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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TX390AMX Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/14/2018 at 4:13pm
My local radiator shop plasma cut an 18" X 18" hole in the top of my 68 AMX tank, sandblasted the interior, TIG welded the top piece back on and used RedKote sealer inside after welding/testing. They drilled a 1/4"drain hole in a corner to drain the sealer, then soldered a copper penny over the hole. The welding doesn't show, it allowed complete access to the interior of the tank and it doesn't leak. Also a non-vented tank. This exercise wasnt't cheap, but neither are any of the alternatives and I kept my original tank with the correctly aligned filler neck. I believe my radiator guy's last words to me were, "DON'T BRING ME ANY MORE OF THOSE!"
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72 Jav SST 360/727 (daughter)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AfterhoursFab Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/18/2018 at 9:52pm
You may want to give RCI Racing a call, in the past they have built me all kinds of odd shaped tanks. The most recent one was for a custom jeep that held 21 gallons, had all kinds of bends in it, and it was only $220 plus shipping.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 990V8 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/21/2018 at 5:52pm
PO had an alloy tank made for my Ambo.
Original size n shape and sitting in the original straps.
Not much help for you as that was in the UK, but it will likely outlast the car.

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