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Fuel tank repair assistance sought
#825027 09/27/20 11:12 pm
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I'm posting on behalf of my son who is restoring a '67 Lightning. The fuel tank is leaking at one of the petcocks, and he has determined that the petcock boss has broken away from the tank in one spot, as he can wiggle the petcock slightly.

Is this something that can be fixed? It would seem to require welding on the inside of the tank. Does anyone know of anyone on this side of the ocean who would tackle this sort of repair?

I should mention that the problem was likely caused by rust, which could present another impediment to a successful repair. Overall though, the tank is not exceedingly rusty on the inside.


Mark Z

'65(lower)/'66(upper, wheels, front end, controls)/'67(seat, exhaust, fuel tank, headlamp)/'70(frame) A65 Bitsa.
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Re: Fuel tank repair assistance sought
Mark Z #825031 09/27/20 11:41 pm
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It occurred to me after I posted that the prescribed method of repair might be to cut out a section of the tank around the petcock, repair the boss, and then weld the section back in, which could all be done from the outside. I'm still seeking someone who might be skilled in this sort of repair though.


Mark Z

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Re: Fuel tank repair assistance sought
Mark Z #825036 09/28/20 12:18 am
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Moyer's Fuel Tank Renu (gastank.com) specializes in this sort of repair. They've done two for me over the years, and do an excellent job.

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Re: Fuel tank repair assistance sought
Mark Z #825044 09/28/20 2:49 am
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Thanks Lannis, I'll check them out. I see from the website that the full restoration involves sand-blasting the tank, so there goes the (new) paint, and there's no mention of doing chrome tanks. However, maybe they can just do the repair without wrecking the paint and/or the chrome. I'll inquire into it.


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'65(lower)/'66(upper, wheels, front end, controls)/'67(seat, exhaust, fuel tank, headlamp)/'70(frame) A65 Bitsa.

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