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Old January 29th, 2012, 04:08 AM
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I would paint the outside, but not the inside.
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Old January 29th, 2012, 04:13 AM
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Good to hear that.
If you can separate the skid plate from the tank then clean it up and paint it. Otherwise I'd thin down some waxoyl and let it soak between the skid plate and tank, Maybe give it a good pressure wash first to get as much muck out from between the layers as possible then dry it out thoroughly, then waxoyl.
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Glad you got that sorted Ed. On mine I drilled the rivets or spot welds holding the skid plate on. I'd suggest doing that to assess the condition of the tank before you get much further.
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I don't want to hijack Ed's thread...but I will. Anyone ever drop a 110 gas tank, the plastic Td5-style ones? Looks like its just held in place by the cradle - which is held in place by 4 bolts (2 front, 2 back). Besides the filler tube hose being disconnected can everything else remain in place just to drop it enough to get at the rear crossmember?
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I recently dropped a metal one. Not too bad if you've got the newer pickup (the old one was a very tight fit against the frame). You'll likely have to disconnect the supply line at the pickup, too.
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Jason I have dropped a metal one on a 110 as well as the plastic ones on D90 several times. It's basically what you described and nothing to be afraid of. Just run it close to empty to make it easier to handle and give all bolts a generous treatment of pbblaster for a few days beforehand.
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Jason I have dropped a metal one on a 110 as well as the plastic ones on D90 several times. It's basically what you described and nothing to be afraid of. Just run it close to empty to make it easier to handle and give all bolts a generous treatment of pbblaster for a few days beforehand.
Or just plan to break them and re-tap or weld new nuts on!
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Or just plan to break them and re-tap or weld new nuts on!
No welding capabilities here . Unless you haul down your MIG!

Going to soak in PB overnight, will try removal tomorrow. My main concern was stressing the lines when dropping the tank, which seems like it will not be an issue and can be dropped with the fuel lines on for the most part.
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If you want to soak them for a few days you can come over on Friday night or the weekend and we can knock it out...maybe even put the front of my truck back together too!

and to stay with the post, congrats on getting the tank clean Ed...that means you can drive over and help too!
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BTW, I finally got an email back from gumtree on shipping the fuel tank.

The 80 gbp estimate was...well...an estimate. The total quoted shipping price ended up being 232 gbp. Which, in addition to the 80gbp purchase price was close to $500.00.

Not quite the bargain I was looking for
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Glad you got that sorted Ed. On mine I drilled the rivets or spot welds holding the skid plate on. I'd suggest doing that to assess the condition of the tank before you get much further.
Just don't drill through the tank. They're 10 a penny over here... but you don't want to be perforating the newly cleaned tank.
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The drilling is just through the pinch weld seam where the skid is riveted (factory) or spot welded (aftermarket) on. No real danger of holing the tank.

So, D110s don't have the access panel covering the top of the rear tank like on a series truck?
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So, D110s don't have the access panel covering the top of the rear tank like on a series truck?
Nope!
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Nope!
That would make life too easy.
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