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Sandy
03-02-2016, 09:50 PM
Could someone offer guidance on a supplier for a fuel tank for a 1974 18' classic? Seems to me some of the followers here have had tanks made in Florida but the information on who did them is lost on me. Any good advise? Thanks, Sandy:bonk:

gcarter
03-03-2016, 08:36 AM
Yes, I used Best Fab in Bartow.
http://www.bestfab.com/contact.html
I found them to reasonably priced and very helpful.
Please ask for "Coal Tar Epoxy" coating on the tank.

Here's a 41 gallon tank dwg. for an 18, or a Minx.
This dwg. was from RDS who has priced themselves
out of the market.

8394983949

Sandy
03-03-2016, 09:30 PM
George, thank you I will contact them as suggested.:) Sandy

f_inscreenname
03-04-2016, 12:16 AM
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b264/f_inscreenname/6_4.jpg

Biggest tank that would fit in the original spot without alterations.

Kirbyvv
03-11-2016, 12:25 PM
I used Florida Marine Tanks (FMT). They were the original makers of the 25 gallon tank in my '78 X18. They still had the original design drawings. Very good to work with too.

f_inscreenname
03-11-2016, 08:34 PM
I used Florida Marine Tanks (FMT). They were the original makers of the 25 gallon tank in my '78 X18. They still had the original design drawings. Very good to work with too.

Mine is 28 gal and they should also have its design in stock. :yes:

Sandy
03-14-2016, 09:34 PM
Thanks for the replies....looks like I'll wait until we get it opened up to see what size the existing tank is the prior owner was not sure of the capacity.

gcarter
03-14-2016, 09:52 PM
Sandy, if you do have a small tank and would like to increase it to 42 gallons,
here's a thread about doing just that on an early 18.
http://www.donzi.net/forums/showthread.php?49388-vonkamp-s-Barrel-Back-18

Sandy
03-20-2016, 10:37 AM
George, once again thank you for your valued input....won't be long and we'll know what is hiding under that deck!

cadillacboats
04-05-2016, 11:15 PM
I just used TNT in Ft. Pierce, FL. Nice to work with and had mine powder coated for an extra $60,00. I did give them my old tank for a pattern. Mine is a Hornet. Hope that helps, Cadillac