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71 with US slimline tank.Has strap across bottom.

I had leak at base of mounting tube, took it to a radiator repairer, they pressure tested and sealed it up using solder or lead type process.

I’d then refurbished tank by stripping those stupid paint liners inside, etching/de-rusting inside, and fully respraying. paint job was quickly wrecked by high octane fuel spilling out a cheap repro fuel cap after my original went flying off on a highway and was never seen again…
Hi, why did the fuel ruin the paint?
 

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Hi, why did the fuel ruin the paint?
Not sure if it was the type of paint or the high octane fuel or a combo of both. My mate who’s a surfboard shaper sprayed it for me. I didn’t go for a superb paint job, it was a pretty quick one (tank was terrible and primer grey/bog before do anything was an improvement)… some pics in my members thread in signature
 

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hey

just so more information is here for people in the future, my april 1972 T120RVDG . . . has the strap
 
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