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fuel tank, repair or replace?

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Ive just removed the r/h tank from my stevens n/a and need to decide repair or replace. Ive got a lot of heavy rust on top and 2 holes the size of a 5p near the filler neck, the base is also corroded. Can anyone advise the best place for repair or supply of new ones.

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I'm afraid that the guy that did mine is a bit far from you. But if you go the repair rout get it pressure checked. Had I gone for a replacement, I would have one made here, probably in alloy. I believe Sparky has been down this path.

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Yup Roger, Sparky and I fitted a new tank to Pete Hutchens motor a couple of months back. He took his old tank and had a new one paterned from it so he's the man to contact for details......

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Thanks for the comments guys. Ive scraped the foam off the bottom and theres more holes there so its going to be a new tank. New ally one from SJs arriving tomorrow. The l/h tank is almosty perfect with no sign of rust and the foam and wood in perfect nick. But then the l/h vent is ducted straight to the engine bay, the right just dumps rain laden air straight over the fuel tank. As the air temp control is missing I think I will duct the r/h side straight to the engine bay as well. New rad, 3 fans and a tank = bit of an expensive week!!

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