METAL BODY REPAIR - OD1653 - LESSON 2/TASK 3
FIGURE 38. CUTAWAY VIEW OF FUEL TANK.
a. Fuel Tank Body and Ends. The tank body and ends are secured together in
one of three ways:
(1) Crimped and soldered.
(2) Tank ends flanged and seam welded to the tank body.
(3) Aluminum fuel tanks brazed or fusion welded.
Commercial type vehicles have upper and lower tank halves seam welded
together in the center to make a complete unit.
Fuel tanks on 3/4 ton and larger combattype vehicles are flanged and seam
Fuel tanks on 1/4 ton (Jeep) combattype vehicles are either seam welded or
After one end has been installed on the tank body, the baffle plates are
spot welded in place. The