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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 07-26-2012, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
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Tanks from India?

Anyone have any experience with these tanks from India? I'm wondering if it's worth purchasing rather than repairing, cleaning and stripping mine. Thanks.

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The fact that the demo tank pictured is covered in crusted rust might just be a clue.

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If your tank is pretty well shot, get yourself a previously enjoyed one on eBay and have it sprayed by a professional.




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I acquired an India-made tank with my '73 TR7 and it leaked within 200 miles. Bob
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The fact that the demo tank pictured is covered in crusted rust might just be a clue.
It is troubling.

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If your tank is pretty well shot, get yourself a previously enjoyed one on eBay and have it sprayed by a professional.

I've had bad luck from used tanks on ebay as well as from buying on the "For Sale-Parts" on this forum.

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I acquired an India-made tank with my '73 TR7 and it leaked within 200 miles. Bob
. Now that's a game changer. Is that the chrome tank, Bob?

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Are the Chinese doing OIF gas tanks? I've got a Unit gas tank, the fit and finish are remarkably good.

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Are the Chinese doing OIF gas tanks? I've got a Unit gas tank, the fit and finish are remarkably good.
I can only find two companies in India. Both about the same price.
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I got a TSX tank from India- seems to be OK. No rust.
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I got a TSX tank from India- seems to be OK. No rust.
That's encouraging. I think I may gamble.
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