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The unsalvageable tank

This came on one of my VNs that I purchased a couple years ago and it leaked in literally 40 different spots. so I tried plugging it up with that epoxy that you squished together and it hardens hoping that I could use it as a spare tank just for feeding gas to engines that I had on the stand working on but even after $30 worth of that epoxy it never sealed up and it still leaks from over 20 spots.

The inside appears to have por 15 in it and it has it all peeled away itís a complete dumpster fire

I just found the gas tank in the garage and remembered about it so I figured I would post some pictures of it.
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I have one like that. It was way beyond help. It's just decor now.
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Yep i hung it on the wall.


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I would just toss it. I do collect parts, probably way too many. But I don't keep anything if it is completely worthless. Is that tank from a U.S. Vulcan? I don't remember ever seeing a Vulcan tank with graphics like that before.

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Once it gets rusty enough, you can use it as a rustic punched-tin lamp.

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If restoring it is worth the effort to you, the existing liner can be removed with paint stripper. Use good quality stuff and give it time to work. With all the liner removed, fill the tank with water and tape over the holes. When the tank is completely dry (doesn't matter if some flash rust forms) use Caswell epoxy tank sealer. It actually adheres to light rust even better than smooth metal. You'll never have to worry about rust again because the metal is entirely covered with epoxy on the inside. https://www.caswellplating.com/epoxy...nk-sealer.html

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I have seen tanks so rusty the whole sides and top caved in. If it is that rusty it will have no structural strength,

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Someone here was looking for a gas cap. Perhaps you can help them out?

https://www.vn750.com/forum/17-sell-...ml#post1277765

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https://www.vn750.com/forum/35-new-m...roduction.html

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Someone here was looking for a gas cap. Perhaps you can help them out?

https://www.vn750.com/forum/17-sell-...ml#post1277765

And

https://www.vn750.com/forum/35-new-m...roduction.html
This tank doesn't have a cap. The sender and cap went on my 2005 tank I got off ebay to replace it.


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I would just toss it. I do collect parts, probably way too many. But I don't keep anything if it is completely worthless. Is that tank from a U.S. Vulcan? I don't remember ever seeing a Vulcan tank with graphics like that before.
1988 Vulcan. Here's someone else's video.



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