1970s Mercury Fuel Tank

1970s Mercury Fuel Tank Restoration

I was down at Mildura looking for something to do when I decided to take a trip down to Around Again - an old recycling shop attached to the Mildura Tip - had no idea what I might find there.

I was wandering around and spotted this mid 70's Mercury Outboard Tank. It must have been it's destiny, I have a number of mid 70's Mercury Outboards awaiting restoration, but no fuel tank - so this was a great find!!! And to top it all off - it was only $3.00!!

So I bought it with the intention of restoring it to go with the Mercury Outboards - overall, its condition appeared quite good - not too many dents, and the dents that are there are quite small, a bit of surface rust, and a bit of rust along all the seems, but overall, quite good.

A few things missing - ie: the cap, but nothing that can't be replaced.

I thought I might use this as a way to learn to braize/solder the seems on petrol tanks.

Anyway - here are a few pictures of the tank as I received it.