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Fuel Tanks - Steel Or Polyethylene?

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Oldpappy, Oct 5, 2021.

  1. Oct 22, 2021
    Downs

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    They may have a way to get a one day or one week temp tag. You can get 7 day temp tags in Texas for a few dollars to allow street operation legally.
     
  2. Oct 22, 2021
    Cj5dale

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  3. Oct 22, 2021
    Oldpappy

    Oldpappy A.C. Fults - Curmudgeon at large 2021 Sponsor

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    Thanks guys,

    I may need to look into getting the temporary permit, I have a notarized bill of sale from the executor of the estate whom I bought the Jeep from, I have the 1968 title, and I have the paperwork where the owner signed the Jeep over to the car dealer when he traded it in on a new Buick. The car dealer never registered the Jeep, just used it on his used car lot as a tender.

    I just got back in from the first night run of the Jeep. I drove it down to my barn and out around the back fields, mainly just for fun, but also wanted to try out the lights, which haven't been turned on since 1979. Lights worked fine. I put it in 4X4 and went splashing through a creek, and through some hills back there. It really runs great, and is a lot of fun to drive.
     
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  4. Oct 22, 2021
    Oldpappy

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    Tried to interest the wife in a late night run around the back fields, but she said it was time to go to bed. :sleep:

    She was more fun in her fifties.
     
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  5. Oct 24, 2021
    Rick Whitson

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    My Wife won't even get in my Jeep anymore, that's OK with me and Peggy, our dog, she likes Shotgun anyway.
     
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    PeteL

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    Here in NH a police officer will come to your location. Have you asked about that option?
     
  7. Oct 24, 2021
    Downs

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    Wish Texas was alittle easier in that regard. I have a M416 trailer I need to get a VTR68A signed off on so I can register it. When I asked how I could get the trailer there legally they suggested I put the M416 on a bigger trailer and haul it there.............."Ok, do you have a bigger trailer I can borrow?" Then for the past 2 weeks every business day I've been calling the two designated numbers that our county uses for VTR-68A inspections (both an hour away and not even in our county), no one answers and I still haven't got anyone to return my phone calls.
     
  8. Oct 24, 2021
    Oldpappy

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    In the past the county sheriff department would send an officer out to do a VIN verification, and my brother-in-law was a county deputy, but they quit doing that in this county a few years ago. The DMV has an officer that does it out in the parking lot.

    There is a shopping center that is not too far from the DMV, I will just trailer it there and drive the Jeep over there.

    After I removed it I found the leak in the steel tank. There was a place in the left rear corner that showed bare rusty metal on the seam. Looking at it I think the paint they used was all that kept it from leaking for the two months it had been in the jeep. After it dries out good I may fix that leak, but I think I will keep the MTS tank in the Jeep, and just hold onto the steel one until I find someone who wants it.

    After I had already ordered the MTS tank I noticed that Debella has replacement steel tanks stamped "OLAP" which is a Canadian company. Had I seen those earlier I would have tried one.
     
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