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Did you call Dorman like I suggested or not?
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I called them and they do NOT offer one for a 4WS model.

So, why do you need one? Is yours beyond repair? How badly damaged is it?

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I contacted Dorman before I even posted this thread.



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So, why do you need one? Is yours beyond repair? How badly damaged is it?
Enough that it leaks a gallon or so out every 2 days. Its a rusted tank from another car previously. After my crash, there's 2 more holes that were cracked in it.
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Try these guys

Gas Tank Renu-USA‎ - more info
3075 4th Ave E, Shakopee, MN
(952) 937-0557‎

I called them and they can fix stuff that you would think is ready for the junk yard.

OR there is also:

Wallace Radiator & Gas Tank Repair - more info
4807 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN
(763) 572-8131‎

And also:
Carburetion & Turbo Systems‎ - more info
1897 Eagle Creek Blvd, Shakopee, MN
(952) 445-3910‎
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Someone on our local site also just suggested the Renu place also, so if this tank Im looking at falls thru, Ill be giving them a call. They also look pricey, but cheaper than getting a new tank Im sure...
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Someone on our local site also just suggested the Renu place also, so if this tank Im looking at falls thru, Ill be giving them a call. They also look pricey, but cheaper than getting a new tank Im sure...
Well... they are a national franchise/chain so they may be a little more. Try those other 2 places I suggested.
Radiator shops alot of times will repair gas tanks, but the trick is finding someone that can do the recoating on the inside. Gas tanks have this teflonny slimy looking coating on the inside. Otherwise I think the gas would eat or evaporate right thru the metal. Im no gas tank expert but if its THIS hard to find one, I suggest you get yours fixed because a fixed one will be better than 1 from a junk yard espeically up in Northern Rust Land where you are.

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Well what Im contemplating is to pick up this other tank, and have it re-coated before I put it on the car. Would save a lot of downtime.
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I dunno, up here in the "great white north" these fuel tanks rust pretty badly. Most get to the point where they are not repairable. Most all cars nearing 20 years old up here, that are still on the road, are on their 2nd plus gas tank.

I would look at patching a rusty tank only as a complete last resort. Perhaps you can source one from down south somewhere which might be in better condition?
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I once sold a 4ws tank (new) for 130 since i needed cash. I paid less than that. It was an ebay mistake. I sure wish i could find another for that price.

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id be tempted to sell you mine, if i built a good fuel cell setup.
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I did end up picking up the other tank back then, but it leaks at the seam in one corner But at leats now I can have 1/2tank of gas, and not ZERO gas.


I should get my old tank re-done once I get some extra cash/ I did find one for sale that was new, but it was $600
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How about taking out your tank and building yourself a dual-tanked fuel cell?

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Too much work. And Im not sure how Id hook up the wiring for activating the transfer pump on the other section of the fuel cell.
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