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.