Petrol tank refurb (not respray)

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Petrol tank refurb (not respray)

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I'm getting an old 1973 Honda back on the road, but the tank needs some love. It has a pushed-in dent one side - probably fell on someone's knee- plus is full of rust, so needs de-rusting and treating with a sealant.
When it's done I'll get it sprayed.


Any recommendations?


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Just found this, any good?

https://www.fueltanks.co.uk/services/mo ... gIboPD_BwE


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viewtopic.php?f=31&t=38340&sid=2f63f8b3 ... b90a04fb20

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Duffy1964 wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:20 pm
Just found this, any good?

https://www.fueltanks.co.uk/services/mo ... gIboPD_BwE


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Funnily enough, I'm just having my 'Storm tank worked on by Stan. I certainly get the impression that they're very thorough with their work. The plan with mine is to have it extended vertically by 50mm to get some decent volume.

I must confess that it's taking rather a long time but what with the disruption caused by Covid it's not surprising...

Keeping my fingers crossed that I may get it back in the next week or so 🤞

I'll let you know how it turns out 🙂👍

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That sounds interesting. I have to ask, being a nosey bugger, what sort of costs are involved

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Richard wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:14 am
That sounds interesting. I have to ask, being a nosey bugger, what sort of costs are involved
With the VAT, Stan quoted me £560. Quite a bit of dough but, there's a LOT of work involved including various treatments to the inside of the tank which I couldn't hope to do economically and reliably let alone the metalwork itself which is no mean feat. The tank was a slightly dinged effort off Ebay for £30.

According to my quick calculations, 50mm increase in height should give an extra 9 litres but it'll probably be a little less due to the contouring of the tank.

It'll come filled (not with petrol... :wink: ) and primed ready for the final spray job.

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Cheers, now that is interesting and quite an investment. Think I shall just keep setting that trip and clenching as the miles trip up to 90 😁

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"Stan quoted me £560." Eeeek!

You could possibly get a new one made for that kind of refurb price.

http://www.thetankshop.com

or would one of these fit?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/9L-2-4Gallon ... 3611648878
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Wicky wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:20 am
"Stan quoted me £560." Eeeek!

You could possibly get a new one made for that kind of refurb price
I did have a bit of a search but didn't find anyone who made larger tanks for the VTR. A one-off is going to be probably even more than I'm paying...

Mind you, I have a bit of a habit of starting mod's and then letting them get financially out of hand.... 😬
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Admittedly these were from around 2018

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Crikey, some work's gone into those...!
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