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Aluminum tank dents - repairable?

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Seems so don't it.



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Apparently Det cord is your friend for some things. 



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Get a grip of this.


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The problem with aluminum tanks are they get dented and each dent is stretched metal. It don't agree with unstretching. This is why body shops are replacing dented pieces on the new Ford pickup instead of repairing.



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Alumitank, the only way. Been there.

Unless you have skills and equipment it will be a long, drawn out job to try to fix.

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Bruce Ohnstad (12/7/2020)
Dyke's Auto Encyclopedia from the early 1900s advised putting 5 to 10 psi in the tank and tapping along the edges.  If there's no sharp creases that might be worth a try.  I've removed dents from 5 gallon cans somewhat, it would be worth the try.

Bruce

I'd fill the tank 95% water, charge it with 30-40 psi air and beat around the edges. No surprises with just a little air volume. 
40 psi on a 10 x 5" dent is 2000 pounds of force.



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wayne graham (12/5/2020)
Alumi Tank. I bought a set for my A model and a set for my 379 pete. Hands down the best way to go.


Would love to do that.  They show up perfect and there is no drama. 


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Dyke's Auto Encyclopedia from the early 1900s advised putting 5 to 10 psi in the tank and tapping along the edges.  If there's no sharp creases that might be worth a try.  I've removed dents from 5 gallon cans somewhat, it would be worth the try.

Bruce
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Kevin,  I understand the shoe string restoration.   When I gave up teaching, I lost my extra restoration money and shop privileges. I'm now on a shoestring budget and a cardboard creeper.

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Alumi Tank. I bought a set for my A model and a set for my 379 pete. Hands down the best way to go.



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