Kevins 99 dakota rear frame build, and gasifier sub section gasifier install

Though this might not be a wk gasifier, Though most or many of the design came from the book - HAVE WOOD WILL TRAVEL - so i will leave out most of the details. The gasifier down by the driveshaft is my own design, since the frame rails got moved over, And i had too move rear axel too the right 2 or 3 inches. The drive shafr tunnel in the floor pan may need bending over a little bit, i desided too lower the gasifier beside the drive shaft, and put a gas tank behind the rear axel.

The inside of the burn tube housing has 1 inch ceramic blanket , and is covered with ss tin fron an old heat duck i flaten out.


Looking good! Lower gasifier means more hopper height! It’ll go for the long haul I’m sure.


THANKS Cody, and it might give it a little better weight center of gravity. I can burn more cheap pine, and get 50 miles hope fully on a hopper load.


This is my ceramic blanket gasifier, i tried covering the ceramic fiber with refractory cement, and had no luck getting the cement too stay in place, no matter how thick the cement was, Most i could get covered was about 1/3 of the blanket, before the cement would roll too the bottom, So i covered the blanket with thick water heater steel, about like the 100 pound propane tank steel. that should keep the fibers from floating down stream once it gets a few loads of wood run through it. I covered the water heater steel with thin layer of ss steel too hopefully extend the life of the ceramic blanket cover steel longer.

If this burn tube set up, melts down too fast i will install a Wayne Keith type burn tube with heat exchanger type design.