I had one like that and used a jigsaw to cut a hole in the front of the tank, leaving about 1 1/2" lip around the entire tank. Once I cleaned it out and wire welded the baffle back in, I welded the piece I cut out back in. Any imperfections in my repair was hidden under the hood.
I bet you find out that your tank has a lot of leaks after you remove the rust. Those tanks are usually pretty thin on the bottom from all the corrosion. I have also had to weld in patches onto the bottom of a CC tank.
This post was edited by JimEvans at 08:10:02 05/26/13.
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