petrol tank(?) bracket -- R21
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    Tadpole
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    Default petrol tank(?) bracket -- R21

    hi,
    one end of the bracket that runs crossways under the bottom of the car where the fuel tank is (i think? - it was dark) has come loose. i tied it up with a piece of string and got home ok, but does anyone know whether it absolutely has to be re-welded? or would e.g. drilling a hole in the end of the bracket and fixing it back up with some thick wire/a nut and bolt be a reasonable thing to do instead? nothing else seems to have fallen off yet, but i don't want to run any risks with the petrol tank. i know it's kind of obvious what i should do but the car needs other expensive things doing to it (e.g. the clutch) and i am trying to minimise its money pit tendencies...
    cheers

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    Tadpole
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    G'day my name is Paul how are you?
    In regards to your problem welding would probably be the best solution,
    however welding near fuel tanks is generally not recomended. Drilling a hole
    then fitting a nut and bolt with spring loaded washers would be another acceptable solution but you need to be aware of what you are drilling into.
    I hope this is of some assistance to you.
    Ps I have a 21 Marsaille for sale if you are interested.
    Best regards Paul.

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    The attached drawing (from the Haynes R21 manual) may assist.
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    thanks guys - i'm surprised the tank has stayed in place as judging from the Haynes manual the straps are all that's holding it up! seems a bit dodgy as they are not the sturdiest and presumably the tank is heavy when full. oh well, looks like i will have to find a new strap.

    paul, thanks for the offer of the 21 marseille, but i am in the other, far inferior, newcastle (-on-tyne, UK), for the next few months at least .

    cheers

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