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post #1 of 13 Old 07-04-2008, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
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cj gas tank removal

just want to know if the gas tank is held in place only by the skid plate.

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post #2 of 13 Old 07-04-2008, 04:48 PM
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On my 20 gallon factory tank it was just held in place by the skid plate, I believe the 15 gallon is the same way. The tank is strapped to the skidpan and the skid pan is taken off the frame from a row of bolts along the rearcrossmember and another few across the next frame rail towards the front.
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post #3 of 13 Old 07-04-2008, 04:57 PM
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Yes, the skid plate is the only thing holding it on there. There's a steel strap on top of it also, but this comes loose when you remove all the bolts.

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Don't forget to remove gas tank filler hoses, vent lines, sending unit wires...etc.

Also, a full tank of gas is heavy.. might want to ensure it's empty or close to it.

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I just used a jack underneath the tank to lower it slowly, and then supported it with cinder blocks.

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post #6 of 13 Old 07-04-2008, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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yeah the only reason Im doing this is cause my sending unit wire came loose and I have to put it back on. What a mess.
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post #7 of 13 Old 07-04-2008, 11:29 PM
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fun. The tank is easier to work with if empty. Dry to run the gas an do the job on empty. Or siphon it. Either way, at 8lbs a gallon, and on your back, its a bear.

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post #8 of 13 Old 07-05-2008, 02:35 PM
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Good info... I have a fuel pickup problem at a 1/4 tank. I've been procrastinating thinking the fuel tank was a ***** to yank out. Plus I need to install new body bushing back there.
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post #9 of 13 Old 07-05-2008, 03:31 PM
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I feel your pain, mine just sprung a leak. 2 days to remove and replace it.
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post #10 of 13 Old 05-10-2013, 11:21 AM
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Do you guys know if its possible to remove just the top strap on a poly tank without dropping the skid and tank? I know how to drop the tank, I just want to remove the strap only if that's possible, in order to paint it. Thanks
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post #11 of 13 Old 05-10-2013, 11:36 AM
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to the OP:I just played with mine, I have the 20 gallon factory tank and it take 4 bolts at the back and 3 towards the front to lower it. My bet is if you put a jack under it lower it a few inches you will be able to reattach your sender wire without having to mess with taking off the filler and vent hose. If you do end up having to deal with the hoses save yourself the headache and take off the 3 screws that hold on the filler cap assembly and disconnect the hoses there. As with any cj I applied plenty of penetrating oil to all the bolts/screw first.
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Ok like I said, I know how to take the tank out, I just want to remove the strap alone if that's possible. Keep in mind tub is off too. Or is there no way to remove the strap without dropping the kid?
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post #13 of 13 Old 05-10-2013, 01:28 PM
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^ my Strap was bolted in and yes you could have probably got it off without lowering the tank very much. But I am not sure if all tanks are like mine it kinda looked rigged.
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