In an accident, gas tank damaged. Loose rust?
My 66 was hit by a car going about 40 and sustained a beat up bumper, minor frame damage and the gas tank took a decent hit.
The car is still at the body shop and is being finished up, but I am worried about rust coming loose from the original gas tank. I was going to get another tank, but we were close to the max budget insurance allowed and I forgot to follow up with it. No leaks or anything, but I'm worried about feeding the engine rust and other junk from the tank.
Should I just have a few fuel filters handy and change them every few hundred miles? Wait even longer (been over a month and a half already) and get the insurance guy out and tell them to authorize an order for a new gas tank? After a quick search I don't even know where to find a new/repro one.
The accident killed my whole summer restoration plans. I really just want my baby back already. If I tell the shop to get a tank, it will probably be another week and a half before she's ready.
What do you all think?
Last edited by KingJacobo; 09-27-2012 at 01:50 PM.