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Jared234 11-26-2011 05:06 PM

New England Roads + Jeep Metal
 
Replaced the gas tank skid today, here is what was left of the old one:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/images/...9306/26642.jpg

New one:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/images/...9306/26643.jpg

I also replaced the fuel pressure regulator while I was under there, fixed the 'only starts on the second try' disease

Plowboy1970 11-26-2011 05:11 PM

You sure that is not from Wisconsin???? I hate road salt!!!!

2003x 11-26-2011 10:58 PM

Oh man, what year is your Jeep?

KneesCollapsing 11-26-2011 11:08 PM

I'm from Buffalo and I've spent my entire weekend so far treating rust. I wish we could just use salt like in Canada, I can't even stand looking at my under body.

KneesCollapsing 11-26-2011 11:10 PM

I meant to say sand ***

John in Vegas 11-26-2011 11:16 PM

West of the Rockies only uses sand too. As a driver of a company truck, loved salt! As a jeep owner, glad we use sand out west.

Jared234 11-26-2011 11:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2003x (Post 1774827)
Oh man, what year is your Jeep?

2000. Be careful buying Jeeps from the salt belt

John in Vegas 11-27-2011 12:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jared234

2000. Be careful buying Jeeps from the salt belt

Especially CJ's. At least with YJ on the tub is galvanized.

billybobjoe 12-03-2011 03:21 PM

Where did you get your oem skid from and how hard was it? I will be doing this myself soon

Badass_TJ 12-03-2011 04:02 PM

here in maine they have been using a salt/calcium mix which i think is 10x worst then plain salt:nonono:

Jared234 12-03-2011 04:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by billybobjoe (Post 1795569)
Where did you get your oem skid from and how hard was it? I will be doing this myself soon

I got it on Craigslist for $20, guy had just put on all aftermarket skids.
It was pretty easy to put on, I did it in about 2 hours with no help. Drain the gas tank first, the skid is the only thing holding it up.

Also you will need a 2' extension to get the 3 nuts in the front.
Let me know if you need any help

billybobjoe 12-04-2011 06:32 AM

If you Google "mopar parts" there are several places online where you can pick up a new oem gas tank skid online, as low as $88. I am getting ready to do this ( also live in New England). Right now I'm in the process this weekend of removing my center skid and coating it and my frame in por-15, especially where they bolt together it traps moisture in there. I caught that just in the nick of time, if I had let it go longer there definitely would have been welding/patching involved. It didn't look that bad from the outside, only reason I took it off was to install a new cat-back exhaust, and when I pulled it down, aahh! My question for those who have already done the gas tank skid replacement, do you need to get new holding straps as well or were you able to reuse the old ones?

thecheezman 12-04-2011 08:16 AM

Need to do this. I hate the way salt eats up the metal, makes me so cautious to buy a used car. After this winter Im going to sand down the metal and spray some type of protectant over the metal, not sure what Ill go with yet, the rust is killing me.

billybobjoe 12-04-2011 08:37 AM

Cheezman, check out Eastwood.com, they have everything for rust and frame restoration. por-15 is the long term solution, but it's pricey so if you are only keeping the jeep a year or two you could just sand, prime and paint. They also offer a coating system with a long hose on the end of a spray can that you can use to coat the inside of the frame, which I am planning to do soon as well

NoWayOut_TJ 12-04-2011 08:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by billybobjoe
If you Google "mopar parts" there are several places online where you can pick up a new oem gas tank skid online, as low as $88. I am getting ready to do this ( also live in New England). Right now I'm in the process this weekend of removing my center skid and coating it and my frame in por-15, especially where they bolt together it traps moisture in there. I caught that just in the nick of time, if I had let it go longer there definitely would have been welding/patching involved. It didn't look that bad from the outside, only reason I took it off was to install a new cat-back exhaust, and when I pulled it down, aahh! My question for those who have already done the gas tank skid replacement, do you need to get new holding straps as well or were you able to reuse the old ones?

If you skid is rusted to the point of having to replace it then you are better off just buying mew ones because the chances of them coming off without breaking are slim. Plus, its just easier to work with all new equipment.

I just replaced my fuel tank skid with a Rokmen. Looked just like the one from the op. And this weekend I i am spending some quality time under my jeep, welding up the rear upper ca brackets on the frame because they were rusted out so bad. ......... needless to say, Im from Maine, and you might as well call us the rust capital.

Kevbz 12-04-2011 09:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jared234 (Post 1774879)
2000. Be careful buying Jeeps from the salt belt

Had I only known :facepalm:

got mine from Chicago....will never buy a used vehicle again unless its from a retiree from Arizona:punk:who bought it new:punk:and had it undercoated the day he bought it:punk:and removed every nut, bolt, and screw and put anti-sieze on it, also on day one:punk:

I think the jeep has tainted my view on used cars a bit:D

My skid was solid on the front and rear curves but completely separated (by about two inches of open space, all jagged and rusted) in the middle, I went to get a safefy inspection and the guy about fell over.

Muddr1 12-04-2011 10:49 AM

I have to do my tank skid also, Once off I need to get the sand blaster under there and get the last of the frame and under side of the tub I haven been able to reach due to the tank. wasnt going to pull the tank twice, so this winter i will finishh it up. I have raised the tub off the frame, sanded, primed, por 15ed the frame, and under side of tub, removed the rear liners, sanded and por 15 up in there also,
Thanks to billybojo I am going to look into the inside the frame tube job deal, thats been my worry for a while,
I have also intalled ss brake lines, so I dont think there going anywhere for a while.

pickncrew 12-04-2011 11:21 AM

Will be removing skids and inspecting / preserving as well. I am surprised even these newer Jeeps have rust problems... where does Mopar buy steel from China? Obviously not US Steel.

thecheezman 12-04-2011 12:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by billybobjoe (Post 1797230)
Cheezman, check out Eastwood.com, they have everything for rust and frame restoration. por-15 is the long term solution, but it's pricey so if you are only keeping the jeep a year or two you could just sand, prime and paint. They also offer a coating system with a long hose on the end of a spray can that you can use to coat the inside of the frame, which I am planning to do soon as well

Thanks man, Ill check it out. Im not sure exactly what I want to do with the jeep. If I change up axles and do an engine swap in the next 5 years Id just sand, prime and paint this spring then por-15 or equivalent when I do that. Id rather do something once, but if Im not going to drop the suspension or remove the tub theres no reason to with a perfectly running vehicle.

billybobjoe 12-04-2011 07:36 PM

Here's the internal frame coating I was talking about, I haven't used it yet myself:
Internal Frame Coating w/Spray Nozzle


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