Answer: Sure. Don’t fill it more than half way. Actually, I recently had exactly the same situation with a 1950 Ford Woody. My local shop could not repair the tank and there are no reproductions available. Someone recommended I give Gas Tank ReNu (www.gastankrenu.com) a try. They stripped the tank to bare metal both inside and out. Then they repaired the leak by welding in patches. Finally, they coated the tank both inside and outside with their own patented product. They did a fantastic job and the best part is that they give a lifetime warranty, although I’m not sure whose lifetime they are referring to
My tank came out great, although there are some drawbacks to the process. First, you have to ship the tank to one of their facilities. Second, the repair can be expensive. My tank repair cost almost $500.00. Third, the tank is returned to you with a non-original appearing black coating on the exterior, which will be a problem if you intend to have your car judged at the highest levels.
Still, if you have a car for which no replacement gas tank is available, it’s nice to know that you have an option.
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