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    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
      1~1931 Tudor ~ Dad
      2~1930 Tudor's ~ Lucy & Paul


      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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            • #9
              For my '30 coupe, I just purchased some new cowl welting w/the 1/8" bead and have loose fit it around the tank after making the cuts around the corners. Good suggestion...thank you. Do any of you have the problem with the bead of the welt not laying flat, even after bolting the mating surfaces together but not in the car. My bead seems to have a "set" from being rolled up so long and it doesn't lay flat between the two surfaces. I may try warming it a bit before installing but it could return back to its original shape. Any thoughts would be appreciated -

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              • #10
                I always use the tank welting from Roy N.. (fordbolts.com) It’s the most authentic available and lays in nicely. It’s more like a material compared to a vinyl or plastic look
                1~1931 Tudor ~ Dad
                2~1930 Tudor's ~ Lucy & Paul


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


                Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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