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Old 10-09-2018, 12:36 PM
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Ok I have a rusted gas tank in my 1955 F100. I have options buy a supposed good tank on Craigslist. Boil the tank which is 250 dollars. Clean tank with vinegar. Or buy a new tank with sender for 242 dollars on Ebay. Which would you do? I am open to suggestions.

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Old 10-09-2018, 12:41 PM
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Old 10-09-2018, 01:07 PM
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Any suggestions on who to buy from? I priced mid fifty and its 292. Lmc truck is 267 dollars.

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I bought mine from MidFifty. They price matched to LMC. Your major issue will be shipping. I think the tanks are all from the same manufacturer so the total with shipping will most likely be your key factor.
 
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Ok this is kind of same topic. What float do you guys recommend my truck is a 12 volt system and I still have stock fuel gauge?

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Old 10-09-2018, 02:08 PM
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I did the vinegar thing I cradled the tank with rope and hooked up to a tripod so it would slosh back and forth easy .bought a case of vinegar at costco every day for a week i would shake tank back and forth for about 10 minutes end of week tank was spotless inside
 
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Old 10-09-2018, 02:22 PM
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Wow I never thought of costco for vinegar. You learn something every day. How bad was your tank rusted? I found gas tank on Summit Racing for 215 free shipping. I have old tsnk sending unit I was thinking of soaking it in vinegar to get the rust off. worst case scenario I buy a new sender. But I think I will try Vinegar idea.Hope it works.So you kept sloshing it around for a week.?

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My tank was pretty rusty truck wouldn't run kept plugging fuel line . after the vinegar you rinse with water then you rinse with baking soda and water to stop the vinegar reaction with metal then rinse again then let dry for 215 free shipping may be better to buy new . my tank after i cleaned it it wasn't just metal on the inside it looked like that blue coating that was on inside drums of old wash machines don't know if repop tanks are just metal on inside
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Just remember whatever was rust will be thin metal and possibly soon to become pinholes...
 
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:21 PM
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BUY THE NEW ONE ! Its not worth all the labor involved to try to clean the rusty one.
 
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I agree with CBeav: you will not know the thickness of the metal after cleaning.

Water separates and dissipates to the bottom of the tank when using ethanol fuel and eventually causes pinholes.

Gasoline is nothing to fool with; buy the new tank.


 
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Hey Jerry,
This gives you a chance rethink how your tank is set up. If you like it under the
cab where you sit then get a stock replacement. You could also put it back under your bed
away from the cab using a 22 gallon Mustang Tank.... $120 or so on Rock Auto. in addition you
would get 30% more range with the larger tank.

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dont take the chance ,buy new you wont be sorry
 
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Old 10-10-2018, 02:07 AM
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Hi all. Thank you all for all the information. I think I will buy the new tank from Summit Racing. There is a small part in my brain that says we can fix this. But there is a time when new is better and the more efficient method.I am going to also clean my old float and see if I can get it to work. If not I will buy new one. Thanks for everything sometimes you just have to hear another voice.

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