Re: F/GLASS TANK
Posted by geoff the bonnie
on September 7, 2021, 10:14 pm, in reply to "Re: F/GLASS TANK
I had my Spitfire glass tank took apart and relined with fibreglass used in RIB fuel tanks which is supposed to last 20 odd years That was about 10 years ago and was done by an expert boat tank builder. The cost would have been a lot more than a new steel tank as the work took 8 hours. I was fortunate to have it done for 100 pounds as it was an experiment by the business owner to see if he could do it. I would go with Mike and buy the steel one as you will certainly pay a lot for a fibreglass liner.
My old tank internals were just completely porous. It had become so coarse, it look like a bramble bush inside. This year, a few bubbles have appeared on the top surface of the old glass so i will be repairing this. It still has no leaks at all though.
I bought the bike at 2300 pounds in 2008 and the cost to make it roadworthy and run was 700 pounds back then. Tyres, cables, carbs and a few odds and ends. At that time, no one was repairing tanks and none were being made. Better times now and if mine failed, i would buy a steel or alloy one from India.
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