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New fuel tank(s)

Post by HighlyJetted on Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:14 pm

We all know our fuel tanks are on their way to failure slowly but surely.

I have replace mine twice now with second hand ones and the one I'm on now isn't exactly brilliant but its not leaking again yet. Crying or Very sad

I sold a van to a guy recently, and told him the tank was buggered, while I was fixing the fuel gauge I found it was leaking in two places so I epoxied it up best I could and it held fuel again for now.

It was also a 4x4 Hijet, which have a slightly different fuel tank than a normal Hijet van, so I said the chances of him finding a new tank was pretty slim to say the least.

So off he disappeared for a few weeks, and he came back today to show off his nice newly fabricated alloy HIGH CAPACITY(!!!) fuel tank.

I bet its about 35% bigger, and it will last well much longer than a Hijet.

I have spoke to the guy that has made it, and he is going to make me a small batch of new tanks but in steel, zinc coated though so they last. I suspect they will be around £250 each, which is quite a bit of cash, but what can you do when you need a fuel tank?

So anyhow, here are some photos of the nice shiny alloy tank! Cool






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Re: New fuel tank(s)

Post by FrontBackSide2Side on Mon Nov 17, 2014 9:36 am

very nice, i wonder if they would fit a pickup? I'm sick to death of my tank!
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Re: New fuel tank(s)

Post by HighlyJetted on Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:38 pm

Someone will make you a pickup tank if you shop around
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Re: New fuel tank(s)

Post by Megarett on Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:08 pm

I definitely need a new tank!

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Re: New fuel tank(s)

Post by d1noh on Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:19 pm

Megarett wrote:I definitely need a new tank!

Have you checked to see if it is on the recall list?
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Re: New fuel tank(s)

Post by Swarfing on Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:00 pm

Have you thought about just lining the tank? You can get a tank lining resin and it works well, flush inside with a rust inhibitor first. Mix the resin, pour it in and slosh it around and then leave cure. You can use it on the outside too. give it a coat of some decent paint and it should last forever almost after that.

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Re: New fuel tank(s)

Post by Megarett on Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:13 pm

What brand do you recommend?

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Post by Swarfing on Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:21 pm

Resins are pretty much of muchness these days in quality so would just do a google review first. The last time I did one of these was on one of my mini estates in the early 90's and can't remember the brand. I just bought what they had at my local old school motor factors at the time. It worked well for me and the only difference i did was have it plasti dipped on the outside at a friends place of work at the time.

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Re: New fuel tank(s)

Post by Swarfing on Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:35 pm

Fertan Tapox looks highly recommended. In terms of derusting the inside though I would recomend an electrolisis method. This will ensure a complete rust removal and the process itself will remove any contaminent. This is easy done yourself with a couple of bits of wire and an battery charger and a bag of soda crystals. I use this process all the time for derusting. Hope that helps

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Re: New fuel tank(s)

Post by Megarett on Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:39 pm

That's awesome, I'll be working on restoring my 'good' tank this week.

... Is there a website for the electrolysis thing? Lol

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Re: New fuel tank(s)

Post by Swarfing on Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:24 pm

Youtube is your best friend unless you are near me and i could help

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