Fuel Tank Options 68 Wildcat Conv

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  1. bostoncat68

    bostoncat68 Platinum Level Contributor

    All -- I could use some guidance. I'm tracking down a fuel leak and suspect the tank (removal will confirm). I know there are reasonable sealant options (POR 15 etc) but I have also considered a fresh start. 1) has anyone found a brand that fits properly, looks OEM and is not paper thin? 2) I assume a pro refresh is $300 plus? 3) is this the same tank as a 68 LeSabre? Thanks!!
  2. JoeBlog

    JoeBlog Platinum Level Contributor

    I looked all over the place when I had my 'Cat torn down and wanted a new tank. Nobody had one. I made the decision to clean it out and keep it. Unless you're comfortable with putting in a fuel cell, I don't know of any replacement OEM/NOS units out there. At least the repair options are somewhat viable.
  3. bostoncat68

    bostoncat68 Platinum Level Contributor

    Joe -- much appreciated.
  4. staged70

    staged70 RIP

    I know they suck but try desert valley Auto Parts in Az they may have what you need to save this rare cat!
  5. kiwidave

    kiwidave Well-Known Member

    Damn......wish i had known they were unobtanium...a couple years ago when I turned up 800 miles from home to tyrekick the one I now own, i was told it was now dedicated LPG. The LPG tank is in the boot, uh, trunk.

    The seller pointed to the skip outside his workshop and said: ''Original fuel tank in there if you wanna take it away for free...''

    ''Nah,'' I said, ''I'll never need it with petrol at $6 a gallon, but LPG at $2.50 a gallon...... ''

    It was rusty and dinged a bit, and it went to the garbage dump.
  6. staged70

    staged70 RIP

    Another thought it isn't original but consider a fuel cell hide it inside the shell of the old tank? Also I wonder if the tank from a Big Chevy might work they probably make those.

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