63-65 Handshift Gas Tanks

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63-65 Handshift Gas Tanks

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Post by panz4ever » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:53 am

Looking to trade (or buy) OEM 63-65 tank shift gas tanks. Have OEM 51-53 footshift tanks in very good to excellent condition. No paint on outside, only primer. Insides are really clean. If it will help I will include the emblems, screws, gas shut-off rod. One emblem has "DL AULD"  (manufacturer name) on the back; can't find it on the other.

Either reply here or send me an email hd65flh@att.net

Thanks

Dave N



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Re: 63-65 Handshift Gas Tanks

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Post by panz4ever » Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:11 pm

Update on the request. When I pulled the tanks out of storage I noticed 2 things... paint, not primer and a welded tab on on of the mounts. It has been many years since I last looked at the tanks so I was going off memory only.

So off to the guy who does my powdercoating and have the paint removed.

This...

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To this...

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The entire hand shift section had been filled with bondo. Propane torch, stainless brush and some small pics cleaned the section up nicely.

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Re: 63-65 Handshift Gas Tanks

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Post by Andygears » Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:54 pm

Those tanks are beautiful! Since they’re hand shift will you run them or still want 63-65 style? Painted up with the emblems, in my opinion, those 51-53 tanks scream “Panhead” whatever year they’re on.

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Re: 63-65 Handshift Gas Tanks

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Post by panz4ever » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:23 pm

Andy I really like the emblem for this year tanks. Think they actually look more stylish than the 65 emblems.

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However, if I can score a set of correct 3-1/2 gallon hand shift tanks (hopefully via trade) then I will unload these.

But in the interim I intend to have these painted black.

Sure saves me a lot of headaches for now.

Dave

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