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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:56 pm    Post subject: Just had a new 16 Gallon Tank delivered... with dents! Reply with quote

Hey gang,

Just bought a new 16 Gallon Baja Tank (AC201000) off Ebay (ya I know), anyway it came poorly packaged and of course dented, 2 minor and will just require outside paint, the 3rd however...
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That last one has me worried, any opinions?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Just had a new 16 Gallon Tank delivered... with dents! Reply with quote

was it insured ? the shipping..
Id want another one myself..
sorry to see that.. I know how much it sucks getting bad parts..
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Just had a new 16 Gallon Tank delivered... with dents! Reply with quote

Ya,Ebay has me covered, but I sent a message to the seller to see if we could work out on an exchange instead of involving Ebay.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:04 am    Post subject: Re: Just had a new 16 Gallon Tank delivered... with dents! Reply with quote

Rats! Sorry Sjhotz, I hate when parts come in damaged, hope you can get a new one!

That happened to me on a used VW gas can, the dents ended up being cracks
and I learned more than I'd care to know about fixing gas cans!

Even compressed air wouldn't' pop out end/corner dents like that, maybe air and some hammer work but (and I almost bought one for fixing the gas can) one of those spot welder dent puller kits would fix it.

But again, lot's of "fixing" for a new part, probably ain't worth it if you can get a replacement, but if you get to keep it, maybe worth fixing for a spare?

Harbor freight has those dent pullers for around $100 bucks I think.

Anyways, good luck!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:48 am    Post subject: Re: Just had a new 16 Gallon Tank delivered... with dents! Reply with quote

Pictures of the entire tank or the number you got off eBay or the seller?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Just had a new 16 Gallon Tank delivered... with dents! Reply with quote

Welp, I attempted to work with the seller until the very last day I had to return it through Ebay, and I kept getting excuses regarding post office investigation delays. Finally used Ebay's return shipping process and got my money back. The seller is https://www.ebay.com/usr/cencaldistributors?_trksid=p2047675.l2559.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:24 am    Post subject: Re: Just had a new 16 Gallon Tank delivered... with dents! Reply with quote

Looks to me like you handled that eBay situation expertly. Too bad you had the hassle, but well done in dealing with it. Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Just had a new 16 Gallon Tank delivered... with dents! Reply with quote

Can't find a 16 gal tank. . All I can find is a 12 gal
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Just had a new 16 Gallon Tank delivered... with dents! Reply with quote

Ya,

That is why I was so loathe to return it instead of repairing it. Now I am unable to locate any and the last manufacturer may not make another run.

Bummer.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:36 am    Post subject: Re: Just had a new 16 Gallon Tank delivered... with dents! Reply with quote

Also make sure your fuel tank level ring will fit with the screws. I ordered a tank from CIP and the mounting ring was not welded correctly.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Just had a new 16 Gallon Tank delivered... with dents! Reply with quote

I think that's worth using a stud welder/slide hammer and some massaging. If you don't feel comfortable doing it yourself look around for a more"home grown" neighborhood body shop or look for local PDR (paintless dent removal) shop as those guys can do a combination pull and massage on it....
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