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1971 Fuel Tank Leaking

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by jschultz, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. jschultz

    jschultz

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    The fuel tank on my 71 fj40 is leaking (rust through). Does anyone have any suggestions for replacement tanks?
     
  2. bandy rooster

    bandy rooster

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    ccot, Manafre or buy one used off a member, no actual experience with poly tanks just complaints about them not working...
     
  3. Coolerman

    Coolerman SILVER Star

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    If you have the money, buy a new one.

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    For a temp fix that may last for years: Clean the tank throughly of all rust where the leak is then use a fiberglass repair kit to patch it. My repair has lasted for 5 years with no leaks yet! See my web site for details.
     
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  5. LC_Hamma

    LC_Hamma The Anti-Leafer

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    Not knowing if the bottom's totally gone either boil it out, patch it & buy the gas tank kit from POR or Eastwood or find a good used one off the For Sale section. Just to be sure the used tank is leak free, I'd do the same treatment with either kit. I prefer not to buy the poly tank replacement from LC vendors.
     
  6. green40

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    OEM from Cruiser Dan,
    $283 shipped from NM to NH,
    Or buy my old poly tank $30 plus shipping.