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jimbear



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:41 am    Post subject: Cleaning Out Gas Tank Reply with quote

The tank on the '67 Beetle was sending rusty gas to the filter and engine. Upon inspection the tanks is not too bad on the inside from what I can see. Any quickie solutions to cleaning and getting this back in? Looking to avoid anything to intensive if I can avoid it...ideally just a quick clean and install. I'll bring it to VolksFest for folks to check out.
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Jon
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Put a piece of chain and/or some sharp gravel in it and shake it around until your arms want to fall off. Empty and rinse it. Visually check to see if everything loose has come out. If it has, rinse it once more with water and then with mineral spirits to chase out the last of the water and prevent new rust. Keep it full of gas to stop new rust.
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Ken



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Location: Bethlehem, Ga.


PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:55 pm    Post subject: Clyde sent me to Sims Radiator in Lawrenceville Reply with quote

Inge's tank on the 73 Beetle had pin holes in the bottom of it.
They did some patching and then cleaned and sealed the entire inside of the tank for $125.00.

Here is their address/#:

Sims Radiator
80 East Crogan Street
Lawrenceville, Ga. 30045
770/963-1127
M-F - 8 - 5:30pm
Sat - 8 - 12 noon
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Ken



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:08 pm    Post subject: I almost forgot.... Reply with quote

How much is the 67 going for anyway?
I have always wanted to have a 60's bug........

(Is it ORANGE by any chance?)

Ken Razz
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mackay



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Location: North High Shoals, GA


PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can someone post a pic of the '67? I'd be interested as well. JM
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