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  • Gas tank welt - 29 Tudor

    When installing the welt around the gas tank, should I use any adhesive or sealer, or is the pressure provided by all the small bolts around the tank and cowl enough to keep the rain out?

  • #2
    I never used sealer, and think it might cause problems if you need to remove or paint the tank.

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    • #3
      Same here that would make a mess. These cars were water resistant not waterproof
      2 1930 Tudors

      Henry Ford said
      "It's all nuts and bolts"


      Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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      • #4
        I agree with Tom and Mitch...If you make your "cuts" right...the Anti-squeak material should slip into the area just fine...Just make sure you are pulling the the strip as close to the mating surface as possible.

        Pluck

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        • #5
          make your cuts, do not cut all the way to the bead. Staple on some pull strips of cloth that hang inside, remove them later.
          It really is a two-man job, if possible. I have done them myself, but it is a bear

          I have a touring and take water in a few places, mostly at the windshield corners, in heavy rain, but never had any come in at the tank
          Last edited by tbirdtbird; 11-06-2018, 09:07 AM.

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          • Mitch
            Mitch commented
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            Like Dave said!!!
            The Les Andrews red book shows this pretty clearly. ((cutting and stapling strips))

        • #6
          Thanks, all! A great place to get the details from those who know!

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          • #7
            If there are any gaps in a car that need to be filled to keep out dirt, water, or exhaust fumes, then GB makes a gray putty like dum-dum, which is good for filling spaces. I just bought some to fill holes in the A post on my 1999 Olds, where water had been leaking in for the past 12 years. I found it in the electrical section of Menards lumber yard. GB stands for Gardner Bender.

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            • jordanka16
              jordanka16 commented
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              I need some of that, I have a couple light leaks in my car.

            • BNCHIEF
              BNCHIEF commented
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              Stands for great bend where I live, just kidding Tom.

          • #8
            yep, electricians use the stuff all the time where the service cable enters your meter trough
            https://www.homedepot.com/p/Gardner-...-110/100212441

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