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Re: 1958 panel
Guitplayer #1425556 Thu Sep 30 2021 08:06 PM
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'Bolter
Tank is out. Had about 5 gallons of 40 years old fuel in it.
I needs the inside cleaned . Are there restoring methods?

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tank2.JPG (485.35 KB, 172 downloads)

1958 3100 Apache 327 engine
1958 3100 Apache Panel 327 engine
Re: 1958 panel
Guitplayer #1425561 Thu Sep 30 2021 08:24 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 31,520
Bubba - Curmudgeon
https://www.carburetor-blog.com/knowledge-base/cleaning-your-gas-tank/

I used clean rounded pea stone followed by a few rinses with kerosene.

Maybe people will post whether or not to coat a clean inside?


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Re: 1958 panel
Guitplayer #1425567 Thu Sep 30 2021 08:52 PM
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Nice tank if no leaks.
All kinds of ideas to clean inside. From acetone to kerosene to kits. Depends on how bad it is. Gum is one thing, rust is another. I've seen a test for the rust part and Evaporust was the winner.

No known sender replacement, so be careful when removing/cleaning the sender. If the wiper inside the rheostat is still good, other parts are available to restore sender.


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Re: 1958 panel
Guitplayer #1425568 Thu Sep 30 2021 09:09 PM
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Posts: 208
G
'Bolter
I figure to start with some vinegar and baking soda. Then back in the late 90s
I remember using POR product for tanks.
Yeah , that is a funky sending unit.
I use one like this is my other 58 with the under bed tank. They make different heights and
ohms.
Do you know if they make bed rails for this panel? Appears to be the original wood in good shape.

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1958 3100 Apache 327 engine
1958 3100 Apache Panel 327 engine
Re: 1958 panel
Guitplayer #1425599 Fri Oct 01 2021 01:31 AM
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Posts: 15,804
'Bolter
....use the POR15 on my 52 panel and used their kit in my '37 gas tank 22 years ago. Still going strong. I love the stuff. I did have to grind my chassis where the grounds go though. Tough stuff.


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Re: 1958 panel
bartamos #1425717 Sat Oct 02 2021 04:00 PM
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Posts: 208
G
'Bolter
Originally Posted by bartamos
Nice tank if no leaks.
All kinds of ideas to clean inside. From acetone to kerosene to kits. Depends on how bad it is. Gum is one thing, rust is another. I've seen a test for the rust part and Evaporust was the winner.

No known sender replacement, so be careful when removing/cleaning the sender. If the wiper inside the rheostat is still good, other parts are available to restore sender.

Yeah, that sending unit is unique. I think its OK. Long as the stat works.
Still had the filter and float on it. I took those off. Tube was clogged. No leaks.

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tirret.JPG (234.45 KB, 143 downloads)

1958 3100 Apache 327 engine
1958 3100 Apache Panel 327 engine
Re: 1958 panel
Guitplayer #1426066 Wed Oct 06 2021 07:48 PM
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Posts: 208
G
'Bolter
Up on all fours. Complete Remodeling ....on back. I mean it has to be.
Tank cleaned and sealed. POR. Next is to pull out the engine. Have it rebuilt.
Remove the body from the frame.
Find someone to do the body work. Most the parts can be found. I guess the back
half along the bottom will have to be fabricated . I have on the way the 2 front fenders
and the 3 floor pans for the inside floor. Steps too. One pillar and a few other things.
I can handle the frame.
Its all original just needs some serious TLC.

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3224.JPG (291.81 KB, 136 downloads)
tankk.JPG (143.31 KB, 134 downloads)
floort.JPG (252.17 KB, 134 downloads)

1958 3100 Apache 327 engine
1958 3100 Apache Panel 327 engine
Re: 1958 panel
Guitplayer #1427191 Mon Oct 18 2021 08:48 PM
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Posts: 208
G
'Bolter
Frame rolled out.

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1958 3100 Apache 327 engine
1958 3100 Apache Panel 327 engine
Re: 1958 panel
Guitplayer #1429176 Thu Nov 04 2021 03:15 PM
Joined: Dec 2020
Posts: 208
G
'Bolter
Engine at the doctor. I got the frame blasted. warming up in the garage for now. Then
I`ll start the brush on POR-15 coating. Finish with a spray POR top coat. Rear leaf springs
are out...shot. I`ll be able to paint underneath axle well.
Color of the trans and rear differential are blue.
Is it safe to assume the engine was the same color? There is no
way to tell now. Its at the rebuild shop and I'm sure it will come up what color to paint.
Blue or grey?

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paint p.JPG (181.24 KB, 77 downloads)

1958 3100 Apache 327 engine
1958 3100 Apache Panel 327 engine
Re: 1958 panel
Guitplayer #1429279 Fri Nov 05 2021 01:53 PM
Joined: Dec 2020
Posts: 208
G
'Bolter
Few coats of POR . Turned out great. Panel is moving along.
At least when the engine is done , I can drop it back in.

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1958 3100 Apache 327 engine
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