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Gas tank-Patch or Replace?
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kamstilla
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Recently I sprang a leak in my gas tank. Would it be cheaper to have it patched ( its a small hole half the size of a pea) or should I try to get it replaced? If so can someone suggest a gas tank that would fit or do i need to order one?

Posted on: 2009/7/23 16:00
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Re: Gas tank-Patch or Replace?
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Chris
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Funny you brought this up. I went outside this morning to go to work and saw gas leaking from my tank too. Good thing there is only a gallon or so of gas in it. I'm going to try to patch it because I don't know of anywhere that sells re-pop 48-50 tanks.
-Chris

Posted on: 2009/7/24 13:34
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Re: Gas tank-Patch or Replace?
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BH
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Cosmetics not withstanding, you could try soldering an old (but clean) solid copper penny (NOT the copper-plated zinc slugs made since 1983) over the hole - provided the surrounding metal is solid (and clean).

Now, you can't use an open flame for this work unless you can eliminate all the gasoline vapor and/or oxygen from the tank and work area. However, Weller used to make some fairly high-wattage electrical soldering irons.

Posted on: 2009/7/24 14:02
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Re: Gas tank-Patch or Replace?
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PackardV8
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If the leak is due to rust perforation then most likely the problem is A LOT BIGGER. When u try to solder or press the sealer onto the leak then the metal will either collapse into a larger hole or will disentigrate when the heat hits it.

Need more info. Is it rust hole or what????? Where is the leak????

Posted on: 2009/7/24 15:51
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Re: Gas tank-Patch or Replace?
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chad hoover
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my preferred method is to clean the outer bottom surface very well. then fiber-glass the whole bottom section of the tank. clean the inside very well and seal it with a good gas tank sealer. when done, coat the outside on the bottom with a good spray bed liner to give the 'glass some protection.

Posted on: 2009/7/24 17:35
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Re: Gas tank-Patch or Replace?
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Richard A. Alwes
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Just reinstalled my tank after it was cleaned patched and coated by my local radiator shop. Cost me $225 but the tank is now guarenteed for life. Raleigh NC Area

Posted on: 2009/7/25 18:00
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