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1977 Pinto Gas Tank Question - Help!
« on: May 21, 2018, 03:37:40 PM »
I recently picked up a 1977 Pinto Wagon. The Gas Tank is beyond repair. Most/All of the tanks that I see for sale on D'Bay are show for being for up to a 76. Question 1, would one of those fit? Question 2, Would the regular Hatchback Pinto Tank fit the Wagon or no?

Also, if anyone out there has a tank that will fit, I'm interested. Any help with my questions would be much appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: 1977 Pinto Gas Tank Question - Help!
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2018, 03:30:05 AM »
It HAS to be a wagon tank unfortunately.

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Re: 1977 Pinto Gas Tank Question - Help!
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2018, 08:20:28 AM »
I might have a good one in my Pinto parts storage shed , had to dig it out this weekend and look , is yours full of pin holes or just rusty inside ???
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Re: 1977 Pinto Gas Tank Question - Help!
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2018, 01:42:22 AM »
The tank is pretty badly rusted. I believe it to be beyond repair.

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Re: 1977 Pinto Gas Tank Question - Help!
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2018, 09:10:22 AM »
if its just rusty it can be saved if you take the time to do it , one the fuel sending unit is toast also but still can be brought new , the way I cleaned the rust out of my tank was remove tank from car and wash out with diesel , next is to find a old bareque pit motor and rig it up to hold the tank to it , next is to go to a pet store and get two large bags of fish tank gravel and pour into tank , fill with a gallon of water and plug up tank , turn on motor and run for 8 hours or more , wash out the remains of rust and gravel , inside of tank should be very shinny , if you have a few very small pin holes no problem , next buy some sloushing compound for motorcycle tanks , it seals the inside of tank , it must be dry before you pour it into tank and sloush it around and drain and dry ,and repeat , tank should be good to go , done it a few times over the years and its works , hope this helps , later Blaine
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Re: 1977 Pinto Gas Tank Question - Help!
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2018, 08:21:15 PM »
In 1984 I used fiberglass mat and resin to coat the underside of a wagon tank up to and over the mid-section.  It was full of pinholes.  It never leaked a drop and sent it to the junkyard in 1989. 

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Re: 1977 Pinto Gas Tank Question - Help!
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2018, 02:17:12 PM »
Gas back then probably didn't have alcohol in it though. Boaters with fiberglass fuel tanks have complained about ethanol damaging their tanks since E10 widely replaced MTBE.
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Re: 1977 Pinto Gas Tank Question - Help!
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2018, 07:02:49 AM »
My tank in my wagon was bad also. I sent it to Moyer gas tank repair in P.A    The welded new panel on top and sealed inside and out.  A Little pricey but did a great job.


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