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Dropping the tank tomorrow

Post by coreys73chevelle on Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:05 am

im taking the gas tank out tomorrow, any tips? easy way to remove, best way to clean it, anything??? looks like the straps are rusted to bad to get off but ill find out for sure tomor.
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Post by Limey SE on Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:11 am

try the nuts on the straps first if they dont wanna come off just get new ones (straps) from parts store FIRST.......to drop tank grab a floor jack a block of wood 4 x4 and/or a 2x4 i use both for my jack wont reach w/out both... clean it they have a por 15 cleaner / sealer (type) you can buy at most parts stores... and the first thing GET OUT AS MUCH GAS AS YOU CAN splashing can/will occur and it tastes like sh*t GL my friend

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Post by BlackChevelleSS on Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:09 am

yep theres 2 bolts on the front side, take your time and if its empty its not heavy.

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Post by coreys73chevelle on Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:19 am

sould be fairly empty, i put an add for the premium that was in it on craigslist a while ago for free cuz it sat for a year. some guy came and siphoned it with a hose, you wont belive how many responses i got in the first hour OMG Free gas! haha
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Post by coreys73chevelle on Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:19 am

thanks guys
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Post by BlackChevelleSS on Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:22 am

LOL thats awesome FREE OLD GAS!!

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Post by JB2wheeler on Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:38 am

I dont need to place an ad, all I gotta do is turn my back and its gone. They get the gas while the car sits on my carport because I only have a 2 car garage. I do not want to put a locking gas cap on because I am afraid they will drill a hole in the bottom of the tank. JB
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Post by jonny o on Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:40 pm

Same thing I just told the guy with the hopper... put a piece of rubber from a bicycle intertube in between the new strap and the tank while you are down there.

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Post by coreys73chevelle on Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:38 pm

i got it out today and everything is good, The straps i got clean and are almost like new. The same with the tank, im letting it air out, but inside it is like new and the outside is cleaning up good.

Found the build sheet too!
can almost read everything but the top left corner is gone, made in Freemont calif. and sent to Bothell Bros Chev INC in auburn Washington and is 4995pounds with 2.73 rear axle I will post pics when im done
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Post by Limey SE on Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:49 pm

laminate that build sheet before any more air gets to it ....nice touch to a show

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Post by A_Tame76 on Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:44 am

Might be a good time to put a new sending unit on that if you haven't thought of it already. No better time than now, especially if its still the original one. One other idea for you, if you old tank cleaned up nice, or if you got a new one, a suggestion might be to undercoat the top of the tank and around the edge of the seams. Condensation tends to collect and sit on the tops of the gas tank. Eventually it leads to rust, or little pins holes. That happened to mine some time ago. Don't forget a new fuel filter!
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Re: Dropping the tank tomorrow

Post by coreys73chevelle on Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:04 pm

yep did all that, new fuel lines, filter and sending unit, the tank was stripped to metal and i coated it with sealer same i used on floors, its just in a tube not spray undercoat
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