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Old 06-19-2016, 06:36:41 PM
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After the sudden discovery that the fuel tank on my Busy Boy is completely rotten in the bottom, can anyone suggest anyone who makes reproduction ones with the embossed name in the top?
There was a guy here in the UK, but from what I've seen, his tanks are pretty rough and the only ones I can find in the US are the plain ones on eBay, with squared ends. They look to be well made, and I know very early Associated's had plain tanks, but it would be nice to keep the embossed top for mine.
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Old 06-19-2016, 07:55:45 PM
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John Wanat, bottom left on sponsor page has them. Got one, nice tank.
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I de soldered mine at the joint and using a ball peen hammer and a lot of patience I hammered a bottom out of heavy sheet metal.
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Thanks for the replies,
I looked at John Wanats ad on here, I hav'nt tried to contact him yet, but reading elsewhere on here it seems he runs a large farming company and can be difficult to get hold of during the season, and I'm needing a tank pretty quick for some shows this year.
I am taking it to a local tinsmith tomorrow to see if he can somehow put a new bottom in it, so we'll see what he says, and also thought of making a new bottom myself and sealing all round with JB weld or similar, otherwise it might have to be one of the unstamped ones from eBay. We'll see what the tinbasher says!
Thanks again.
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Give John Wanat a call, you will be happy you did.
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Call John I would bet he has them on hand to ship immediately.
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John is the guy to get your tank from as you won't be disappointed with it, as they are far better than what you'll get here in the U.K
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J. B. Weld tends to desinigrate in gasoline after a while. I know I did overkill, but I didnt want the outlet pipe to break loose if I got to heavey handed with a wrench on a fitting, so I silver soldered the whole thing. I then used redcote tank sealer in case I had any pin holes. No problems so far.
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Default Re: Associated Fuel Tank

Thanks again for all your replies and for recommending John Wanat.
I've left the tank with our local tinsmith, he thinks he should be able to put a new lower half into it as long as the upper half is solid enough to solder to, so we'll see how he gets on.
If it turns out to be a write-off then I'll certainly look at contacting John for a new one, as Benz says, they look to be far better than the ones available in the UK.

Thank s again and I'll keep you all posted on progress.
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number?????
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As stated, he's on the sponsers page
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