Good Morning all, I think It's probably safe to say many of us have been faced with a rusted crapped out but salvageable ( in some cases) original fuel tank. And mine was no exception to this problem.
As some of you know I am new to Opel's as well as this forum, purchasing my first Opel a few months ago. Finding and joining all of you has been a real blessing and has been a great place to educate myself ( Thank You All).
The first thing among other things noticed was the rust in the see through fuel filter installed near the fuel tank. after just a few weeks of having my Opel I started smelling fuel every time I went into the garage but didn't see fuel any where.
I spoke with a lot of local shops and searched for a fuel tank to replace mine and couldn't find anyone to repair my tank and no tanks were available except for in Germany which I was told they vacation the month of August. So what now? I found A company called Eastwood and there fuel tank cleaner,etcher & sealer kit. OK All I can do is try. So I pulled the tank out and found this tank had been opened and repaired to some extend in the past and also found my problems as to me smelling fuel. So I read the instructions and thought who in there right mind is going to stand here and hold this tank and roll it around etc. etc. to complete this process which is time consuming and some what of a back killer. So I built a stand on wheels that would allow me to move it where ever I need it and spin,roll or shake it in any direction I want. I must say it worked perfect and allowed me to set it in any orientation as well. So i got the job done and my friends were more impressed with this fuel tank gyro rejuvenation tool than the completed rejuvenated tank. They told me I should share this with the Opel community. So here we are.(pics below). Now that I'm finished what to do with gyro tool? disassemble and hope I can reuse the wood and materials for something else? Doubt it. Throw it away? Sell it? There has to be something I can use this for, but what?