1955 FLH left side gas tank leaking.

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1955 FLH left side gas tank leaking.

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Post by Redspanheads » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:25 pm

I have a 1955 FLH and the left side tank is leaking around a seem on the bottom. Also the tank was repaired (brazed) sometime in the past on the bottom as well. I assume due to rust pinholes. I would rather not go with the tank sealer method as it still has some old sealer in it and I don't like the stuff. Is there anyone out there that can repair the tank by welding new section on the bottom or something like that. It is original and has the hand shift bracket mounts on the side so would really love to keep it.

I would also consider another tank if it was original, with shift bracket mounts, etc.

Thanks, Craig



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Re: 1955 FLH left side gas tank leaking.

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Post by CC Rider » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:35 pm

Moyer Fuel Tank Renu in Greensburg, PA repairs all kinds of gas tanks.

I have no experience with them but was looking for the same thing for my '42 Flathead.

http://www.gas-tank.com/

http://www.gas-tank.com/bike.htm

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Re: 1955 FLH left side gas tank leaking.

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Post by Redspanheads » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:38 am

I'll have to call them. Anyone have a 55' left side tank kicking around? Anyone know what years are same as 55'?

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Re: 1955 FLH left side gas tank leaking.

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Post by RUBONE » Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:11 am

Only '55 and '56 are the same, however if you are just cutting a chunk out of the bottom of one, any '48-'64 hand or foot shift with serious upper damage would be a donor.

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Re: 1955 FLH left side gas tank leaking.

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Post by Redspanheads » Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:32 am

Good info Rubone, thanks!

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Re: 1955 FLH left side gas tank leaking.

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Post by Larry » Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:13 pm

Photos? How bad is the rust inside? The project sounds like it could turn into major work ($). I don't like sealers either, but sometimes it's the most sensible method.

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