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Fuel tank
#1
Just wondering what other have done with their tank. Painted, just cleared, etc.... Thinking about just having mine powder coated clear.
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#2
Just painted black here.
Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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#3
Years ago, I replaced the tank on my '73 Mach I and painted it silver. While I remember it was allegedly painted that color for a "performance-related" reason, I cannot for the life of me recall now as to what that reason wasAngry!

When (and if) I remember the reason I used that color, I will post itSmile.


BT
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#4
Depends, if you have a new tank. Clear coat to prevent rust.
On my old tank I painted with a flat silver paint to try to match the factory galvanizing color.
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1972 Mustang Convertible 351C 4V
1966 Ford Galaxie 7 litre-4speed

Jorge
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#5
just painted black also.
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#6
(12-28-2010, 04:51 PM)jorgem2 Wrote: Depends, if you have a new tank. Clear coat to prevent rust.
On my old tank I painted with a flat silver paint to try to match the factory galvanizing color.

Yeah its new
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#7
Would powder coat adhere to the galvanized? Usually you need to have stuff blasted to get some tooth for the powder coat to stick to.
Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

[Image: 1_12_09_14_10_15_11.png]
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#8
(12-28-2010, 11:04 PM)droptop73 Wrote: Would powder coat adhere to the galvanized? Usually you need to have stuff blasted to get some tooth for the powder coat to stick to.

not exactly sure on the blasing but my uncle had his done and seems to be holding up ok. Good point though.
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#9
Just wondering, a friend of mine had a set of polished aluminum wheels done and the coating did not stick long term.
Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

[Image: 1_12_09_14_10_15_11.png]
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#10
(12-29-2010, 06:19 PM)droptop73 Wrote: Just wondering, a friend of mine had a set of polished aluminum wheels done and the coating did not stick long term.

HMMMM looks like some homework is in order.Angry
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