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Where can I get a plastic gas tank that can be used in place

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Where can I get a plastic gas tank that can be used in place of my metal one that keeps rusting out.I have a XJS-V12 two seat convertible?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Jaguar
Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.

Hello

as you probably are aware there was never a plastic version of this tank so you're looking for something of a similar size and shape

what I'd suggest as something far easier is to remove the tank from the car and have it chemically stripped and then sealed with a liquid resin

this is commonly done for classic cars and bikes where an aluminium tank is not available

you can do the job yourself with these products

http://www.bilthamber.com/fuel-tank-cleaning-kit

and this to seal

http://www.amazon.com/POR-15-49208-U-S-Standard-Sealer/dp/B00B3I2NWG

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am not pleased with your answer.You did not answer my question.I have tried refurbishing but it is too rusted out.Your response did not help and I want a refund and this account closed after the one charge of $23.00.No trial period,no monthly bills or you shall be reported.
Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.

hello

Ok as an alternative as the XJS tank is quite a simple shape then I'd suggest contacting this firm

http://atlinc.com/racing.html

they make whats known as a 'bag' tank as used in racing cars and aircraft and they do produce a stock item thats close to the XJS part

Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.

If this answer isn't what you're looking for I'll opt out and open this back up to other experts,

or you can request a refund