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Old 12-20-2011, 01:07 PM
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Plastic fuel tank repair

Some time ago, my 82 Dodge D-150 developed a pretty good sized leak.
Cannot fill the tank, or it will be leaking 'till it gets to 3/4.

As most of us know, most salvage yards destroy fuel tanks by poking a big hole in them while they process the car.

Today, I bought a tank from a yard that does not do this, but alas, it has a crack at the top. Not a big one, and most likely would not leak for a day until the fuel level dropped.

Pretty sure this small crack will put me in better shape than the tank currently in the truck.

Anybody here repair small cracks or holes in plastic tanks????
How is it done??
Is there some place I could take it for repair???

This is a larger tank than currently in the truck, not an easy job to pull.
Requires bed removal or rear end removal to get out. (Not really sure if there is enough room to slide it past the trans) I like the idea of a larger tank, but either way I need to get one of these repaired. Old Dodge pickups aren't growing on trees anymore, and I thought I was doing good just finding a decent tank.
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