Just had a look at my fuel tank for my XW and noticed it has a slight dent in it, many of you are probably thinking, "yeah so what" but i intend to show the XW and the dent is pretty visible, so i was wondering whether you can fix these dents without bogging them up or whether it is possible to make a cover to go over the tank??
go talk to a panel beater. of have heard of people 'blowing' them out. basically when the tank is out of the car and there are soem fumes in the tank, you ignite it and it blows the dent back out. only heard this, never done it so i could be wrong. there would be a safer way to do it no doubt so talk to the panel beaters.
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Sound's like a time to get a nice polished drop tank, not to big, one that just sit's below the bumber just like that old XY in Street Machine yr's ago, it was Monza Red with plates that read "Tuff XY".
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i wouldnt ignite an empty fuel tank - not unless u have a death wish. depending on the extremity of the dent u can either fill it with compressed air and hope the dent pops out or have it "degassed" and opened up. any radiator place can degas a fuel tank and split it open to repair the dent properly. it's not cheap though as they use approx $30 worth or dry ice before they even start.
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All depends if you want originality or not. If you want it original, I'd look at getting another tank, as even if you pop the dent there is no guarantee of you not seeing where it was.
Otherwise, fabricate an alloy cover to simulate a drop tank. Looks good too! If you want, you can make it detachable so you only use it for shows, and remove it when driving. Saves cleaning andit all the time.
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