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  1. #31
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    On mine there were a few places on the bottom that were rusted from the outside that I used epoxy on and I cleaned it up and did that. I put some diesel in it and started propping it up to test different parts of the tank and as I got it more cleaned out on the inside, leaks started showing up that were rusted from the inside out. That put an end to it.

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    Lads thanks so much for everyone’s advice; were are going forward with cleaning out the fuel tank w/ the recommended techniques & “line” the inside of the tank; also have a source of another fuel tank that has been sitting in a warehouse for about ten years & will work with that one as well

    Appreciate everyone on the forum - even the “Navy Guy!” LOL - will keep you all posted

    Happy New Year!

    Chris

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    Thank you for the update. We look forward to being a part of your progress.

    Hopefully 2021 will be a better year, and we can all get back to normal. I know I would like to make the trip over to Fort Benning to see your war horse in action.

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    Make sure to keep us posted with the progress of this build, I hope that everything will go well on your end.

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    So - the next phase continues....

    Ordered a complete new distributor and fuel tank & will be mounting them this weekend; the fellas at the Fort Benning MWR Auto Skills center have tested everything else - compression is good in all cylinders, cleaned & rebuilt the fuel pump and carburetor; flushed out the fuel lines & installed a new fuel filter between the gas tank & fuel pump - hopefully this does the trcik & will keep you posted!

    Chris

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    Here’s the Jeep with the fuel tank removed - needs a smidge of epoxy work for two small holes in the hull

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    Wow, not bad at all.

  8. #38
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    As what they have said it's not that bad. Make sure you keep us posted with the progress of this build.

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