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« on: August 29, 2011, 11:13:18 PM »
Was wondering if anyone could help.  We have a 73 wagon that has some rust on the gas tank.  I have found a tank locally for sale, but its from a 79 wagon.  Does anyone know if a 79 wagon tank work on a 73 wagon.  I have been looking for a while and cant find one for a 73 wagon.  Any suggestions or help would be appreicaited.  Thanks.
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Re: wagon gas tank
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2011, 12:01:09 AM »
I believe they are different but i'm sure that someone who knows will answer that question.

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Re: wagon gas tank
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2011, 12:22:54 AM »
I know the fuel pickup/sender are different '71-'73, '74-'78 & '79-'80 so I assume the tanks have some changes as well. The sender holes are different sizes & placement as well.
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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2011, 04:48:47 PM »
Thanks,  I was just hoping and wishing that it would work, lol.  Its tough finding a tank for the older pintos.
 
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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2011, 12:49:22 PM »
Search "gas tank renu"  for a local dealer.  It is usually a radiator shop.
They clean out your gas tank, fix leaks, and coat the inside to prevent future rust.
 
I had it done on my 73 Pinto sedan.  It is a little pricey, but well worth it.
Now my fuel filter stays perfectly clean for months.   
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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2011, 01:24:52 PM »
Thanks
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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2011, 03:13:12 PM »
Eastwood Company has a DIY kit that cleans & seals the tank. I dont think it will seal more than pinholes but it does work.
 
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/POR-15-Fuel-Gas-Tank-Sealer-Repair-Kit-Por-15-/370543416047?pt=Motors_Automotive_Tools&hash=item56461bd2ef
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