular support?
This has a notched cut out in thr bottom edge..suggested to allow hard gap pipe run?
The lefy hand panel is called the bottle tray... Lots of debate about if bottles were ever intended to be carried here..but I reckon VW designed to hold gas bottle.. calor gas propane gas?
Have seen pictures of plywood former cut to match shape of bottle gas panel.
Was one on fb...these have a large round hole in them..for the gas bottle to sit in.
This would stop the bottle sliding about and causing damage.
The design of the old gas bottles has a curcular web/foot welded on the bottom to get the pressurised container sitting up off the surface/ ground.
You could make one of these and sit it up from the panel by having three or four pieces of the same thickness wood strip sitting on the bottle tray panel.
You may also then want to add a bottle strap half way up the bottle strung from the over engine upright support web on the wheel tub.
I have mused with having the bottle in the engine bay and having the gas bottle regulator feeding to a multi tap control for three lines.
One to gas tap on front cupboard, one to tap mounted on forward facing rear furniture.
Whilst I know the picture posted above shows tap mounted on rear valance pointing out of the engine bay...I would be tempted to mount it on tge side of the web panel out if the way..with an on off tap..
Ome less thing to undo to remove the valance
Just my thoughts..