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Offline Gib Buckbee

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replacement Gas Tank
« on: October 20, 2012, 10:09:57 PM »
W136 170S 1953
Need a new Gas Tank and sending unit
Can't seem to get anyone to repair the one I have

Offline Stephen Dietrich

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Re: replacement Gas Tank
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2012, 10:15:21 PM »
What's the issue with your tank? Stephen
Stephen Dietrich
1952 MBZ 170Da OTP
1952 MBZ 300 Cabriolet
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Offline Gib Buckbee

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Re: replacement Gas Tank
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2012, 09:01:28 AM »
It has several small holes in it along the seem and one that is @ 1/4" x 5/8".  All in a group about 2.5" long @ 5 holes all told.
Despite several cleanings, it still has rust in it, which continues to flake off.
Sending unit fell apart upon removal. (I can get it back together but whether it will read correctly is another matter)
The tank had been lined with something like a tar substance which came out in globs of soft gas impregnated tar like golf ball sized chunks.
I have been airing it out for months, but no one is willing to weld it, and my attempts at soldering it have failed.
Besides patching the holes, I will need to figure out how to clean it out better, and probably line it with some sort of chemical again.

with other vehicles I have restored - gas tanks were always available as replacement parts, but with this 53 170S,.....eeh gads

Gib

Offline Stephen Dietrich

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Re: replacement Gas Tank
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2012, 09:50:49 AM »
I am not sure where you are located but there are always services such as this.  Stephen

http://www.gas-tank.com/
Stephen Dietrich
1952 MBZ 170Da OTP
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Offline Gib Buckbee

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Re: replacement Gas Tank
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2012, 04:43:15 PM »
Thanks, I will call tomorrow

Gib

Offline Scott Montoney

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Re: replacement Gas Tank
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2012, 07:40:28 PM »
Mine was done in 1999 by:
Gas Tank Renu - USA

http://www.gastankrenu.net/

"Gertrude" a.k.a. "Troidl"
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Offline Gib Buckbee

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Re: replacement Gas Tank
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2012, 06:23:32 PM »
Ok, I took it to Greensburg, PA, about 30 minutes outside of Pittisburgh, on my way south. They shipped it back to me within 2 weeks.
Just got home, and it looks great, haven't re-installed it yet. They cut it in half, at the seam, sandblasted it inside and out, patched it and welded it back together and coated it inside and out. With shipping (one way) it cost @ $450.00.
I am happy with the job, now I won't have any gas tank issues with rust in the lines, etc.,
Only time will tell weather it lasts.
Thanks for all of the help!@?*

Gib