Replace Gas Tank Skid-Plate ???? -
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back > Models > Jeep Grand Cherokee & Commander Forums > ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum > Replace Gas Tank Skid-Plate ????

Introducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed LineRubicon Express Suspensions from CCOR 706-207-4140Smittybilt Hard Tops @ Oconee Off-Road! 706-534-9955

Unread 09-25-2009, 04:59 PM   #1
Registered User
2000 WJ 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: , New England
Posts: 44
Replace Gas Tank Skid-Plate ????

Hi Folks,

Got a 2000 WJ with a badly rusted out gas tank skid plate. Its almost splitting into two pieces. A new skid-plate is around $250 from Jeep.

Part of the plastic gas tank is exposed. Is this skid plate totally holding up the gas tank? Are there straps holding the plastic gas tank up seperately?

The skid plate is bolted to the frame (three bolts on each side). Can I pop out those bolts and just lower the skid plate or will the gas tank come with it?

Appreciate any help. Thanks.

SteveK22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-25-2009, 05:25 PM   #2
Registered User
2004 WJ 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Portage, MI
Posts: 73
The gas tank rests inside the skid plate and has straps running across the top to hold it into the skid plate. The skid plate holds the tank up, the straps just hold the tank into the skid plate. The tank will come out with the skid plate. Find the heavier duty skid plate (1/8") at a junk yard and replace it with that!
spieg is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-26-2009, 01:27 AM   #3
Colorado 5.9
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 2,049
They really did it that way with WJ's??????!!!!! How stupid if so.

ZJ tanks are held up seperately by straps. The Skid is the bolts only.
ZJ 98 5.9 LTD. Lots of mods. 7" T&T's Long Arm Lift ,BFG KM2"s,35X12.50x16's,4:56's, Vanco brake upgrade, M1intake,Holley52mmTB,MikeLeach Headers,, Arb'ed HP D30,Aussie Locked rear,Procomp MX6 Shocks,Arb front,RearTR bumpers,ECT.ECT.

Latest Pics
Colorado 5.9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Suggested Threads

Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.