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    Can anyone point me in the right direction to get a series fuel tank restored. I think it needs cleaning/sandblasting inside and a respray inside and out. I don't want a new one made, trying to keep everything original.
    Joburg or surroundings would be better.Thanks
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    It is more costly doing that. Have yours replicated in stainless steel.

    Mine is stainless and no more battle with dirty fuel.

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    If i have to go that way, where did you get yours done ? Restoring a lightweight and the dirty fuel is a problem. Have two tanks, one under each seat, have bypassed the cross over valve and am running on one tank only at the moment. I want to do one tank at a time to keep it running, recently got it quite drivable and can't face more down time....
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    I have a series 2a with 2 tanks. The rear one started to push lots of rust through and clogging the filters continuously. I first tried cleaning it myself with no result. Was advised to put stones in it and shake it around and break of all the rust! Like an idiot I tried it. Lots of labour, especially in getting the stones out, and still lots of rust. Then took it to a place in Industria for an acid bath. They warned me that it could eat away the thin parts but I thought give it a go. The acid chowed the rusted parts right through.

    If had I just bought the new tank from Dover, in the first place I would have saved a huge amount of effort in removing and putting the tank back in so many times. Trust me that rear tank is not the lightest piece of equipment in the world.

    My advice, if it's clogging filters get rid of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhodie View Post
    My advice, if it's clogging filters get rid of it.
    Jip I agree 100%. Last year my dad and I restored a Suzuki SJ410 and we battled with the dirty tank untill we just chucked it and had a stainless one made.

    Same with my Series, it was a battle with dirty fuel and then also fitted a stainless tank.

    It is just not worth it constantly battling with dirty fuel issues.

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    How much is a new fuel tank for a Series?
    I took mine out but still need to check the inside...
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    Thanks guys, just had really good look in the second tank with torch and a mirror. Looks bad, going to look into the stainless option.
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    I’m also going to be removing my
    Series 3 side tank , to do some insitu welding of chassis, so will look at cleaning it a bit and maybe applying a sealant lacquer to line the inside. Will also replace the fuel-line and refurb the mechanical pump ... for which theres presumably a kit ?
    How long does it take to remove and re-fit the tank and any other stuff I should do at the same time ?
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