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Unread 07-06-2009, 08:34 PM   #1
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Gas Tank Skid Repair / Gas tank skid bolts

So I dropped my malformed stock gas tank skid (my 2000 has the supper flimsy one). After giving up finding a cheep junkyard replacement I just decided to beat the dents out till the jeep piggy bank has more money (Just had to do axel seals, and a starter)

I got it down easy as pie. Beat it with my BFH and it came out pretty good. Not perfectly square but pretty good.

I went to put it back up and had a terible time with the bolts. Only one of them didn't just spin when I tried to put the nut back on.

It took my buddy and I about 2 hours to get it all up and secured.

Word to the wise - if you do this - buy tank straps ahead of time. I busted one of mine (even after soaking in PB two days ahead of time). I ended up using one of those universal ones on one side - its OK but not as good as the stock ones.


Does anyone have a good way to re-secure those bolts coming out of tub? I am planning on replacing the skid eventually and and just looking for ideas. Spending forever with a tiny screwdriver and a set of needle nose trying to the the nuts to tighen down again does not seem like a good time.

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Unread 07-06-2009, 08:45 PM   #2
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Best solution I can offer is to tack a weld onto the top of the nuts.
Or remove the bolts and see if nutserts can take their place.
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Unread 07-07-2009, 03:32 PM   #3
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Pushnut bolt retainers will hold the square head of the carriage bolt down in channel.
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Unread 07-31-2009, 11:29 PM   #4
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Pushnut bolt retainers will hold the square head of the carriage bolt down in channel.
Any Idea where I can get these? I checked at a couple local hardware stores and they did not have anything like that.
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Unread 07-31-2009, 11:49 PM   #5
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Any Idea where I can get these? I checked at a couple local hardware stores and they did not have anything like that.
Send Gerald an email and he will most likely toss some in an envelope for you. We have thousands of them that we use when we supply new ones with our skids.
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Unread 07-31-2009, 11:53 PM   #6
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check the HELP section of the auto parts store
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