Fuel tank skid plate question.... - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 04-03-2011, 11:26 AM   #1
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 8
Fuel tank skid plate question....

Hey all, new to the forums, new to Wranglers...but not new to the auto hobby.

My brother gifted me his 95 Wrangler I4 and so far love it. After fixing a bunch of little issues, it's running great and this is little thing is a blast as a runabout. It's about as unstoppable as they come.

Unfortunately though, my brother having lived/worked in the city all the years since he bought the jeep new in 95, the Jeep has a fair amount of rust.

SO, now the gas tank skid plate has rusted through...

What gets me is, are their fuel tank straps that hold it from below? Or does the skid plate hold the tank in place? What parts do I need to fix this thing? Anyone have a picture of what it should look like?

thanks for the input
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	truckjeep 012.jpg
Views:	77
Size:	223.9 KB
ID:	43911  

uglyvaliant is offline   Quote
Old 04-03-2011, 01:10 PM   #2
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
Crso8541's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Clarksville, Tn
Posts: 409
I believe the straps are to keep the fuel tank and skid plate together as one thing. The Tank is held up by a series of bolts. As for replacing, there is tons of after-market options. As long as the gas tank is fine, I would look on ebay and find an old stock one.

I don't want to not live, because my fear of what could happen.....Laird Hamilton

2011 Jeep JKU Teraflex leveling kit, 295/70r18 Nitto Trail Grapplers, 18x9 Gear 726MB Big Block,
aFe Mach Force CAI, Dynomax Evo Comp Cat Back, Flashpaq'd, and stickers
Crso8541 is offline   Quote
Old 04-04-2011, 08:42 AM   #3
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 8
thanks much!

uglyvaliant is offline   Quote
Old 04-04-2011, 09:03 AM   #4
whiteyj's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Pleasanton CA
Posts: 4,861
One heck of a case of rot! Trying to figure out just what exactly is still holding the tank up? The tank skid should be an easy find for you.
Fallen Angel...Former MOD......Yeah no 10 yr pin in my mailbox.............
whiteyj is offline   Quote
Old 04-04-2011, 09:17 AM   #5
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
1995yj318's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Indiana
Posts: 370
Send a message via Yahoo to 1995yj318
I always see them on ebay for cheap.
1995yj318 is offline   Quote
Old 04-04-2011, 09:26 AM   #6
Hardcore Jeeper
Peepers's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Windsor, CT
Posts: 3,320
If my TJ is like your YJ (most likely from the looks of it), the skid plate holds the tank, and the straps hole the tank to the plate. You will need a new (or used) factory skid plate, because if you read most of the aftermarket skid plates they say installed over the factory plate. this is because they don't have the straps to hold the tank in place.

I believe I paid around $170 for a new factory skid plate, and its a lot better quality than the one that was on there.

What have we got?
We have one heavily armed Recreational Vehicle

The Power Tech 6
Peepers is offline   Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The last person to post in this thread wins.... 02Prove Off-Topic 270107 Today 08:28 PM
New to forum with fuel filling issues G.Boss JK General Discussion Forum 16 02-23-2011 02:40 PM
Gas Tank Skid Plate Measurements wvhillbilly YJ Tech Forum 2 02-03-2011 09:33 AM
HELP! Fuel tank support BlackJeepoftheFamily TJ Tech Forum 12 11-18-2010 06:48 PM
Gas Tank Skid Removal ColdSRT JK Tech Forum 4 08-14-2010 04:29 PM

Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:39 PM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC