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Unread 04-26-2015, 11:35 AM   #1
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20 Gal Poly Tank Strap

Hi all!
New to the forum. Just bought my father-in-law's 86 CJ-7 and am going through a checklist of things he never bothered to fix. The factory, 20gal poly tank has a leak that is evident when the tank is full. I pulled the tank and found the leak. In addition to repairing the leak, I was going to pull it out of the shell to clean it up and the strap bolt broke snapped off as I was removing it. So, aside from figuring out the fix for the leak, my problem is I can't seem to find a replacement strap online that doesn't reference just the 15gal tank. Does anyone have any recommendations or know of a strap that will work for the 20gal factory tank? Any suggestions on a fix for the leak would be helpful too. (I've heard 3m 5200 is a good option.)

Thanks!!

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Unread 04-26-2015, 02:05 PM   #2
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I've only been able to find used 20 gallon oem straps.
When I had a strap end break, I removed what was left of the threaded section with a grinder, beveled the end, and welded a new threaded section (from a bolt) on to replace what broke off. Worked great.
Remove the tank from the shell, clean out all the mud and clean off the rubber sheets (power washer works great) and make the drain holes bigger and add more. Paint the inside of the shell too.
Find the crack (probably at the top from the strap being over tightened) and use a hot iron like a soider tip to swirl and plastic weld the crack back. Then scuff up the area and coat with epoxy to further seal it. Online boating places or marine store should have what you need
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Unread 04-26-2015, 02:34 PM   #3
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Thanks for your help! I ordered something online that looks close so we'll see. Unfortunately I don't weld either - looks like now might be a good time to learn!
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Unread 04-26-2015, 05:53 PM   #4
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I have a complete 20 gal. poly tank set up with sending unit I removed from mine. I live in Aurora and I'd let it go cheap.
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Unread 04-26-2015, 06:05 PM   #5
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You may have saved the day! How much you looking to get for it? I could pick it up whenever.
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Unread 04-26-2015, 06:44 PM   #6
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You may have saved the day! How much you looking to get for it? I could pick it up whenever.
How about $75
You can reach me @ 303-919-7464 if you're interested.
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I appreciate the offer. I tried to stop the strap I ordered but they already processed it. Since that's all I need (and I'm cheap - haha!) and I think I have the leak solved, I'm going to see if that works and if not, I'll hit you up to see if you still have it.
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I appreciate the offer. I tried to stop the strap I ordered but they already processed it. Since that's all I need (and I'm cheap - haha!) and I think I have the leak solved, I'm going to see if that works and if not, I'll hit you up to see if you still have it.
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MTS should have the strap.
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