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Red72FJ40
06-02-2010, 09:46 AM
After sandblasting, painting, and re-installing my gas tank, I filled it back up and it leaks like a sieve. Must have sandblasted off the final protective layer of rust. Damn!

Anybody got one for sale or any suggestions of where to buy one??
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MDH33
06-02-2010, 09:59 AM
The CCOT tanks look pretty nice:

http://coolfj40.stores.yahoo.net/gastanfj19th.html

timmbuck2
06-02-2010, 10:00 AM
I have a couple in my "FJ40 graveyard of parts". You are welcome to either one.

Red72FJ40
06-02-2010, 10:06 AM
Hi Timmbuck,

Are they functional - i.e. plenty of steel left on the bottom? How much do you want for one?

Poly tanks look good, too, MDH, never have to worry about rust again.
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timmbuck2
06-02-2010, 10:28 AM
No idea, been awhile since I looked.

Everything in the parts shed are up for grabs. A 6 pack will do just fine. :)

Red72FJ40
06-02-2010, 10:37 AM
Price is exactly right, where are you in Denver? I'm in Longmont.
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timmbuck2
06-02-2010, 10:48 AM
the shop is in North Denver near I70 and I25, 50th and Washington area. My house is in North Lakewood near 20th & Kipling. I will probably be hitting the shop sometime this week.

Red72FJ40
06-02-2010, 12:49 PM
Timmbuck2, I'm looking into Poly tanks a bit more. I'll let you know.

Thanks again for the offer.
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Air Randy
06-02-2010, 01:46 PM
If you get a poly tank you will hate yourself forever. When its cold they suck inwards and hold less fuel, when its hot they swell up and you get gas fumes in the cockpit no matter how hard you try to seal up the sending unit. Read the FAQ on IH8MUD reference poly tanks.

I had one and hated it for all of those reasons. I bought the CCOT metal replica and it works great. Haven't had an issue or any fumes since installing it.

Shark Bait
06-02-2010, 02:01 PM
CCOT is the way to go. Please thank them for being a TLCA sponsor. :)

Rzeppa
06-03-2010, 11:19 AM
Timmbuck2, I'm looking into Poly tanks a bit more. I'll let you know.

Thanks again for the offer.

I am totally with Randy on this. I have NEVER heard anything good about those poly tanks, and I have known a LOT of people who have tried them. In addition to what he wrote, they start out a smaller capacity, they don't fit right, and they are full of poly shavings when they are new and no matter how hard you try you can never get them out.

X2 on Chris Hatfield's recommendation of CCOT. I have bought tons of stuff from them over the years and they have great prices and service. And they have been a great TLCA advertiser and a great Cruise Moab raffle donor.

Air Randy
06-03-2010, 12:45 PM
I am totally with Randy on this. I have NEVER heard anything good about those poly tanks, and I have known a LOT of people who have tried them. In addition to what he wrote, they start out a smaller capacity, they don't fit right, and they are full of poly shavings when they are new and no matter how hard you try you can never get them out.

X2 on Chris Hatfield's recommendation of CCOT. I have bought tons of stuff from them over the years and they have great prices and service. And they have been a great TLCA advertiser and a great Cruise Moab raffle donor.

And you get free "girly" posters with every order to hang in your garage :thumb:

MDH33
06-03-2010, 12:59 PM
The link in the second post of this thread has the steel tanks. That's what I was suggesting. :thumb:

Rzeppa
06-03-2010, 05:47 PM
And you get free "girly" posters with every order to hang in your garage :thumb:

http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/coolfj40_2107_234866079

A little known fact: Stephen McClung's (CCOT owner) wife picks out the models.

Red72FJ40
06-04-2010, 09:33 AM
Done! I'm going with gas tank that comes with the girley posters! Thanks for talking me out of a poly!
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