In the past fifteen years, I've concentrated my efforts in resto-modding ol' LindaLou. I've got her just about where I want her, but to proceed I'm forced to repair/replace sheet metal. Where the hat channel meets the front body mounts, are all cracked and broken, and this past weekend, I broke the drivers side rear mount. I figured now before mud season is the perfect time to get on with it. Metal is sourced, welder on the way... What makes me nervous in the service, is welding near the tank, which I'll have to do. I'll also need to weld near the gas line on the passenger side front mount. So do I pump 1/2 tank into my other vehicle, and weld with empty tank in place, drop the tank and proceed, or fill her up and hope she's sealed well?