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302V8

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68 z28 gas tank
« on: January 11, 2010, 06:51:18 PM »
i need some opinions on replacing my original dated gas tank, which has many small dents and probably some rust inside.  should i try to restore the original or i have the option to buy an original 3912377 gm tank in the box for 250.00?  help me out guys.  thanks

BlackoutSteve

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Re: 68 z28 gas tank
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2010, 07:04:04 PM »
Have you tried to restore the original? It's obviously the preferred option.
Compressed air and a panel hammer are 2 things you may need.
Restoring my RHD 69 Jane in Melbourne, Australia.
http://www.usmuscle.com.au/Forum/showthread.php?t=2840

JohnZ

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Re: 68 z28 gas tank
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2010, 03:11:19 PM »
The gas tank is a safety item, especially if you have a water heater in your garage; factor that into your decision process.
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rare4k

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Re: 68 z28 gas tank
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2010, 05:18:50 PM »
buy a new one and put the old in the box and put it up.

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Re: 68 z28 gas tank
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2010, 10:51:31 PM »
I think these reply’s are right on the mark. I am in the same boat on my 69 right now.

I chose to order a SPECTRA tank from a local vendor and installed it in my other car, a 68. It looks really good, better than the OER painted version. Fit well and appears to be ‘SAME’ as orig, but I really did not study all the curves, bends, folds, indents, welds and on and on,,,I was basically happy.
The option for a NOS replacement item is nice, at double the cost and dependant on condition and if you are a NOS or nothing kind of restorer.

I even called my local plater to ask about options for strip-&-plate ideas for an old tank,,,turns out to be a poor choice $ wise, safety & correctness.

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Re: 68 z28 gas tank
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2010, 10:59:21 PM »
The NOS tank at $250 is a gift!  8)