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    Posted: 18 Apr. 2019 at 4:57pm
So I'm down to retiring the fuel tank on the Empire tractor. The ends of the tank were pretty decent, the rest of it was scrap. So I bent up some sheet metal and am going to solder the tank back together like it was originally.

I have not soldered sheet metal in probably 30 years. Does anyone do this that can offer some advice?
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Once soldered there are epoxy coatings that can be applied to both seal and protect it from the inside. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bob3b Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Apr. 2019 at 10:03am
I was considering that as well.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bob3b Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Apr. 2019 at 2:07pm
It's done...have to check it for leaks and fix any up that I find.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mbullism Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Apr. 2019 at 2:12pm
So how was it?
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   Nice Work !

   Did you use a soldering iron or small torch ?
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as for coatings I like Caswell for my vintage cycles that need it.  However if the metal is good I never worry about it
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