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Fuel Tank Straps

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by Duff, Mar 9, 2021.

  1. Mar 9, 2021
    Duff

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    The under seat gas tank in my 1970 CJ has the sender on top and a drain on the bottom, so I'm guessing it's the correct one for this model, anyways it's just laying loose under the seat with nothing holding it. I found a few strap kits, but not sure which is the right one. I THINK I need one 2 piece strap kit, but am not sure. Can someone shed some light? Thanks!
     
  2. Mar 9, 2021
    Richard in AZ

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    My CJ titled as a 70 model only has one strap.....photos below....

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  3. Mar 9, 2021
    Duff

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    That's the picture I needed Thanks!
     
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    timgr

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    To the OP, it would help to link to the suspect strap kits.
     
  5. Mar 9, 2021
    PeteL

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    Same in 1956
     
  6. Mar 9, 2021
    Duff

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    I'm not good on the computer, but I just googled Jeep tank straps and came up with a 2 piece kit and a 1 piece kit. I'm going to order the 1 piece from Walcks.
     
  7. Mar 9, 2021
    Jonbbrew

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    1 piece is accurate. Just put in a new tank and strap too.
     
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    Duff

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    My tank is clean and the gauge still actually works, but the tank just bangs around under the seat, luckily the seat frame keeps it somewhat caged in.
     
  9. Mar 9, 2021
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    There's supposed to be spacers between the tank & the floor, ~ 1/4" - 3/8" IIRC.
     
  10. Mar 10, 2021
    Rick Whitson

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    I put firing strips under my tank, and used an aftermarket gas tank repair straps to mount it. It raised the tank about a 1/4" or less, didn't affect the filler pipe in the side hole, and now I can blow the san, dirt, and water out from under the tank so it doesn't rust the floor or the tank. Good Luck.
     
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    Rick Whitson

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    I have some Stainless banding strap I can send you if you want to go that way. Let me know how much you need, and I will send it to you. Rick
     
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    PeteL

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    Especially the rear seams, rust trap area for both tank and body.

    Poor design... I had to patch mine after less than 70 years. ;)
     
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    Steve's 70-5

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    I use some rubber bungee cords under the the tank, need to watch how thick the cords are.
     
  14. Mar 10, 2021
    Duff

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    Thanks for the posts, I like the furring strip idea, If I go that route I can lengthen the stock strap.
     
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    Bobcreag

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    My 1965 had just one strap
     
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    timgr

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    I would use the thickness of whatever to line up the filler neck in the body opening. I used sections of broken rubber bungees as spacers when I did one of these installs, many years ago.
     
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    Jonbbrew

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    Hey fellow 198'er....i just noticed you have the same accelerator pedal as mine which i thought was not a CJ pedal. hmmmmm
     
  18. Mar 11, 2021
    Richard in AZ

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    My 66 model has a different pedal than the 70 model one in the posted photo...as far as I know both are stock. Not sure when jeep made the changes but the 70 model type is much more comfortable on the foot....

    Richard
     
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    Duff

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    Mine also has the same pedal that's in the picture, I think my Jeep is a left over 69 titled as a 70.
     
  20. Mar 12, 2021
    ojgrsoi

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    This is the original wood strip that was under the tank on my 65. It was held in place by two small wood screws through the floor that came in from underneath. I ended up putting rubber tarp straps under the tank since the wood holds moisture.

    I tried - but couldn't give that piece of wood away. It was perfect except for the finish. :shrug:

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