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post #1 of 5 Old 10-19-2013, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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plastic fuel tank

just got back from the jeep jamboree in French lick IN, great time! while cleaning the jk, I discovered my fuel tank skid was now malformed and is pushing 2 inches into the fuel tank. obviously I need to upgrade the skid plat. question is my tank now holds 1 gallon less, is there any way to repair the tank or am I buying a new one?

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post #2 of 5 Old 10-20-2013, 08:07 AM
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You could drain the tank and try to press it back out from the inside, but personally that seems like more trouble than its worth. I punched in the dimple on an aftermarket skid plate which did the same to my tank. I just fixed the skid and have been using it. It's possible that the weight of a full tank of gas over time will restore the plastic tank to its original shape. Next time I have the tank down I'll check but not something I worry about.

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post #3 of 5 Old 10-25-2013, 09:57 AM
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When I replaced my bashed skid the tank returned to its proper shape.

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post #4 of 5 Old 10-25-2013, 10:36 AM
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mine looks like train wreck so does the cross member. I will move the tank before I put a heaver skid. If not for our Government the tank would not be were it is. the thing hangs down below frame by what 3". saving for a Gen right Jk tank that puts it in the back and then I will Flat belly this JK and gain the 3" under the jeep. Just need the $$$$
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post #5 of 5 Old 10-25-2013, 01:52 PM
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Dented mine and never knew how but couldn't access dent so it holds a little less. Have skid plate now.
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