Fuel Tanks


18-08 Tanks Finished!! Right Tank Baffle

The tanks are finished! No more Proseal for a while, what a shame! I say “a while”, because I’m sure I’ll need some more somewhere before the build is complete. We fitted the right rear…


18-08 Left Tank Baffle

Well, we’ve gone and done it … installed the baffle on the back of the left tank. All a bit of the unknown, since you can’t inspect much of the sealant on the inside joints…


18-07 Fuel Sender Final Fitting

When fitting the fuel senders Vans suggests you leave a 1/32″ bed of sealant under the sender flange to allow a knife access should it ever need to be removed in the future. I couldn’t…


18-06 Inboard Tank Rib Nutplates

Attaching Nutplates. Unusual for this tank marathon … a simple little job! I had made sure Proseal was not impinging on Nutplates locations … I did this by molding the sealant with a finger when…


18-06 Attach Brackets & Inboard Rib

Attach Bracket More masking to keep that Proseal under control! After smoothing out the layer of sealant on the Attach Bracket flanges, we laid down a bead on the bottom edge, so as to form…


18-05 Yet Again! Right Tank Progress

Right Tank Ribs Well, here we are trying to remain cheerful in the face of Proseal adversity! Tim is holding a pot of MEK, and I’m keeping well out of it : ) As long…


18-07 Adjusting Fuel Sender Wires

Left Tank As explained in 18-07 Sender Float Wire I altered the size of the wires very slightly from the manual template to prevent the floats hitting the adjacent rib at half travel. The wires…


18-06 Bulkhead Union

I had a little time available between work trips away, so I decided to assemble and Proseal the Bulkhead Unions on the root ribs. The manual suggests you do this after rib installation, probably to…


18-07 Sender Float Wire

Having read on the Vans Forum that the float wire sizes in the manual on page 18-10 may not be correct, I made a card template and did a trial fit. As you can see…