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John, for the gas tank on the bike, a rotary tumbler type setup with polishing stones would work well. Or maybe a jig similar to a paint mixer but a lot slower and put a bunch of medua in there. Then just empty it out, vacuum, and seal. Done.
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Originally posted by californiajohnny californiajohnny wrote:

geez that tank isn't as bad as the one on my bike... damn alcohol rusted  the crap out of mine, so bad that flakes get into the carb and clog it Angry i figured the only way is to use a small mower filter to trap itConfused with 8 coats of candy and 8 coats for clear on it ... boiling it out isn't an optionOuch 


fill it with your liquid of choice and some aggregate like Black Beauty and shake shake shake
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Originally posted by Rockatansky Rockatansky wrote:

Originally posted by californiajohnny californiajohnny wrote:

geez that tank isn't as bad as the one on my bike... damn alcohol rusted  the crap out of mine, so bad that flakes get into the carb and clog it Angry i figured the only way is to use a small mower filter to trap itConfused with 8 coats of candy and 8 coats for clear on it ... boiling it out isn't an optionOuch 


fill it with your liquid of choice and some aggregate like Black Beauty and shake shake shake
no im afraid that could put little starburst dings in the candy paintShocked
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A brief update on my current situation. Went out to the shop to have a look at where we stood on the Torino. Nick has about 80-90% of the major panels worked and ready for 1st coat of high build primer. He was working the doors and still had to finish blocking the front fenders so things could all get rehung and shot so final blocking of the assembled body could begin.

He hates that things got drug out for so long and are now dead in the water but he still has a long road to go, so we agreed it's best to find another shop to take over the project. He said once I have a shop locked in to give him about a week and he would get the car reassembled and delivered to the facility taking over.

I have a meeting this afternoon with a gentlemen I had spoken to previously that was in the process of building a new shop when I gave the project to Nick. His shop is now up and running so hopefully he can get me in and get the Tomato across the finish line.... hopefully by Spring '22??

Wish me luck!!

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   You are a better man than I. Patience is not a virtue with me unfortunately. Best of luck going forward.
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wow! glad you found someoneClap
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Good news.  Here's hoping things come together for Spring 2022!
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FWIW another guy i know near me just posted pics of his today it's finally red just needs to paint the stripe and reclear, but i think he said the shop had his for 5 yearsConfused
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Meeting went well.... he had some vehicles in his shop undergoing repair/restoration and was pleased with the quality of his work. We had spoken a couple years go about him doing my car when he was planning on doing his new shop, so he was aware of what I was wanting and had been following along on my Facebook page and had a pretty good idea of the progress Nick had made before things kinda fell apart.

He will have an opening in a couple weeks, so the plan is to get the Tomato stuck back together and moved to his shop right after Thanksgiving. Once the car is there, we can then better assess the time line. Looking forward to getting the project back on track! Thumbs Up

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For my Torino's gas tank, I took it to a shop that offered the Gas Tank RENU product/process:


I also had rust in the inside from the fuel sitting.

Good news you found a new place!

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Spriegel, I have a new Spectra gas tank going in, but they didn't include the burp tube, so I'll be adding one to my new tank.

Thanks for the RENU info though...... Thumbs Up

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