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Unread 01-04-2002, 11:44 PM   #1
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Factory Plastic Tank

I own the SF5361825 FActory gas tank. I need to replace the Skid plate for this tank. I beieve it wasw an option after 1984. Either that or I might be interested in selling the tank.

Any comments on the this topic?

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Unread 01-05-2002, 05:53 AM   #2
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Rick:

A 20 gallon plastic tank was an option for later CJs. I wouldn't trade mine for anything. Big and will never rust.

How is it that you have no skidplate anymore? I only ask to suggest that if its off already, now is a good time to drop the tank, flush it, and replace the in-tank fuel filter/intake screen. My tank had sludge like you read about and the filter was black.

Anyway, check with used parts places for a replacement, or look to the aftermarket, just be sure it is the right skidplate for the oversized tank.

Also, you or a fabricator could make a pretty beefy one up to meet your needs. It's not complicated and only a matter of taking good measurements, using good steel, and making good welds.

IMHO keep the 20 gallon tank.
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Unread 01-05-2002, 04:58 PM   #3
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Since posting this I found aftermarket skid plates for the factory tank. Or, I might make a simplt box version. I am going to have to see how the tank is shaped, because I have a YJ tub and need to flip this tank around for the gas fill.

Or, maybe cut out a hole on CJ side for a new fill there. Or, is the Door hinge int he way of that?
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Unread 01-05-2002, 09:53 PM   #4
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how do you change the filter on a Plastic tank? Ive cleaned up the inside but havent seen a filter anywhere.
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Unread 01-05-2002, 11:25 PM   #5
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It's the tube-like thing, made of fine mesh, that is attached to the fuel pickup. It should come out when you pull the fuel lines from the tank.
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Unread 01-05-2002, 11:43 PM   #6
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weird... I pulled my fuel lines and didn't have a filter
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Unread 01-09-2002, 12:58 PM   #7
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I RECENTLY MADE A NEW SKID PLATE FOR MINE ITS A LOT EASIER TO DO THAN REPLACING A STEEL TANK LATER KEEP THE PLASTIC TANK AND MAKE A SKID PLATE.
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Unread 01-12-2002, 08:56 PM   #8
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I have one of the large plastic tanks complete with skid plate. Would like to sell it. Anyone interested???

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Unread 01-23-2002, 12:10 AM   #9
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I have an 83 CJ7 and I am looking to buy a gas tank at some point. Email me a price you are looking for.
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