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New fuel tank

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So my aluminum fuel tank is suffering from the good old methanol blues. I had it made when I was in Florida and the corrosion started there. Back here in Colorado it's not so bad, but still enough that I'm going to swap it out just to prevent issues in the future. I'm going to build a new one from stainless, but having trouble deciding on what thickness to use. I've measured .075, .063, and .050, and it seems the .050 is what I'm wanting. It's still decent enough thickness to hold up well, but not so thick that my tank will weight a million pounds.

What thickness would you use to build a tank if you were doing it? Keep in mind, it's triangular shaped, fits behind my seat, and holds approx 7 gallons.
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Re: New fuel tank

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Build aluminum, hard coat anodize. Dun.
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Re: New fuel tank

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Did aluminum, wasn't able to find anybody that would/could hard coat it. Issue was getting electrode into the tank. I was told by everybody I talked to that they couldn't guarantee complete coverage inside the tank where it needs it the most. Out of almost 20 different places I called, only one said they would attempt it. Stainless solves all those problems....without the hassle....and doing it in aluminum again and getting the anodizing done will cost more than doing it in stainless.....so no, not going aluminum again...
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