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Question Need to drill into trunk of 1997 to mount subwoofers- WITHOUT BLOWING UP THE GAS TANK

I have a 1997 Mustang coupe and I have a couple of sub boxes in the trunk custom cut to fit in the corner behind the taillights.

The boxes are about 15x15", and I want to put 2 or three screws in each, ()

Hi. :kooky:

I have heard that most gas tanks sit between 0.5 to one inches below the trunk, () but I'm not willing to risk drilling into the gas tank with metal sparks flying everywhere based on what someone said about their toyoda.

Does anyone have any idea what I should look out for when drilling?

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do that thing where you wrap tape around the drill bit to limit how far down it can go. put it like a quarter inch from the end of the bit.


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Dont even bother screwing it down, ive never screwed any of my subs down, get some of those 3m velcro strips and put them on the trunk and the sub, worked well for me, and then you dont have to risk blowing up :p

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The problem I have with velcro is that I don't want to have to worry even a little about them sliding around pulling the carpet with them, especially in an accident.

But I just realized that if I screwed them down i would also be screwing my carpet down with it cutting off access to the spare tire, so I would have to cut out a square the size of the box in the carpet if I want access to the spare..

I think I will go with velcro as a temporary solution, as I may add another sub in the spare tire spot flush with the floor, then I wouldn't have a problem screwing my carpet down..

I would still like to know how far the gas tank is down, but I think that if I use that tape technique I can just start a hold and feel how deep it is.


Both your posts helped clear up my confusion... mostly :laughlitt

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ok for those who will find this thread from google, the gas tank is removable, loosen or undo the mounting straps, and lower the tank just enough out of the way to prevent a deadly accident.

common sense, just remove the dangerous item from your path.....

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I actually made a whole plywood piece cut to fit, my trunk, then glued the carpet to that, drilled my hole n made sure my screws only went a quarter inch through the trunk bottom
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dropping the tank is not easy or fun especially when it's got gas in it. and it is dumb to drop it if you're just trying to screw something down.

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dropping the tank is not easy or fun especially when it's got gas in it. and it is dumb to drop it if you're just trying to screw something down.
Mark is right, that would not be fun. But a gas tank full of gas IS dangerous, but I found a solution to get rid of the hazard AND make it fun:

  1. Take off shirt
  2. Moisten shirt with gas
  3. Insert shirt into gas tank
  4. Ignite shirt with lighter
  5. Take a couple steps back
  6. Your gas tank is now empty and safe
Safety first people
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