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Petrol tank part number
#623331 10/27/15 6:55 pm
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Did BSA stamp a part number on the petrol tank ....and if so, where might it be located ?.
I have scraped the matte black paint from the tank of my new project, the tank appears to be well made ..unlike some re-pops...it does however have an abundance of Bondo filling dents. My budget does not run to a new tank,or chroming and painting of this one. If it turn out to be an original BSA tank I may be happy to simply paint the whole tank.If it is a re-pop I'll paint anyway ....just won't be as happy frown

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James.

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Re: Petrol tank part number
limeyrider #623356 10/28/15 12:16 am
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Hi James,There is no part #.You can recognize an India
made tank by how the underside was formed.If you can post a photo of the underside it would be easy to tell if it is factory.
Don

Re: Petrol tank part number
Don P. #623380 10/28/15 8:29 am
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Thanks Don ....I'll post a photo. later.

James.

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Hopefully these came out ok ...the dent will take some creative work to repair !! ....there are more,smaller.

James.

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Re: Petrol tank part number
limeyrider #623511 10/28/15 11:50 pm
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Hi James,That is definitely an original factory tank.I will email you a few photos so you can see the differences for yourself.
Don

Re: Petrol tank part number
Don P. #623548 10/29/15 8:18 am
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Hi Don...thanks for the confirmation, now I need to repair the dents without screwing up the tank ! frown

Thanks again.

James.

These are photo's taken after stripping the matte black paint and about 2 pounds of Bondo !! ....Mr. Ross Thompson has given me an estimate to repair the dents. I will be holding off until my budget has recovered from the other hits !! frown

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