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Fuel Tank Straps

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

  1. Mar 12, 2021
    Duff

    Duff Member

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    I always joke, that in order to keep an old jeep on the road you don't have to be a blacksmith, but it sure helps if you are, now I'm adding carpenter to the list.
     
  2. Oct 10, 2021
    truckee4x4

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    Can anyone think of a reason why my stock fuel tank strap would be about 1” shy of the floor?
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  3. Oct 10, 2021
    SIDSCJ

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    tank is too high, rear hole too far back, incorrect length repo part.
    Those are your options.
    I see your floor has been replaced also, I would just add an appropriate length spacer if correcting the above mentioned things dont make your strap reach.
     
  4. Oct 11, 2021
    Jonbbrew

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    I’m trying to remember as I replaced my tank this past year. Will it tighten down and get there? Do you have any spacers under the tank? I want to say originally they came with wood but maybe I’m mistaken.
     
  5. Oct 11, 2021
    Steve's 70-5

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    When I installed my tank, the tank strap was a little shy. I think my spacer under the tank was to thick. I just put a spacer between the strap and the floor. When you bolt the strap to the floor, it will stretch some. Gap will not be that bad.
     
  6. Oct 11, 2021
    timgr

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    I recall my installation of this tank and strap in a '73 also had a gap from the floor. 100% new Jeep factory parts. The strap needs to be a little short to ensure holding the tank down positively. I put sections of black rubber bungee cord under my tank; their thickness may have held it a little higher than stock.
     
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