Monday, February 10, 2014

1968 Cooper Klipper Trim (part 5) gas tank

The cap would not come off the gas tank.   The filler neck turned with it.  Neither ultrasonic cleaning or heating with a propane torch helped.   So I cut the cap off with a dremel cut off wheel.   Unfortunately I now have a slit in the filler neck but I am sure I can solder that to look like new.  I do have a new cap in stock but I may use an old one to keep the look.  May have to repaint and weather the tank.

The tank is now soaking with acetone and a few rocks to shake around.  The tank weighed about twice what it should have when I started so it could take a while.