Beverly Hillbillies

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Re: Beverly Hillbillies

Unread post by m3a1 » April 15th, 2021, 8:51 pm

Ah HAH!

Beverly HIllbillies, Part Deux, anyone?

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Unread post by fowlercal » April 15th, 2021, 9:34 pm

TJ ,

Yes, keep it going. Some interesting projects show up. Can you tell me, (and the Audience) your dealings with Gas Tank Renu, the one in Wallis, Texas. I’ve seen their website, but it does not have much info on how they coat the tank. Do they cut open the tank and blast it, or just clean and coat the tank?
Ready for Part Deux.

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Unread post by m3a1 » April 16th, 2021, 12:56 am

Yes, they did the tank in my 1942 International M3-4 which was a very simple tank, shaped like a shoebox. The process involves cutting open the tank and sandblasting the interior. When the tank is cleaned they weld it up, coat it in liquid PVC inside and out and bake it in an oven. If the tank has pinholes, the PVC simply bonds through to the other side of the tank as it solidifies.

The result is a PVC tank with a metal framework inside (your original tank). IMHO, that's a tank that will last at least OUR lifetime and probably longer.

The drawback is the coating will not look exactly the same as your original tank's finish and as we all know, the M151 tank is all too visible. So RENU may not be for everyone. I will state plainly, I was all too happy to have my International's tank completely hidden beneath the seat!

I recently called them and asked them for a bid to do the tank for my deuce. The cost was as much as a new tank so I felt that was out of my reach. Might just as well cut her open, blast it myself and refinish it with a good quality sealer.

If you are looking for a tank, I have a NOS emissions tank that needs a new home! :wink:

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Unread post by Surveyor » April 16th, 2021, 8:56 am

Yep... I'm having issues seeing the images as well. On a side note, I found another halftrack in Texas for sale. :-)

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Unread post by rickf » April 16th, 2021, 10:39 am

Love the turbo that is actually hooked up to the exhaust. Just about ten times bigger than possible to use and not plumbed to the carb or an oil supply so if the impeller turns at all it won't turn for long.
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Unread post by m3a1 » April 16th, 2021, 12:50 pm

For more automotive goodness, please visit Beverly Hillbillies, Part Deux!

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Unread post by Elvis Presley » May 10th, 2021, 11:18 pm

Thanks for sharing !!! It's cool to see people out there doing stuff and enjoying the ride!

Have a nice day!
1966 M151A1 ___All matching '44 M1 Garand
1951 H&R M1 Garland__1966 Fairlane GTA
1973 Torino wagon_____1942 03A3 - Unissued
1939 Unissued 1903____1944 M1 Inland Carbine
1966 M-16____________1943 1911A1
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