Rising Sun Member Forums  

Go Back   Rising Sun Member Forums > Toyota 4x4 > General Tech Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 04-02-2011, 06:21 PM
Inukshuk's Avatar
Inukshuk Inukshuk is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 2,660
Default Need to clean out a gas tank - recommendations wanted

Anyone have a place to bring an old gas tank for cleaning?

I want to get the rust out and then have it lined. I did it myself once about 12 years ago and it worked ok, but this time if its not cost prohibitive I'd like to just take it somewhere.

I don't want to buy a new one unless its cost prohibitive and in any event the old one is still better quality.

Sorry, no cruiser content - its for my VW Thing.
__________________
Daniel Markofsky - Daniel@Markofsky.com KDGWR
Denver, Colorado, TLCA # 9972, http://risingsun4x4club.org/
1993 FZJ80 "enhanced", re-built Engine, and prototype GOBI Stealth roof rack
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-02-2011, 07:45 PM
Dr. Schlegs's Avatar
Dr. Schlegs Dr. Schlegs is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Aurora, CO
Posts: 1,114
Default

I don't think tanks will rust if there is gas in them.
__________________
"Keep talking. I'll keep analyzing."
"Bad decisions make great stories."
"40's are only to be sold at estate sales." - Uncle Ben

'72 FJ-40 - 33's, F&R Disc Brake Conversation, rear ARB, sliders, Winch.

'96 FZJ-80 - Borla Exhaust, ARB w/ M8000, OME 3" lift, sliders, 305 BFG KM2, 4.88's and ARBs, and usually dog hair.

TLCA#5366
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-03-2011, 10:13 AM
RockRunner's Avatar
RockRunner RockRunner is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Roxborough
Posts: 4,395
Default

There is a shop on Florida and Broadway that does/used to do them. He mostly works on radiators but does gas tanks too. I think the name is Jim's radiator shop.
__________________
Thanks T aka Tom KR0MPS

Quote:
Originally Posted by RockRunner;
keys = Man that is a whole story


TLCA #6136
Going under the knife again !

85 4runner Marlin Ultimate 5" lift 40" MTR's Soft top and doors Towed to Moab by the Big Blue Whale, 07.5 Dodge Mega Cab Laramie 4" lift covered and chiped No more slow lane for me
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-03-2011, 11:07 AM
Inukshuk's Avatar
Inukshuk Inukshuk is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 2,660
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr. Schlegs View Post
I don't think tanks will rust if there is gas in them.
It had 3 gal in a 10 gal tank. Top portion had rust. I also knew from years ago that I was getting some tiny rust particles clogging my carb jets. Fortunately its an easy carb to rebuild. Next time I store it I think I will drain the tank and lines.

Quote:
Originally Posted by RockRunner View Post
There is a shop on Florida and Broadway that does/used to do them. He mostly works on radiators but does gas tanks too. I think the name is Jim's radiator shop.
I found http://www.floridaradiator.com/. They list Gas Tank Repair. I'll call them Monday.

Additional places still welcome.
__________________
Daniel Markofsky - Daniel@Markofsky.com KDGWR
Denver, Colorado, TLCA # 9972, http://risingsun4x4club.org/
1993 FZJ80 "enhanced", re-built Engine, and prototype GOBI Stealth roof rack
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-03-2011, 11:28 AM
L43dean L43dean is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: aurora colorado usa
Posts: 351
Default Clean and line gas tank

