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Unread 10-08-2012, 03:07 PM   #1
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hello,
in an other post I have show to You my car;
i made this post to show my restoration;
at first, last week have I a problem: my engine doesnt in good condition;
I have found some bad things in fuel filter so it was an évidence for a problem with tank: the fuel sending unit was out with unsoldered pipe, so get water and so in tank;
I have made tank down and here the situation:
the tank is in quietly good situation, except some rust on a corner (view 1and 2)

the skid plate is a little bit in bader condition with rust (view 3)

the solution? a good painting with POR15 system and a treatment for the rust in the tank;
in France, there is a company specialist to restoration oldies vehicles
on the 4. view , the rust tank treatment with in left the solvent to solve old fuel, an acid to dissolve the rust ans at left the 2 components of resin (20 years of garantee);
today, half of the external paint is over and the 1. stage of internal treatment is made

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Unread 10-08-2012, 04:46 PM   #2
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I don't know about the price and availability of parts in France but in the USA, it is more practical to just replace a 20+ year old tank that it try and fix it.

As far as the skid plate goes, have it sandblasted and then powdercoated.
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Unread 10-08-2012, 08:21 PM   #3
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Do you still have the plastic liner that fits between the tank and skid plate? You need it.
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Unread 10-08-2012, 09:17 PM   #4
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Hey, and welcome to the forum.
Nice to see you repairing the tank instead of replacing it with unknown quality aftermarket.
I've used "kreem" quite a bit for fuel tank coating and preservation. It's a three step
The exterior of your tank looks to be living ok, the skid needs some care though. Try neutralizing the rust first, then spraying the por
Look forward to seeing more of your restorations.
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Unread 10-09-2012, 01:03 PM   #5
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Do you still have the plastic liner that fits between the tank and skid plate? You need it.
hello baldfatdad,
no problem for the palstic liner: I have it and in a god condition:
I have just clean it but it was not necessary to made a photo
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Unread 10-09-2012, 01:14 PM   #6
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Hey, and welcome to the forum.
Nice to see you repairing the tank instead of replacing it with unknown quality aftermarket.
I've used "kreem" quite a bit for fuel tank coating and preservation. It's a three step
The exterior of your tank looks to be living ok, the skid needs some care though. Try neutralizing the rust first, then spraying the por
Look forward to seeing more of your restorations.
Hello Fatman
thank you for Your answer;
it is easely to replace an old part with a new, but, in France, the parts are very expensive, so will I to retain the maximum of parts as possible;
I think that Your kreem is similar as my restom treatment;
the tank is really in good condition and the external rust is light and only on a corner
for the skid plates, I will remove the old paint and after por treatment that can be fine;
on the tank, under the black paint was painted in red, the following inscription: Jeep Renault CJ 7 diesel;

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Unread 10-09-2012, 01:25 PM   #7
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bonjour, Jacques,
Comment ca va?

that's the extent of my French, my man, no parlaiz Francais.......

wouldn't hurt to replace the sock filter on the fuel pickup and check the operation of the sending unit whilst you have the thing apart. I passivated my tank with phosphoric acid (it was full of water and mud) and then used POR 15 to seal it, replaced the filter and cleaned up the sending unit and painted the outside with a rattle can from Krylon and have experienced no trouble since.

au revoir
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Unread 10-09-2012, 01:58 PM   #8
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bonjour, Jacques,
Comment ca va?

that's the extent of my French, my man, no parlaiz Francais.......

wouldn't hurt to replace the sock filter on the fuel pickup and check the operation of the sending unit whilst you have the thing apart. I passivated my tank with phosphoric acid (it was full of water and mud) and then used POR 15 to seal it, replaced the filter and cleaned up the sending unit and painted the outside with a rattle can from Krylon and have experienced no trouble since.

au revoir
Hello jimdubose,
quite no problem for Your french: there is translate function and it is ok
(my english is not perfect also)
I have put my tank down, while my engine was not OK, and I have put down the fuel filter: it was a really "mayonnaise" in (fuel, water, rust and mud) so have I think to a tank problem, and I have found a sending unit completely out with pipes unwelded;
I have buy a new complete sendinf unit with filter to quadratec (very top service with good prices, also with french duties), and if all is down, it is better to restore to have no more problems, as You said;
the new sending unit is with a better quality as the old part;
I dont know what You have of rust tank treatment, but in France we have a specialized company they made product to restore old véhicles parts: Restom, and the products are very top (I have used them to restore and protect my 3 first old bikes successfull), and this is not a advertisment
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Unread 10-09-2012, 01:59 PM   #9
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bonjour, Jacques,
Comment ca va?

