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Gas tank debris
#339178 Mon Nov 19 2007 11:39 PM
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Hello I am working on a 58 apache. I removed the gas tank to work on the cab and while the tank looks like there is no rust on the outside, I can hear some debris on the inside. Is there some way to flush the tank and refurbish the inside?

Thanks,
brian

Re: Gas tank debris
briang #339184 Mon Nov 19 2007 11:56 PM
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Pull the sending unit & look down inside. If it is rusty it,s better to just get a new tank on a model like that. They are reasonable & readily available. The loose stuff might just be some trash that got in through the years.


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Re: Gas tank debris
Wrenchbender Ret. #339190 Tue Nov 20 2007 12:18 AM
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I agree, if they are readily available it may be easier just to buy a new one.

If you want to clean it out Id dump in a few coffee cans of old bolts and put a gallon or two of diesel in, cap her off and roll her around the yard a hundred times. Then dump and keep rinsing it out til it comes out clean. I filtered the diesel into a bucket and used a drill pump to recirculate the clean back in.

Jeff


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Re: Gas tank debris
rustednuts #339194 Tue Nov 20 2007 12:24 AM
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Your local radiator shop can clean and seal the tank for you. Or you can buy flush and seal kits from folks like POR-15. A new tank is $129.95 at LMC.


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Re: Gas tank debris
baldeagle #339222 Tue Nov 20 2007 01:18 AM
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I want to know where these radiator shops are hiding! I called every shop on our peninsula and no one would do it. I ended up finding a place in West Seattle who wanted 200$ just to clean it! That was ridiculous which is why I did it myself...


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Re: Gas tank debris
rustednuts #339647 Wed Nov 21 2007 01:48 AM
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I just restored the tank on my '48 with POR15 products. about $60 in materials and a little time, I now have a sealed, painted, rust-free tank. I soaked the tank in a mild muriatic acid solution for a few days and pressure washed the rust off of it, then followed the POR15 instructions.

The local rad shops here clean tanks for time and materials, usually comes out to about $80


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Re: Gas tank debris
Scott Danforth #339720 Wed Nov 21 2007 04:34 AM
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All that work...$130.00 sounds cheap...


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Re: Gas tank debris
BIG CHEVY 3600 #339753 Wed Nov 21 2007 05:52 AM
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I was quoted, over the phone, $180.00 to $250.00 in Oakland to clean and coat a tank. I saved a lot by getting a new one. Martin

Re: Gas tank debris
chrmc #339824 Wed Nov 21 2007 03:57 PM
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Radiator shops around here won't touch an old gas tank. If there are new tanks available (an option I didn't have) that would probably be the best route to go. If you want to save your original tank a search will turn up hours of reading on how others, including me, have done it. Good luck.


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Re: Gas tank debris
Tiny #339980 Wed Nov 21 2007 09:52 PM
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I,ve had them cleaned & coated at radiator shops & it winds up comeing loose makeing it worse then it was. If you have one of those see through inline filters the gas would be real red like the old Ethel gas we used to get. That was some real gasoline.


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