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RyanD1981
03-22-2011, 05:16 PM
I need to find a shop to make some items for my Mercedes 190Dc. I'm in north valley. What I need most is a new fuel tank. So anyone who knows a good shop, let me know. If you own or work in that shop, I need an estimate, both of time and money. I would prefer drop the old tank off, because I have to do some work in that area of the car, anyways. I'm flexible, though.

JD Night Fox
03-22-2011, 05:19 PM
I think there's a Mercedes shop that can do stuff for the old ones. There's one I know of that does it for old Porsche vehicles (Anywhere from 1950's to 2000's models) And that's a German company, so why not Mercedes too?

I don't know for sure though. I think there was one...

Howyadoin
03-22-2011, 05:51 PM
You want someone to fab a new fuel tank for an older Mercedes??? Is it a race car and you need a cell? Sorry, I'm just a little confused.

RyanD1981
03-22-2011, 07:45 PM
You want someone to fab a new fuel tank for an older Mercedes??? Is it a race car and you need a cell? Sorry, I'm just a little confused.

In answer to the first, yes. In answer to the second, no. The current fuel tank is dented and rusty. I don't know where to find one, and to have one fabbed up would probably be less than finding a new one, and it won't have any rust.

Howyadoin
03-22-2011, 08:25 PM
I'd contact Paul at Bentfab personally...I believe his username is bentfab1 on this board...he's done many fuel cells and does great work. .02

NVRSTUKTJ
03-23-2011, 08:06 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/89-90-91-92-93-1992-MERCEDES-190-FUEL-TANK_W0QQitemZ280588987023QQcmdZViewItem?rvr_id=22 0167605588&adtype=pla&itemid=280588987023

behemothxj
03-23-2011, 10:04 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/89-90-91-92-93-1992-MERCEDES-190-FUEL-TANK_W0QQitemZ280588987023QQcmdZViewItem?rvr_id=22 0167605588&adtype=pla&itemid=280588987023

Hahaha!!!! Somebody just got PWNED!!!! Hahaha!!!

Nick Ricci
03-23-2011, 10:40 AM
Lol

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Howyadoin
03-23-2011, 11:02 AM
Ummmm...I think the OP has a diesel according to the model number he listed...I'd assume a different tank. So, who got pwned?:laugh2:

behemothxj
03-23-2011, 11:29 AM
Pwned backfire!!! It is too diffucult to type right now with egg on my face. Haha!!!

perrib
03-23-2011, 09:17 PM
There are two Mercedes junkyards in Phoenix Tri Star 602-261-1481 and All Mercedes 602-268-9109. All Meredes should have it but they are a strange bunch only take the $ they quote you on the phone often when you get the part they always try to tell you a different price.

RyanD1981
03-23-2011, 10:14 PM
I didn't realize until today that I neglected to state the year. It is a '65 and it is a diesel. The idea of keeping it all original vanished with the realization I have to replace the passenger floorboards.

mysunnshine
03-25-2011, 04:47 PM
What price range are you expecting to have a custom tank built? I have built quite a few myself but I'll tell you now it's not cheap. There is a lot of time to fab a tank and TIG weld all of it......

RyanD1981
03-26-2011, 04:01 PM
What price range are you expecting to have a custom tank built? I have built quite a few myself but I'll tell you now it's not cheap. There is a lot of time to fab a tank and TIG weld all of it......

Any price above free is going to make the Scots part of my heart stop for a few beats. I understand it may not be cheap, but it needs to be done sooner or later, and it will likely cost the same.

perrib
03-27-2011, 02:45 PM
Did either of the junkyards have one? They both do not scrap cars very often so they have old ones. It might be easier just to fix the dents if they are reducing capacity, bead blast the tank exterior and solder any pin holes or potential pinholes. The inside since it holds diesel should be in good shape.

mysunnshine
03-28-2011, 08:06 PM
Any price above free is going to make the Scots part of my heart stop for a few beats. I understand it may not be cheap, but it needs to be done sooner or later, and it will likely cost the same.

Seroiusly....How much are you planning on spending? $500 $800 $2000?

Here are a pair of pics of the last tank I built for an early Ford truck.....

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/mysunnshine/Stuff/fuel_tank_1.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/mysunnshine/Stuff/fuel_tank_2.jpg

RyanD1981
06-24-2011, 01:38 PM
Seroiusly....How much are you planning on spending? $500 $800 $2000?



Apologies for the long reply. The tank itself is only 13.5 gallons in capacity, if that gives you an idea. Next month, I'm going to start removing things to get to restoration/preservation/'what needs to be done'. I can bring the old tank in at that time and we can talk either custom fab, or restoration. Either way, the resulting tank will need corrosion resistance, both inside and out. I'd *like* to spend less than 500, but if it costs more, it costs more. There is also the option I might bring in a tank off a similar car to be worked on, and then just swap that one in. I have to take some measurements first, though.

LO PHAT
06-24-2011, 01:50 PM
Mmmmmm ... pretty! :cool:


[QUOTE=mysunnshine;686579]http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a300/mysunnshine/Stuff/fuel_tank_1.jpg[QUOTE]