I'll second that!!!! That was my exact feelings when i fired mine up
the first time. You got a great deal. I paid like $80.00 for mine a few
months ago. It is really worth the bucks. Ihighly reccomend it
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2000 1:43 PM
Subject: [oletrucks] Sandblaster and New Fuel Tank Fittings
> Hi All,
> To anyone like me who was resisting getting a sandblaster, don't wait any
> longer. I went down to my local Harbor Freight store and bought the
> smallest tank style blaster that they have for sale. I found that it
> will hold 25 to 30 pounds of sand at a time. It is regularly $59.00,
> but was on sale for $45.00. It was the best $45.00 I ever spent.
> I just put some regular play sand in it, (be sure and screen it first),
> and quite frankly was shocked at how quickly it got down to bear metal.
> Believe me, there is no substitute for getting one.
> I needed it in order to get rid of all the rust that was under the seat,
> and gas tank in the cab.
> By the way, if you purchase a new fuel tank from LMC Truck, you will need
> to tap out the tank to match the original fittings. These tanks are
> quality tanks, but come with a 8 - 1.25 metric opening in the bottom, and
> I went everywhere including LMC trying to find such a fitting. I finally
> bought a 1/8" NPT tap, (same as original tank), and 11/32 drill bit and
> went to town. 1/8" NPT brass pipe can be found just about anywhere, (I
> got mine at ACE Hardware), and it fit fine, after I performed surgery on
> the tank. These tanks are manufactured in Taiwan, and I suspect that
> this is the reason for the small metric threads in the bottom of the
> tanks. The Chinese can exactly duplicate the tanks, but haven't figured
> out how to cut American threads yet.
> Happy Truckin!
> '51 3100 Deluxe Cab
> OKC, OK
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