Update on my "new '51

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Re: Update on my "new '51

Postby Mht » Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:14 pm

I think they make a j b weld specifically for gas tanks. I don’t know if it’s formulated differently or just packaged differently

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Re: Update on my "new '51

Postby Rick Spivey » Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:01 am

Dave F. wrote:I would give the orginal JB weld a try before welding or brasing on a gas tank (you don't want it to go BOOM) Dave F.


Dave, You are right, a boom is no good. They normally flush the tank with water (filing it completely) to chase out any vapors, and then solder it using a heated iron, rather than a flame. Under those circumstances, a boom is not very likely. :)
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Re: Update on my "new '51

Postby Lt.Mike » Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:35 pm

Mht wrote:I think they make a j b weld specifically for gas tanks. I don’t know if it’s formulated differently or just packaged differently

JB Weld Steel Stik. Suggested uses on the package has fuel tanks second on the list. I repaired my trucks gas tank with it.
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Re: Update on my "new '51

Postby Dale Finch » Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:01 pm

I'm finishing up some mowing out at my farm, but should be home tomorrow, when I will tackle this again. I needed a break, but it's time to get it finished! I have used the JB Weld Steel Stick before, and will probably grab some on my way home. Thanks.
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Re: Update on my "new '51

Postby Clemsonfor » Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:53 pm

Rick Spivey wrote:
Dave F. wrote:I would give the orginal JB weld a try before welding or brasing on a gas tank (you don't want it to go BOOM) Dave F.


Dave, You are right, a boom is no good. They normally flush the tank with water (filing it completely) to chase out any vapors, and then solder it using a heated iron, rather than a flame. Under those circumstances, a boom is not very likely. :)

Just watched some guys I follow on YouTube trying to weld an old chevy truck tank. Let it drain over night. Filled with water letting it run awoke and then drained it. As soon as he went to weld...boom and a blown out tank puffed up tank. Solder probably less likely to explode but still a risk.

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Re: Update on my "new '51

Postby Dale Finch » Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:17 pm

:big what:

I think I'll try a go with the JB Weld Steel Stick!!
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Re: Update on my "new '51

Postby Gary Dotson » Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:53 am

I used to repair the occasional gas tank. I simply purged the tank with co2 and solder with a torch, never a problem. Gasoline can't ignite without oxygen. Don't have any co2? A hose connected to a tail pipe will work just fine.


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