Join Date: Jul 2000
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fuel tank woes
Cut top off of present tank. Sandblast interior of present tank to ''white'' metal. Put in liner of epoxy and cloth, ditto to the cut-off top. Apply ''flanges'' with embedded stainless nuts to tank cut out margin. Put tank (with new epoxy liner back together using epoxy mush to fill in the overlaping and newly installed flanges, draw up bolts to previously installed embedded nuts just before the epoxy ''cures'' ..... or go to www.westsystem.com and look for the project index for: metal tank ''lining and repair".
Benefits: uses the old tank as a ''form'' for the new tank (liner).
Disadvantages: when the two ''sections'' (tank and tank top are joined back together the contact area must be perfect or the ''seal'' will be incorrect - permitting fuel to get between the old tank metal and the new fiberglass liner.