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Post  jones on October 6th 2015, 9:33 pm

I am looking into the fuel tank on my 94 F150. I can either buy a new factory tank and have a sump welded on to it or I could fine someone to make a tank with foam, sump and capable of using the factory fuel filler.

Anyone know of a shop that could make the tank?

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Post  jbozzelle on October 8th 2015, 4:18 pm

What's wrong with the tank you have now?  Simple to sump the factory deal.

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Post  dfree383 on October 8th 2015, 4:36 pm

jbozzelle wrote:What's wrong with the tank you have now?  Simple to sump the factory deal.

X2 why make a simple thing into a big dollar ordeal?
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Post  Doug Rahn on October 9th 2015, 8:55 am

In case you still need a custom deal, these guys are top notch. I had them build a custom cell for me when I re-done the rear suspension on my car. I think I paid about $300 for a 5 gal cell built from a drawing I sent them. Top quality workmanship and it was built exactly to my drawing, a perfect fit. http://www.boydwelding.com/
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Post  jones on October 14th 2015, 11:39 pm

i haven't found anyone willing to weld on a used fuel tank. If I can get a fuel cell made exactly like I want for 300 I'd be money ahead. Plan B is to buy a new fuel tank and have a sump welded on.

I have heard that if you have to rinse a gas tank out with diesel if you want a chance to weld on a used tank,

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Post  jbozzelle on October 16th 2015, 2:55 pm

I've just washed them out with hot soapy water and rinsed real good. Do that a few times and let it air dry. The smell will go away...

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Post  res0rli9 on October 16th 2015, 4:22 pm

jbozzelle wrote:I've just washed them out with hot soapy water and rinsed real good.  Do that a few times and let it air dry.  The smell will go away...

This!!! I always take mine to the self car wash & wash them out & come home and start welding.
Works like a Champ... Smile

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Post  whatbumper on October 16th 2015, 5:02 pm

soap and water along with running an air hose in the tank just for extra evacuation. no biggie.

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Post  Mike R on October 16th 2015, 7:22 pm

Clean it out real good then run a hose from the exhaust of a running vehicle into the tank to purge the oxygen and fill it with carbon monoxide, weld away

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Post  Doug Rahn on October 16th 2015, 9:17 pm

You can also drop in some chucks of dry ice and it will displace the oxygen with now chance of fire or explosion. I've done it before plus it improved the weld characteristics with the oxygen gone on the other side of the weld.
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Post  69F100 on October 16th 2015, 11:34 pm

jbozzelle wrote:I've just washed them out with hot soapy water and rinsed real good.  Do that a few times and let it air dry.  The smell will go away...

I have also done propane tanks like that when cutting open to make grill or a shop heater out of them.
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Post  DILLIGASDAVE on October 17th 2015, 5:05 am

You could always try flooding the inside of the tank with argon Tig gas to displace the oxygen & weld that sucker up.
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Post  jones on October 17th 2015, 5:06 pm

Wow, thanks for all the suggestions!

Our welders braze med-gas, lines in a similar fashion. Purge all the air out of the lines with a heavy gas in order to keep the inside clean.

I will have to drop the tank as soon as I get the old engine pulled.

I'm not very good with welding thin metal.

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