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Sympathetic petrol tank repair

Posted by nicholas_clarke at November 23. 2018

A big thank you to John Holmes for recommending CWClassic.co.uk who have just returned my Navigator petrol tank after completing a very neat and sympathetic weld repair to a fatigue crack round the rear mounting lug.  I phoned Jason on 01268 780159 last Wednesday who knew exactly what he was talking about without all the hard sell of other specialists I spoke to and quoted a very reasonable £25 an hour.  I explained where the leak was and asked him if he would pressure test it to confirm, inspect the inside to see if it was rusting through and then do a weld repair minimising the damage to the original paint which I am keen to preserve.   His business is in Rayleigh which is a good 6 hr +  round trip from me so on his advice I posted the tank off via Parcel Force next day recorded delivery (£17.50).   You can imagine my surprise when the following afternoon I got a phone call back saying the repair was complete and pressure tested, the inside of the tank 'immaculate' and the total cost was £65 + postage if required!    Rather less than the £225 I was being quoted elsewhere and a total repair time of 7 days compared to the two to three months quoted by all the others!   Attached are photos so you can judge for your selves.   I am going to paint the effected area in red oxide and a suitably matching top coat to stop the rust but hopefully with the seat in place it wont be visible!   I will report back to confirm that the repair was successful although I have every confidence in Jason's work so far.

Nick

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Re: Sympathetic petrol tank repair

Posted by john_holmes at November 24. 2018

Just glad the recommendation worked ;)

Re: Sympathetic petrol tank repair

Posted by nicholas_clarke at November 24. 2018

Definitely one to remember for future tin bashing John!   I wish I had half his skill with the MIG welder!

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