Fuel tank, filler & hasp

The very first item to take care of when parts arrived was a weeping fuel filler tube behind the seats. While working in the area several other cleaning and restoration items were checked off the list and a diy hasp was crafted for the fuel cap.

The passenger seat was removed and years of mud and rocks were scraped off the top of the fuel tank and its fittings as well as the surrounding frame.

A new filler tube supplied by 3 Brothers Classic Rovers in Ontario corrected the weeping issue and took care of the smell. A new set of gaskets between the tank and the body were also installed.

And for good measure a thorough scrubbing of the area behind and under the seats to remove decades of dirt and debris. The starter crank handle and jack handle stored behind the seats were also wire brushed clean and coated with tung oil.