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    Posted: 08-December-2015 at 3:04PM
Removed the fuel cell yesterday.It was full of water between steel shell and inner cell.Must have been condensation.Outer shell rusted through.Cell rusted to outer part.It was only setting 3yr.
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Sheesh. Sorry to hear that.
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Ya jazz said they sell the shell for 100. but how do you remove the inner its rusted right to the shell.
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Freed the cell.
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maybe i missed something here but, i thought pintos had a regular steel gas tank just like our torinos??? all the pintos i worked on many years ago appeared to have regular steel tanks
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Safety thing. after the exploding gas tanks from rear end collision law suits?
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Your are correct.The guy I bought it from installed a jazz fuel cell.It rusted out due to moisture between cell and shell.I just wonder if I replace it with a alm.one would same thing happen.
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if i'm understanding this correctly, you have a plastic fuel cell inside the metal tank, if it's sealed for the gas, can't you drill a small 1/4" hole or two in the metal tank to let moisture drain out???(before you put in a new cell)
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A few were made out of Aluminum at work with no issues.
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Do the alm ones have the inner cell or just foam .hole idea passed my mind.
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cut out the rear end,now to find someone to help remove it.Then I can clean it up and put the 3.23 in it.Still have not found a shop near by that can change the axle to 5 by 4.5
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many years ago i had my 4 lug monza axles redrilled to 5 lug Big smile
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90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
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75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
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Thanks for the tip.Will try after Christmas.
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Ready to put the cowl back on.There are 32 spot welds along the window area.should I glue it or attempt to weld it again.I am not a pro. welder.My concern is structure.
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did you only drill the outer cowl piece regarding the spot welds? i'd weld it back in the spot weld hole, that's often referred to as "plug welding"
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75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
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Welded cowl on. Non gas wire feed is splatter crazy. Welds look bad .Does it matter which direction you go.For word or back words.
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i do both, just depends on what i'm welding
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90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
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75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
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Next question anyone know were to find body measurements for body panels. I am replacing right inner fender,on unabody (sp)car it should have been part of sub frame.What I want is distance between fenders and some cross measurement from one side to other.
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Is it better to bondo to clean metal or primer?
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It is better to put bondo over clean metal, not primer.
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Clean metal, but it can be used over epoxy primers (DP-90, etc.)
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Thanks,soon as I buy a new grinder will get at it.
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80 grit on a DA sander is fine you don't have to use a grinder unless to remove rust, 80 grit is enough "tooth" for the bondo to adhere to Wink
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90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
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There are some rims for sale for a good price, but they most likely have a 5x4.75 bolt pattern. Maybe you can have the bolt pattern drilled to a 5x4.50 bolt pattern. If you want to see them Click here.
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Needed front parking-turn sig.lens for 77pinto.
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Do you need just the front left and right turn signal lenses like number 1 in the picture below? Or do you also need the side parking lights, like number 2 in the picture below?
If you want to see a front left turn signal lens for sale Click here.


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There is a side parking light lens for sale, but the seller did not say if it will fit a 1977 model. If you want to see it Click here.

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IIRC those front turn lenses are 76-77 specific. which side do you need? or both?
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The 77 and 78 front turn signal lenses appear to be exactly the same. The 76 appears to be different. There is a picture below of a 76 lens.
There is a picture below of a 77 lens.
There is a picture below of a 78 lens.


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dave you might be right, it's been 20 years since i worked on pintos, but i remember those being a two year only thing
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74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION
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