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Unread 10-25-2009, 04:00 PM   #1
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CJ gas tank install

Hi,

I need some assistance. The PO just let the gas tank rest on the bottom of the skid plate. He even put some corogated cardboard down to cushion it. Now It's rusted through and needs to be replaced. I don't find any means of installing straps. Shouldn't it be suspended? Can anyone explain or show me photo's?

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Unread 10-25-2009, 04:03 PM   #2
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The tank has one strap to hold it into the skid plate. The skid plate then bolts up on. Places like quadratec sell the straps or even our local parts stores have them. There is a plastic liner in mine between the tank and skid plate.
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Unread 10-25-2009, 05:07 PM   #3
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Here's some photos and I'm guessing your 1980 CJ-5 gas tank mounting will be the same as the 1984 CJ-7 pictured.











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Unread 10-25-2009, 07:15 PM   #4
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Perfect. Thanks. I knew there had to be a strap. Just couldn't figure out where it would go. So the tank straps to the skid plate with some rubber cushion between, then the whole thing bolts to the chassis.
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Unread 10-25-2009, 07:27 PM   #5
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It's actually not rubber but 1/8" thick plastic sheet and it prevents chaffing and noise between the tank and skid plate.
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Keith-

the pix you have on here are super...

is there an off site place like photobucket youre using?

im using YOUR pix to help me re-run my brake/fuel lines and if i can see them there, it would be easier than looking thru the WHOLE thread...

thanks!
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Unread 03-09-2012, 07:41 AM   #7
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Yes, I use photobucket. You can go there and search for Keith460 and probably come up with all the albums with hundreds of photos.

The iPhone does not allow me to paste a URL shortcut.
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Unread 03-09-2012, 08:19 AM   #8
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Hi,

I need some assistance. The PO just let the gas tank rest on the bottom of the skid plate. He even put some corogated cardboard down to cushion it. Now It's rusted through and needs to be replaced. I don't find any means of installing straps. Shouldn't it be suspended? Can anyone explain or show me photo's?

Thanks.
From your post, I m not sure what rusted through (tank or skid), but if it was the tank, then I would suggest replacing it with a poly tank. By doing that you do not need the plastic liner.

When I replaced mine, I got it from MTS (they also supply them to Quadtrac, etc). They were very helpful and also told me that their tanks were an average of 1/4 in thick eliminating the need for the liner.

Plus poly does not rust inside or out. Poly is the best way to go if the tank is what you are needing to change.

Below is a photo I took when I changed my tank from a 20 gal, back to 15. The 20 gal is still in the OEM skid assembly held in by the strap. The strap changes with the size of the tank. Your lines have to be installed before you bolt the assembly back up. Be careful not to pinch or kink the lines when you reinstall.

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excellent...

found it... following it...

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not trying to hijack the thread..... but Kieth, could I ask you a question? The wire going from the sending unit to the fuel guage has what seems to be a female connector at the end going towards the front of the jeep. How does this wire get connected to the fuel guage?
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not trying to hijack the thread..... but Kieth, could I ask you a question? The wire going from the sending unit to the fuel guage has what seems to be a female connector at the end going towards the front of the jeep. How does this wire get connected to the fuel guage?
Sent you a PM on the same question asked in the message.

There should be a 'pink' colored wire that the sending unit plugs into and it is part of the wiring harness for the tail lights.
The pink wire goes to another plug under the dash by the parking brake pedal and continues onto the gauge in the speedometer which is also pink in color.
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