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Old 10-06-2008, 06:38 AM   #1
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Question What is suppose to hold up the gas tank?

Went to drop the tank skid plate on my 89 YJ the tank came with it, it appears that there are a couple of strap bolts broken off. So is the tank held up by straps like most other vehicals or is it held up by the skid plate and the broken strap bolts bolt through the skid plate?

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Old 10-06-2008, 08:06 AM   #2
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its been a while, but i think the skid plate holds it up.

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Old 10-09-2008, 07:51 PM   #3
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most straps break or rust over time. A good strong skid plate will hold it just fine. If its rusted or battered, then replace it. You dont want to take any chances. I had a nice thick stainless one made at a machine shop. It looks great and its thicker than stock.
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the tank is attached to the skid plate with some straps. and the skid plate holds the tank under the YJ.
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Old 10-10-2008, 03:51 AM   #5
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Ok,
It was just real unexpected when I dropped the last nut off that the full tank of gas was comming my way when the skid plate opened up. I wasn't ready for that !!!
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Ok,
It was just real unexpected when I dropped the last nut off that the full tank of gas was comming my way when the skid plate opened up. I wasn't ready for that !!!
surprise! haha. these things happen
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Old 03-20-2014, 07:48 AM   #7
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u cant even get the straps around here anymore, no one can even order them,,
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u cant even get the straps around here anymore, no one can even order them,,
Quadratec.com. Has the straps.

http://www.quadratec.com/products/51310_00.htm
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Old 03-20-2014, 06:50 PM   #9
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Just make sure you get the correct straps. An 89 has either a 15 or 20 gal tank. If you have a 2.5 you most likely have a 15 gal., a 4.2 20 gal. They're two different sizes in 89, unlike later models which used the same size tank but utilized an insert to block off putting in an extra 5 gals. of fuel.

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