Petrol tank bolts

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  1. kenny james

    kenny james Registered Capri Power Member

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    Hi Folks,
    I ended up removing Charlie’s petrol tank so that I could modify the filler pipe. I though all I would need to do was cut and re weld the fuel pipe. Not quite the case, it’s two pipes one inside the other. There’s a bend in the pipe so they don’t separate however I managed to get both pipes welded and the welds are water tight.

    I cut the bolts that hold the straps, it seemed a good idea at the time, has anyone welded these? I thought it may be as simple as welding a bolt to 90 the degree bend at the top of the original fixing.

    I am in the middle of cleaning the tank then painting and refitting. Seemed a shame not to clean the floor so I will rust treat and paint the underside of the boot floor prior to refitting. I will update the build thread when I get the fuel filler sorted - still waiting for pipe bends.

    Kenny
     
  2. Clockwork Orange

    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    go into the likes of B&Q / Homebase / toolstation etc
    .. roofing bolts .. J bolts .. M8 thread.. or even a standard coach bolt .. but this time use a SS nyloc nut.. dead easy
     
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    2.8jonny Registered Capri Power Member

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    Second that, I bent coach bolts in the vice with good results.
    Jonny
     
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    Finn Registered Capri Power Member

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    Easy fix! Finn.
     
  5. kenny james

    kenny james Registered Capri Power Member

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    F134FD84-F2CA-4EE7-BC43-335B415A647E.jpeg Used the existing bolts and ground to a point, also ground a new bolt to a point and welded the two together. Not perfect but should work.
     
  6. Clockwork Orange

    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    way over thinking .. get a standard roofing bolt and twist the head over.. so much less effort - and time
     
  7. atomic4

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    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    SIDEWAYS 3.0 GHIA Registered Capri Power Member

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    I have used cable ties, only because everything is going to be detailed.
    I wire brushed then soaked mine in old oil, 24 hours later both intact and removed, if they had snapped, coach bolts, roofing bolts etc would have been on my list, the prices people charge, it's like the Lotus Cortina brigade, as soon as you mention Lotus the price quadruples.
     

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