Fuel tanks

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Gordon_M
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Fuel tanks

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Just dug these two tanks out of my parts department. Both are solid on top, with some damage and rust below - the one that is less damaged actually has some rust through, but nothing that couldn't be fixed.

I think they both came in with mixed half ton WC and VC stuff - anyone recognise them? I think the short filler unit may be an original VC tank and the longer one a half ton WC tank but not sure.

I vaguely remember an image on here of an original VC tank and I think it was more rounded - more of a car shaped fuel tank.

I'm not looking to sell either for now - just to identify them.
Gordon, in Scotland

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Re: Fuel tanks

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Hi Gordan
the top one is VC.
You can see on Leonards web site. other than the vent tube being shorter it is the same.
the tank on my VC5 has a short vent tube.
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Re: Fuel tanks

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Hello Gordon,

The top one is certainly VC, we have the same one on our VC3 but sadly it is beyond repair :thumbdown:
The material is just like cardboard with a lot of holes ( Swiss Cheese :lol: )
I enclose some links to the pics:

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/o ... directlink

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/6 ... directlink

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/F ... directlink

Still looking for a good one or one that we can rebuild, any help welcome !!!

Thanks

Eric and Niek
Eric

'42 WC53; '41 WC43;'43 D15; '43 WC56;
'44 WC54; '41 panel; '39 D12; '40 VC3
'44 GPW ;'44 Converto ;

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Re: Fuel tanks

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Thanks chaps.

I can see a few repair to the tank too, and the odd hole, so not sure it would clean up a lot better than yours. If I didn't have another VC chassis sitting here I'd part with it, but ....

See you sometime reasonably soon for those bits.
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Re: Fuel tanks

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I looks like you have a VC fuel tank there to me Gordon. I'm hoping to salvage the fuel tank from the parts truck Leonard and I picked up for my VC5. I pulled the tank out over the weekend and it has some rot through on the bottom but I think it's salvageable.

Ernie

Below is the fuel tank from my VC1. It's a little dented on the bottom but it hold fuel.

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