Daniel, I believe the shop that Tom is refering to is "Florida Radiator". I have been to "Aurora Radiator 303 366 2355" recently. They do good work and may do fuel tanks or have a solid referal. Also when last in B&T Bedlners (see club vendor list) for WBPP I saw two 60's Impalas that looked like staff projects. I bet they know someone! Your Thing, is it a type 182? I recall a youtube video comparo, disco v. kubel. it was a toss up on the steep loose rutted hill climb and close in bottomless mire. Gotta go now, Lady Natalie and I are getting kittted out in our tweeds to go play some polo, old chap.
__________________
L43dean-1968 Fj40 LandCruiser,1980 Rn47 Hi-lux Pickup 4WD and 1985 Rn65 ExtraCab Truck 4WD. YEP!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-03-2011, 11:33 AM
Inukshuk's Avatar
Inukshuk Inukshuk is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 2,660
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by L43dean View Post
Daniel, I believe the shop that Tom is refering to is "Florida Radiator". I have been to "Aurora Radiator 303 366 2355" recently. They do good work and may do fuel tanks or have a solid referal. Also when last in B&T Bedlners (see club vendor list) for WBPP I saw two 60's Impalas that looked like staff projects. I bet they know someone! Your Thing, is it a type 182? I recall a youtube video comparo, disco v. kubel. it was a toss up on the steep loose rutted hill climb and close in bottomless mire. Gotta go now, Lady Natalie and I are getting kittted out in our tweeds to go play some polo, old chap.
Thx for the tips.

All US Things are Type 181. Type 182 was right-hand drive and called the "Trekker" Otherwise the same.

But for lack of power and low range, yes, the Thing goes anywhere.
__________________
Daniel Markofsky - Daniel@Markofsky.com KDGWR
Denver, Colorado, TLCA # 9972, http://risingsun4x4club.org/
1993 FZJ80 "enhanced", re-built Engine, and prototype GOBI Stealth roof rack
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-03-2011, 08:40 PM
RockRunner's Avatar
RockRunner RockRunner is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Roxborough
Posts: 4,395
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Inukshuk View Post

I found http://www.floridaradiator.com/. They list Gas Tank Repair. I'll call them Monday.

Additional places still welcome.
That is them, they are about 1/2 block east of Broadway and 1.5 blocks from Doggie delights 1432 S. Broadway................you can get the puppy some treats while they fix your tank. Tell my parents to give you the "Tom" discount Always works I think
__________________
Thanks T aka Tom KR0MPS

Quote:
Originally Posted by RockRunner;
keys = Man that is a whole story


TLCA #6136
Going under the knife again !

85 4runner Marlin Ultimate 5" lift 40" MTR's Soft top and doors Towed to Moab by the Big Blue Whale, 07.5 Dodge Mega Cab Laramie 4" lift covered and chiped No more slow lane for me
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-04-2011, 08:52 AM
Inukshuk's Avatar
Inukshuk Inukshuk is offline
Rising Sun Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 2,660
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RockRunner View Post
Tell my parents to give you the "Tom" discount
Parents? Your folks own the place?
__________________
Daniel Markofsky - Daniel@Markofsky.com KDGWR
Denver, Colorado, TLCA # 9972, http://risingsun4x4club.org/
1993 FZJ80 "enhanced", re-built Engine, and prototype GOBI Stealth roof rack
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-04-2011, 11:08 AM
Rzeppa's Avatar
Rzeppa Rzeppa is offline
Cruise Moab Committee
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Kittredge CO, USA
Posts: 5,142
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr. Schlegs View Post
I don't think tanks will rust if there is gas in them.
Yes they do. Mostly from the outside, especially the bottom. They can also rust from the inside if there is any water in the gas - it settles to the bottom.
__________________
Jeff Zepp
Kittredge CO USA
1971 & 1976 FJ40s, 1978 FJ45, 1987 FJ60
Rising Sun 4WD Club, TLCA #4063
http://american3dprinting.net/
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-04-2011, 12:13 PM
Dr. Schlegs's Avatar
Dr. Schlegs Dr. Schlegs is offline
Hard Core 4+
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Aurora, CO
Posts: 1,114
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Inukshuk View Post
Parents? Your folks own the place?
His parents own the pet shop. I have to go there sometime. Tom was telling me about the quality food they have there. Anna needs some better food. The "Tom Discount"? I hope they love you as much as we do, Tom.
__________________
"Keep talking. I'll keep analyzing."
"Bad decisions make great stories."
"40's are only to be sold at estate sales." - Uncle Ben

'72 FJ-40 - 33's, F&R Disc Brake Conversation, rear ARB, sliders, Winch.

'96 FZJ-80 - Borla Exhaust, ARB w/ M8000, OME 3" lift, sliders, 305 BFG KM2, 4.88's and ARBs, and usually dog hair.

TLCA#5366
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.