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#1 foresterxtguy

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:44 PM

So my brats gas tank has a hole in it. Its not a big hole but big enough for gas to leak out. I'm tring to figure out my options.

1. Do I try and fix it? Which I have no idea how to.
2. Do I spend an arm and a leg to get one from a yard out west? I'm in PA
3. Get a fuel cell and mount it in the bed? Not sure if it will pass inspection.

Unless some one has a spare on the forum....
The tank is already out of the car just need some advice.
Thanks in advance

#2 bonvo

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:46 PM

get some tank sealing apoxy should be able to get it at a parts house my dad sealed the tank on his 66 mustang using this and a bottle cap when it sprung a leak while out camping to this day 30 years later that bottle cap is STILL there and it hasnt leaked since

#3 turbosubarubrat

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 11:26 PM

there is a few options to fixing it you can cut the rust out and weld anther piece on and it should be fine, you dont even need a welder for this (if you dont have one) get epoxy and put it on the piece of metal and it will last a long time but you want to make sure theres a good seal on it so you dont loose gas, i have even heard of people using bondo for fixing gas tanks. if you use a fuel cell just make brackets for it to be able to fit where the factory one was and i would have a aluminum one so you dont have to worry about rust

#4 talldude

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:52 AM

Either weld a patch on yourself or have a welder do it, and be done with it. Take proper precautions so as not to level your neighborhood if you do weld it. :Flame:

#5 Brat78

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:39 PM

I just bought one for my 78 brat from a yard in washington state and it was only $120 shipped to georgia.
Search car-parts.com That's where I found mine.

#6 moosens

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:25 PM

Anyone near I-5 Auto in Chehalis WA ?? Shows a tank for $35. Just spoke to them and they will NOT ship a tank.

If someone wants to grab this and ship it to me I'd pay well.

Thanks

#7 moosens

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:29 PM

This is to my zipcode but results are there to review.

http://car-part.com/cgi-bin/search.cgi

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Fuel Tank
Subaru Brat2A0038$CallAllied Auto Parts, Ltd. Can-MB(Winnipeg) Request_Quote 1-888-233-3332 Request_Insurance_Quote
Posted Image</B>13031979
Fuel Tank
Subaru BratPUTS9779$75Browning Auto Parts - KOLT USA-TX(Austin) Request_Quote 1-800-338-5191 Request_Insurance_Quote
Posted Image</B>15621980
Fuel Tank
Subaru BratABRAT$CallLon's Automotive USA-CO(Bayfield) Request_Quote 1-800-452-4542 Request_Insurance_Quote
Posted Image</B>18461979
Fuel Tank
SubaruCARB,1.6LP6827$CallCBASS USA-ID(Payette) E-mail 1-800-331-963021961978
Fuel Tank
Subaru2BC,AT,03-320$CallAll Hours Auto USA-ID(Nampa) E-mail 800-223-7794 / 208-466-984821991980
Fuel Tank
Subaru Brat4 CYL,AWDA14427$50Randy's Auto Parts and Towing USA-WA(Okanogan) E-mail 1-800-553-446622991980
Fuel Tank
Subaru Brat1.6,4X414371$35I-5 Auto & Truck Parts USA-WA(Chehalis) Request_Quote 800-551-4489 / 360-262-3550 Request_Insurance_Quote24671979
Fuel Tank
Subaru BratCC48$100World Auto Parts USA-CA(Glendale) Request_Quote 888-782-8781 Request_Insurance_Quote
Posted Image</B>24861979
Fuel Tank
Subaru Brat-USED940653$CallTri County Auto Dismantlers USA-CA(Santa-Paula) Request_Quote 1-877-667-2787 Request_Insurance_Quote
Posted Image</B>25231979
Fuel Tank
SubaruSTOCK NO. #6502#6502$100Action Auto Parts & Glass (Alaska) USA-AK(Fairbanks) E-mail 1-907-456-181832551979
Fuel Tank
SubaruSTOCK NO. #6510#6510$100Action Auto Parts & Glass (Alaska) USA-AK(Fairbanks) E-mail 1-907-456-18183255Year
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#8 Giant

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:57 AM

If the hole isn't too big, JB Weld works pretty good. Just make sure you clean it down to bare metal first.

If the hole is big enough to need a patch, fiberglass with a POR 15 coating inside the tank will work great. Good luck finding anyone who will weld on a gas tank.

Both methods are really just buying you time, so be on the lookout for a new tank. The JB Weld lasted quite a few year on my El Camino though.

#9 Brat78

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:41 PM

You can weld on a fuel tank safely if you fill it with water.

#10 88wacaroo

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:15 PM

You can weld on a fuel tank safely if you fill it with water.

The inside coating crap just starts to flake off over time and starts plugging stuff-IE-carb, fuel filters,pump,I"ve seen my buddies do it on motorcycles-last about a year or so then issues!! I"d weld it-nothin but a thing!! Gen 1 wgn. here I don"t rememb.if it was 2 or 4x I"m going up there now.. Super clean car-windshield,frt.end,dash-all gone :(




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