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I have 1985 Dodge Ramcharger wirh a 2 inch crack in the top of the fuel tank how can i fix this

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Well seeing it is the top you will be able to get away with a cold patch they sell at napa for gas tank repair. it is a two part puddy you have to need together! works well. if you want to weld it you can but just fill the tank up with water and make sure you clear of any gas! if you have any more question please ask. good luck

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