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So, due to the negligence with the shop my car was in. My gas tank managed to fall off while driving down the road. You haven't lived until you've seen sparks and a gas tank sliding down the road. In any event, i'm now in need of a gas tank. I saw that Ames has a complete kit, but of the two options there's Galvanized or stainless steel. There's a $90 difference between the two.i don't mind buying the more expensive one, but i figured if it wasn't really necessary that money could go to other parts. whats the consensus, it's not a show car but isn't a beater either. Thanks for the insight
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The Galvanized is steel with a coating to prevent rust, like the old garbage cans.
Stainless Steel is a material that is extremely corrosive resistant, guessing this is the more expensive option.
I'm going to need one someday and i'll probably got with the Galvanized.
Make sure you get good straps and new mounting hardware.
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Thanks for your input John. You're right on the price difference. Do you think i need to coat the galvanized gas tank in anything? I live in Texas so salt spray and water isn't really a huge concern. If it means having to coat it, i figured the stainless is the better option because you can just put it in.
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Alright... That picture is the funniest thing I have seen today.

So on the tank just spend the extra dough and get the stainless. The cost of the tank is nominal it is the labor and all the effort going into it that makes it a hassle. The only thing I would not go stainless on is the lines. They are harder to work with. You cant use the standard flare tools. I would use Aluminum lines.

That being said if you are interested in a stock brand spanking new one with the float and gaskets, and the straps let me know. I have one that i was going to use but am opting to go for one that has the baffles and tray in it in case I ever want to go to efi. Mine is set up for bone stock. It is still brand new in the box only opened to verify all the stuff was in the box. Never installed
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The galvanized doesn't need any coating.
The stock unit from tonyskala will last you another 50 years.
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Thanks for the insight everyone! Tony, i sent you a private message about the tank, i am interested.
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