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Yesterday 11:10 AM
AlamoJeeper
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Originally Posted by IMMORTEN View Post
The only thing I can find is "NUT, Hex Flange Lock, .375-16"...
I'm with you on the mixture of what we Yanks call SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) fasteners and metric fasteners. I have had cars with a mixture for forty years, starting with a 1979 Buick station wagon. Different manufacturers have transitioned different models at different rates from SAE to metric fasteners. Two sets of tools. Oh well.

For the nuts for the tank strap bolts, the main thing is that the bolt threads are 3/8 inch in diameter and 16 threads per inch. My 1995 ZJ has a nut, a lock washer, and a plate washer against the strap. Someone figured out that using a flanged lock nut on the later Jeeps would give the production line worker one thing to put on the bolt instead of three. And one thing to stock on the production line and in the parts departments instead of three. But any combination of nut, some locking functionality, and spreading the nut's force over an area of the strap will work.

As Wingless said, here in the US we can go into a vender and get both metric and SAE. Sorry you can't there.
Yesterday 09:02 AM
IMMORTEN
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Originally Posted by wingless View Post
Just checked, mine was a Dorman 578163 that includes straps bolts and nuts.

Good you got the correct parts.

My suggestion application of never seize lubricant onto those bolt threads, to permit future removal and to decrease corrosion.

Here are my new parts painted red. I cleaned the original rubber wrap and transferred to the new straps.






Thatís good tip, I didnít think about that.

Thank you [emoji481]


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Yesterday 08:52 AM
wingless
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Originally Posted by wingless View Post
When I replaced my tank straps they came w/ new bolts and nuts. The current parts do not show those as included.

In the US we can get SAE or Metric parts from all vendors. Still a pain requiring both, but at least the parts are available.
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Originally Posted by IMMORTEN View Post
Yeah according to the eBay seller the special bolts and nuts are not included.

I just ended up ordering the special bolt and oddly sized nut from Jeep Denmark.

I couldn’t find anyone who had any .375-16 nuts in stock and unless I ordered like 200, they couldn’t feasibly order any in stock either.

Jeep Denmark only charged $13 (90DKK) for the bolts and $3 (20DKK) for the nuts, and those are original Jeep parts too.

So original parts it is!
Just checked, mine was a Dorman 578163 that includes straps bolts and nuts.

Good you got the correct parts.

My suggestion application of never seize lubricant onto those bolt threads, to permit future removal and to decrease corrosion.

Here are my new parts painted red. I cleaned the original rubber wrap and transferred to the new straps.

On mine, I cleaned and painted the parts and the area when I had the tank removed.






Yesterday 08:28 AM
IMMORTEN
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Originally Posted by wingless View Post
When I replaced my tank straps they came w/ new bolts and nuts. The current parts do not show those as included.



In the US we can get SAE or Metric parts from all vendors. Still a pain requiring both, but at least the parts are available.


Yeah according to the eBay seller the special bolts and nuts are not included.

I just ended up ordering the special bolt and oddly sized nut from Jeep Denmark.

I couldnít find anyone who had any .375-16 nuts in stock and unless I ordered like 200, they couldnít feasibly order any in stock either.

Jeep Denmark only charged $13 (90DKK) for the bolts and $3 (20DKK) for the nuts, and those are original Jeep parts too.

So original parts it is!


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Yesterday 07:13 AM
wingless When I replaced my tank straps they came w/ new bolts and nuts. The current parts do not show those as included.

In the US we can get SAE or Metric parts from all vendors. Still a pain requiring both, but at least the parts are available.
Yesterday 03:26 AM
IMMORTEN
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Originally Posted by AlamoJeeper View Post
NUT. Hex. .375-16 (3/8 inch coarse thread (sixteen threads per inch) not metric)


Thank you, and sorry I am stupid.



Why couldnít they just stick to either metric or imperial sizes. Itís just one big mishmash of metric and imperial sizes.

A lot of British cars are like this too, where some parts are metric sizes and others are imperial, with no real logic to why.

Here in Denmark; Every time itís an imperial size, you canít just get it at the local hardware store, I have to call up several speciality shops....just to get one stupid nut or bolt.

/rant over


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Yesterday 03:05 AM
AlamoJeeper
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Originally Posted by IMMORTEN View Post
...Now I just need to find some info on the nuts (Part#6034 955) that go on the mounting bolts.

I can't find any info on what size they are or what thread they are using.

Does anyone know?
NUT. Hex. .375-16 (3/8 inch coarse thread (sixteen threads per inch) not metric)
Yesterday 03:03 AM
IMMORTEN The only thing I can find is "NUT, Hex Flange Lock, .375-16"

What does .375-16 mean? ...can some one help me translate that to Metric. It seems like google doesn't even know what that means
Yesterday 02:54 AM
IMMORTEN
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Originally Posted by AlamoJeeper View Post
Try this link. I have a spare pair. Several thousand miles and an ocean away. Sorry.

https://www.factorychryslerparts.com.../52100128.html
I managed to find a place on evil-bay that had a pair of the fuel tank mounting straps (Part number# 5210 0128) in stock here in Europe.

and Jeep Denmark can get the mounting bolts (Part# 5210 0130) for 10 Euro a piece, so I can tick that off too....




.......Now I just need to find some info on the nuts (Part#6034 955) that go on the mounting bolts.

I can't find any info on what size they are or what thread they are using.

Does anyone know?
Yesterday 02:43 AM
AlamoJeeper
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Originally Posted by IMMORTEN View Post
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Does anyone know the part number for these fuel tank hangers or fuel tank straps ....or whatever they are called?
Try this link. I have a spare pair. Unfortunately, a long swim away. Sorry.

https://www.factorychryslerparts.com.../52100128.html

NUT. Hex. .375-16 (3/8 inch coarse thread)
Yesterday 02:40 AM
IMMORTEN Does anyone know what size nuts goes on the fuel tank hanger bolts?




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02-20-2020 01:08 PM
$3ZJ Installed the quick disconnects for the sway bar last night, only to discover that my sway bar is bent. May be why I have a a slight pull that I couldn't seem to diagnose. So now either Addco or WJ bar swap.
02-20-2020 11:17 AM
nick613 I accidently dropped the full tank when tearing down my parts jeep. It actually wasnt too bad, I guess the gauge was broken because it was reading empty. You can always syphon it out first.

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02-20-2020 10:53 AM
IMMORTEN
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Originally Posted by Mr. Puddles View Post
That sounds like a valid excuse to maybe replace the fuel pump depending on how old it is


Yeah I probably should..

Except I just filled up the tank...


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02-20-2020 10:35 AM
Mr. Puddles
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Originally Posted by IMMORTEN View Post
Thank you sir!




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That sounds like a valid excuse to maybe replace the fuel pump depending on how old it is
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