May Need Gas Tank for My 78 Sunbird Coupe??

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May Need Gas Tank for My 78 Sunbird Coupe??

Postby EagleFish » Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:55 pm

Hey, guys,

I just took my gas tank into a shop for cleaning and lining. I have pin hole leaks that need to be soldered. Anyone know where I can buy a new or good used tank? How much?

Thanks, John

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Re: May Need Gas Tank for My 78 Sunbird Coupe??

Postby EagleFish » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:04 pm

Hey, never mind. I have decided to completely repair the tank I have. Thanks.

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Re: May Need Gas Tank for My 78 Sunbird Coupe??

Postby cammerjeff » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:59 am

Probably the correct choice, I do not believe new tanks are available, and its a roll of the dice on a used tank. And with the EPA laws being enforced in most states now, the salvage yards have to empty all the fluids before a car is set out to be used for parts, for gas tanks they just drill or punch at least 1 hole in them to drain the gas. About 4 years ago I found a 74 Vega in a yard that looked like it had a new tank installed shortly before the owner stopped driving it, the rest of the car was rotted out but the tank was shiny and new looking, Exept it had 3 huge dents where they used an air hammer to puncture the tank and drain the gas!!!!!!
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Re: May Need Gas Tank for My 78 Sunbird Coupe??

Postby 74_Vega_GT » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:41 am

John, I have a 74 Vega fuel tank that I do not need should you decide not to repair yours. This one has no leaks, but will need to be cleaned out and coated inside.
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Re: May Need Gas Tank for My 78 Sunbird Coupe??

Postby 74spiritofamerica » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:03 pm

Just solder the holes and coat with the kit from POR-15.I did this a few years ago and it worked great!
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Re: May Need Gas Tank for My 78 Sunbird Coupe??

Postby EagleFish » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:59 pm

Thanks guys. Yeah the shop who is cleaning and lining it are repairing the pin holes. It didn't look like it was leaking or maybe a teeny bit. Anyway, I will have $285.00 in it when done.
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Re: May Need Gas Tank for My 78 Sunbird Coupe??

Postby marco_1978_spyder » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:38 pm

I just pulled one from a 78 wasn't leaking but it sure is rusty. $20 if anyone want's it. Pick up only, it's sitting outside, get it before it rusts away or disappears! (4cyl - no fuel pump/sender only)
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