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Fuel Tank Restore and install

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I finally got around to refitting my EType gas tank. I first had the tank boiled out and coated with a rubberized tank coating to prevent rusting on the inside. Then I use glass bead media to strip the old paint and, while I know it isn't "original" I painted the tank with POR-15 to give it an extra bit of durability and rust resistance. I also applied some Road Kill sound dampening material in the boot where the tank sits.



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  1. 65_BRG_Sprite's Avatar
    Looks great! Was hoping you'd get started so we could see photos/progress.
  2. Basil's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by 65_BRG_Sprite
    Looks great! Was hoping you'd get started so we could see photos/progress.
    Thanks, I know it's been too long since I was able to work on it, but these days I have a bit more free time.
  3. Basil's Avatar
    One problem I discovered is that mice have eaten part of my fuel line (I had replaced the fuel line a while back with OEM type hard plastic line). Now I have to replace the fuel line again, but this time I am going to cover the line with stainless steel braiding to keep the mice from chewing it. (The mice really seem to love the fuel line material for some reason).