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Unread 06-15-2002, 09:21 AM   #1
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gas tank lowering

i need some help--i need to drop the skid pan under the gas tank on my 82 cj7 to get to bolts holding the rear bumper on .question--does the tank have straps also holding it up or does it just lay in the skid pan ? hope i dont have to deal with hoses etc just to get to these bolts.thanks double8

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Unread 06-15-2002, 11:38 AM   #2
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The tank lies in the skid plate but is held on both sides by two straps. I know on mine, to lower the tank, I had to disconnect the filler and vent hose. What I did is just unbolt the bolts by the bumper leaving the other side of the skid plate bolted up and was able to drop the tank after disconnecting the two hoses.
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Unread 06-15-2002, 11:45 AM   #3
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My 82 must be all out of wack I had to drop it to put on the new shackles I took out the 9 or 10 bolts to the skid plate thinking that the thing had straps holding it up no luck on mine thank god I had a jack under there at the time cause the only thing holding up my tank was the skid plate and hoses.
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Unread 06-15-2002, 06:03 PM   #4
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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Originally posted by Cophgnsnuf:
<strong>My 82 must be all out of wack I had to drop it to put on the new shackles.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">May have been easier to just unbolt the two bolts holding the spring perch to the frame to pull the shackles out.
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Unread 06-16-2002, 10:42 AM   #5
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Bulletproof your right it should have been but even after soaking those in PB for several days before I took on that project I still could not get them to loosen
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