that's the extent of my French, my man, no parlaiz Francais.......

wouldn't hurt to replace the sock filter on the fuel pickup and check the operation of the sending unit whilst you have the thing apart. I passivated my tank with phosphoric acid (it was full of water and mud) and then used POR 15 to seal it, replaced the filter and cleaned up the sending unit and painted the outside with a rattle can from Krylon and have experienced no trouble since.

au revoir
Hello jimdubose,
quite no problem for Your french: there is translate function and it is ok
(my english is not perfect also)
I have put my tank down, while my engine was not OK, and I have put down the fuel filter: it was a really "mayonnaise" in (fuel, water, rust and mud) so have I think to a tank problem, and I have found a sending unit completely out with pipes unwelded;
I have buy a new complete sending unit with filter to quadratec (very top service with good prices, also with french duties), and if all is down, it is better to restore to have no more problems, as You said;
the new sending unit is with a better quality as the old part;
I dont know what You have of rust tank treatment, but in France we have a specialized company they made product to restore old véhicles parts: Restom, and the products are very top (I have used them to restore and protect my 3 first old bikes successfull), and this is not a advertisment
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Unread 10-15-2012, 10:22 AM   #10
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the work of the week end:
I have cleaned my tank in and out: the result on the image
You can see the rust zone in the corner and on the midle band, but that not very important;
today, I have put the resin in the tank and the lower half is painted with the first strate of POR15
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Unread 10-22-2012, 01:18 PM   #11
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Hello my friends,
here is the continuation of my job;
at first, the tank is finished (2 coat of POR 15 and a coat of chassis coat)
and my tank is better as original: it cannot come rust also in the tank!!!
OK the paint is not very well, while made with a brush, but I have no spray gun, but the emergency was to restore; better will be with the complete resto of the vehicle;
the next view is the view of the skid plate, and under an after the remove of the old coat of blackson, I have found the coat of paint made on a ... RUSTY steel: You dont be surprise if our car have any problems with rust

the last view is my job on a tow light kit: in europe, the system is other as in USA; the stop light is different as turn light and turn light is with orage colour;
I have bought also small orange light and put in the base of the light with the right electric connecting, also with the european adaptor
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Unread 11-01-2012, 03:37 PM   #12
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Any news;
the tank and the skid plate are painted, ready for the mounting;
I have prepared the body for the hitch mounting:
I do made a hole in the rear member (view 1);
so I have cleaning the inside of the frame and it was to much sand and acorn!!! but no rust, and that, that is a good news!!!
view 2: the dirtness of right and view 3 for left;
I have prepared the electrical for the hitch and cleaned the supports of the hitch: ready to paint
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Unread 11-02-2012, 11:13 AM   #13
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Looks like the tank came out nice.

I noticed your tail gate hinges are on upside down. The longer side bolts to the tailgate and the short side bolts to the tub. This is so the tailgate will be at the same level as the floor when opened. Right now your tailgate probably sits an inch or two high when opened.

Keep up the good work. It is cool to see CJ's being taken care of in other countries.
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Unread 11-02-2012, 12:39 PM   #14
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Looks like the tank came out nice.

I noticed your tail gate hinges are on upside down. The longer side bolts to the tailgate and the short side bolts to the tub. This is so the tailgate will be at the same level as the floor when opened. Right now your tailgate probably sits an inch or two high when opened.

Keep up the good work. It is cool to see CJ's being taken care of in other countries.
Thank you Coiz for Your encouragements (good word?)
Today, have y made any things: I have welded the begining of the electrical of the hitch: I want place a connecting in the car to protect of water and bad contacts;
I have paint also the support of hitch, and keep the rust out of the hoock
You will find here the view of the tank in the skid plate, ready for the mounting: the specialist will see a white part; it is just a piece of a can of winshield wash liquid; it is to protect the tank and this protection doesnt exist originaly; I dont want see rust again
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Unread 11-02-2012, 12:51 PM   #15
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Looking good! Keep it rollin' Jacques!
Nice to see more European's here. There are also a few France guys on the CJ section.

@Coiz: You have a sharp eye, I had to look twice at the hinges.
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