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blackwolf



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United Kingdom 2007 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 DCPU Stornoway Grey

^^^ Exactly this, not forgetting also that it will dissolve most flexible components of older fuel systems and corrode many metals. It is hard to think of anything less suitable to use as fuel than E10 petrol!

Perhaps it is all part of a sinister plot to make us buy electric vehicles. Very Happy

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Dinnu



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Malta 2012 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 CSW Santorini Black

Is it a genuine tank?
Do not know much about series, let alone lightweights, but early coilers had galvanized fuel tanks.
I bought an aftermarket one, and definitely is not galvanized ... but since its for a diesel I am less worried. In hindsight, I should have checked if the hot dippers could dip it for me. It not have seen any fuel yet, so risk of explosion, from fuel is not present. But is already nicely painted and I believe there are products to line it internally. 1988 90 Hard Top, 19J Diesel Turbo, Shire Blue - Restoration ongoing
2012 90 CSW, 2.2TDCI, Santorini Black

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camelman



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Yep, both tanks are genuine. 

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keith



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Aaaaaargh ! Well that’s me up Censored creek. Iv just bought this …. 40 yrs drive old, reekie, noisy, oil leaking LRs. Iv been forced to bow to demands. Is Tesla a dirty word.


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Dinnu



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Malta 2012 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 CSW Santorini Black

camelman wrote:
Yep, both tanks are genuine.


Perhaps my question should have been if series tanks were galvanized or not?

If not, maybe create a thread / poll and see who has used any fuel tank liners. Por15 are highly regarded, and they make a sealer. I never used any sealer though, but would watch such a thread with great interest. 1988 90 Hard Top, 19J Diesel Turbo, Shire Blue - Restoration ongoing
2012 90 CSW, 2.2TDCI, Santorini Black

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camelman



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I don't believe series tanks were galvanised as a rule.

The guy restoring my other lightweight has recommended 'Slosh' to seal it, once I managed to get all the rust off with a brillo pad.. 

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keith



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Ooooooh the Brillo pad . Done that. About 3 dozen of them actually. Don’t last as long as they used to. Big thanks to my missus as it was her hands that went into the tanks. Strangely mine were too big Whistle
Homage to the Brillo Pad Bow down

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blackwolf



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United Kingdom 2007 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 DCPU Stornoway Grey

Series tanks were (certainly in the early days) made of tinned sheet steel and soldered together, so were effectively tin plated (similar to a bean tin), they were not galvanised. YOu couldn't hot-dip galv a soldered tank, it would fall apart.

It may be that later on tanks were welded, then they could be galvanised, this I don't know.

I have a SIIA or SIII (not sure which) tank off a lightweight which I bought to use on my 86" SI at a time when SI tanks were unobtainable, and it is of soldered tinplate construction, not welded.

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Dinnu



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Malta 2012 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 CSW Santorini Black

I think the old 90 tank was not hot dipped, but I think constructed from galvanized sheet metal (very thin layer of zinc). The 2 pressings are then seam welded along the flanges. The seams show much more rust. There is a fuel neck, and had not checked how that is attached. But I recall that the protection plate at the bottom is mig welded at the flanges. I am almost certain that it is zinc by the crystalline finish (spangle).
But I have not bothered to clean it properly to inspect further 🤗
I might unearth it again, as not quite happy with the aftermarket tank. 1988 90 Hard Top, 19J Diesel Turbo, Shire Blue - Restoration ongoing
2012 90 CSW, 2.2TDCI, Santorini Black

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camelman



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Soggy trip out in 05KD63 at the weekend Smile

 

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Smyles_



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Scotland 2008 Defender 130 Puma 2.4 HCPU Cairns Blue

I see after mastering photography you've now moved onto videography!

Can we expect a cameo from Dog in the next episode? Very Happy

(I still very much want a Lightweight Big Cry ) Stuart

Cummins 130 Build Thread
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58 130 Double Cab HCPU - Cairns Blue

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camelman



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^^^ The dog tends to object when I take him off roading, particularly in the lightweight Whistle

This lane is great as it's only half a mile from me and doesn't see any traffic as it's too narrow and overgrown for anything wider than a lightweight Laughing 

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L110CDL



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Many thanks for doing the video, great watch Very Happy 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

regards
Clayton.

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keith



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Great video work Camel and well done for finishing the build but I thought it was a RED arrow. I only see black & White. A picture of it sitting under the wing of a real arrow would be lovely.

Keith

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camelman



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Keith: That's my other truck Wink.

The Red Arrows truck is coming home on Thursday (and won't be going green laning!!) 

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