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post #1 of 7 Old 09-13-2011, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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Rubber Pad Under Fuel Tank??

HI All,
I asked this question in another long thread and it just got lost. So, I'll try again.

In the other thread, a couple of people mentioned a rubber pad that sets under the fuel tank on top of the bottom panel of the skid plate. In my '89 YJ with a steel 15 gal tank there is no pad and it's not shown in the FSM. Do any of you know about a pad? Is it used with the different fuel tank options? What's up with this?

I've never heard of it.

Thanks, Sparky

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post #2 of 7 Old 09-13-2011, 07:30 PM
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I have removed the tanks from a Scrambler and a '93 YJ and yes both had pads under the tank. I believe the Scrambler's was a 2 piece pad and the YJ's was 1 piece. Good luck, Dave.
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HI Dave,
Were your tanks where you had pads made from plastic? I'm trying to nail this down because I'm currently working on my tank and skid plate.

Originally, I had the stock Jeep skid plate with the 15 gal. steel tank. It's hard to say for sure but I don't think that skid plate had ever been removed so it was original as it came from the factory. I installed a Warn skid plate and did not put in a pad because there was none in the original installation. Further, neither the FSM or the instructions that came with the Warn skid plate made any mention of a pad and none was shown in the pictures. I'm still using the 15 gal. steel tank. Did all YJ's have pads or just the 20 gal tank?

Do you have any explanation for this? How should I handle this situation? Are pads available from aftermarket sources? If so, where?

Thanks, Sparky
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I used insulation pipe wrap. The sticky kind. In all honesty it's not that big of a deal. I did it to keep the tank secure and keep it from rubbing against the skid I just painted.
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I used insulation pipe wrap. The sticky kind. In all honesty it's not that big of a deal. I did it to keep the tank secure and keep it from rubbing against the skid I just painted.
I might just steal that idea, that's pretty slick! The rubber pad in mine is OK for now but I'm sure it won't last forever. I'm pretty sure the factory put them in to keep from bumps and rattles, and to protect the tanks.
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I might just steal that idea, that's pretty slick! The rubber pad in mine is OK for now but I'm sure it won't last forever. I'm pretty sure the factory put them in to keep from bumps and rattles, and to protect the tanks.
It was funny, I went to Home Depot and Lowe's looking for a replacement rubber mat/lining. They closest thing I could find was matting for a shower. I just said screw it and went back home and was going to put the tank back in with nothing in between it and the skid. Then I looked around in my storage closet and found the pipe insulation. I had used it earlier to wrap up my A/C lines out of the evaporator and had a bunch left.

I just lucked out really.

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It was funny, I went to Home Depot and Lowe's looking for a replacement rubber mat/lining. They closest thing I could find was matting for a shower. I just said screw it and went back home and was going to put the tank back in with nothing in between it and the skid. Then I looked around in my storage closet and found the pipe insulation. I had used it earlier to wrap up my A/C lines out of the evaporator and had a bunch left.

I just lucked out really.
Ya know what else would work, go to a truck stop and get a mudflap for a semi... I doubt the brand matters, but I like Kenworth!
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