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Old 06-09-2010, 02:45 AM   #1
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anyone ever had a fuel tank repaired instead of replaced. Mine is really in bad shape inside. having trouble locating a replacement. found some places online about repairing them, but don't know if it is a trustworthy solution.
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Old 06-09-2010, 04:56 AM   #2
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anyone ever had a fuel tank repaired instead of replaced. Mine is really in bad shape inside. having trouble locating a replacement. found some places online about repairing them, but don't know if it is a trustworthy solution.
i just put in a new one as it had pinholes all along the bottom and when i got it out i looked inside and it was thick with RUST all along the bottom of tanksweet as now
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Old 06-09-2010, 06:51 AM   #3
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Re: fuel tank repair

is your old tank leaking??
they arn't that hard to clean. i use a pressure washer to clean th cunk and residue from the 40years of crap. then look and see what it looks like if real bad then will treat with muratic acid{swimming pool chemical) tthen rince again with clear water let dry and if in doubt i coat with POR15 tank sealer. have never had any problems doing it this way and a pretty cheap fix
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Old 06-09-2010, 10:12 AM   #4
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Re: fuel tank repair

http://www.gastankrenu.com/
I have used this place a few times with a great outcome
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Old 06-09-2010, 10:49 AM   #5
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anyone ever had a fuel tank repaired instead of replaced. Mine is really in bad shape inside. having trouble locating a replacement. found some places online about repairing them, but don't know if it is a trustworthy solution.
IF IT'S A REGULAR OLD BEHIND THE SEAT TANK, I'LL BET THAT YOU CAN FIND ONE FROM A MEMBER THATS FAIRLY LOCAL FOR FREE OR NEXT TO FREE. I'VE TAKEN DOZENS TO THE CRUSHER OVER THE YEARS BECAUSE I COULDN'T GIVE THEM AWAY. WITH ALOT OF PEOPLE GOING WITH BEHIND THE AXEL TANKS, THERE SHOULD BE PLENTY OF GOOD USED ONES AROUND. ANOTHER GOOD SOURCE IS BONE YARDS. THE EPA MAKES MOST (IF NOT ALL) JUNKYARDS DRAIN & REMOVE THEM BEFORE PUTTING THEM IN THE YARDS TO PART OUT. ALOT OF BONEYARDS JUST PUNCH HOLES IN THE UNDERSIDE TANKS NOWADAYS TO DRAIN THEM, BUT THEY USUALLY DON'T PUNCTURE THE BEHIND THE SEAT TANKS. SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD TIME TO THINK ABOUT INSTALLING A UNDERBED TANK. A SIMPLE & VERY WORTHWHILE UPGRADE. JOHN
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Old 06-09-2010, 10:52 AM   #6
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Re: fuel tank repair

As 'junkyardjohn' said. I have an extra behind the seat tank. I am a local Glendale resident too so let me know if you need that type.
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Old 06-09-2010, 11:31 AM   #7
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Re: fuel tank repair

wow what a great bunch at this forum. thanks all of you. sorry didn't state before, my tank is the type behind the rear axel. 30" wide by 13" tall by 19" deep.
Thanks for the offer 72mistressc10. wish that would work.
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Old 05-04-2011, 03:40 AM   #8
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Haven't been on in a while... Update on the 68... Found a new replacement fuel tank at a pretty neat place called Brothers in Southern California... Replaced the tank and it solved the problem....Apparently the inside of the old tank had been refinished years ago and was peeling off and getting into the fuel causing so many problems. Humbled to say its up and running great...starts right up and runs like a champ...Thanks for all the help out there!!
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