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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:19 pm    Post subject: Dimensions for seal between gas tank and the body Reply with quote

Does anyone know the width and thickness of the foam seal that goes between the gas tank and the body?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:18 am    Post subject: Re: Dimensions for seal between gas tank and the body Reply with quote

Don't know the thickness but these guys sell them... hope it helps

https://airheadparts.com/vw-part/gasket-fuel-tank-to-body-fiber/
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:18 am    Post subject: Re: Dimensions for seal between gas tank and the body Reply with quote

I ended up using a 1" wide closed cell roll of foam from HD it was only a few dollars and available locally.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Dimensions for seal between gas tank and the body Reply with quote

If you use the really thick stuff you end up having trouble getting the four gas tank bolts back on. I cut up a cardboard box from amazon...worked great!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Dimensions for seal between gas tank and the body Reply with quote

I use generic hardware store weatherstrip. Depends on what is in my box as to what I use. I like the medium density gray stuff - about 1/2" wide and about 1/4" thick for beetles. But if I am out, I will use the lighter stuff. Its really not that critical.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Dimensions for seal between gas tank and the body Reply with quote

I use the same rubber trim that goes on the door tops. Looks super but it does require a small section is removed underneath to establish the ground connection for the fuel gauge...
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Dimensions for seal between gas tank and the body Reply with quote

I have a solid rubber gasket under my gas tank and my gas gauge works perfect. My gas tank is ground through the 4 hold down clamps.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:47 am    Post subject: Re: Dimensions for seal between gas tank and the body Reply with quote

POR 15 inisde/outside of tank created the need to clear an area for ground ~as usual~ a self created problem. Clamps jit the edge trim not the tank...
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