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Post Post subject: Help Needed --> Gas Tank Safety!!
Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2011 07:11 AM
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Hello. I would appreciate some help with securing a loose gas tank. PO mounted the stock '69 gas tank using 1" angle iron supporting front and rear of the tank. The rear is welded to the angle iron so it's secure, but the front is just sitting on the angle iron and I can hear the edge of the tank rubbing against the inside of the angle iron.

I'm looking for some ideas on how to safely secure the front of the tank to the angle iron crossmember. I thought about just adding bolts but I'm assuming drilling holes through the edge of the tank resting in angle iron is bad idea. Is this correct?

1. Stock tank is above the engine with filler tube on right rear.


2. Tank from rear, you can see the rear is welded to the crossmember.


3. Front of tank resting in the crossmember.


4. Front of tank resting in the crossmember.


5. On the front, right side the tank I had room for a bolt without drilling through the edge of the tank so I added a tab to press the tank edge against the angle iron. Is this safe or does vibration make this a bad idea?





6. Not sure how to secure the rest of the tank to the crossmember.


Thanks in advance for any suggestions.


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Post Post subject: Re: Help Needed --> Gas Tank Safety!!
Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 05:35 PM
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Missed your post as long as the tank sits in a well mounted angle iron frame four tabs like the stock set up should be sufficent. You could always run strap over the top.

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Post Post subject: Help Needed --> Gas Tank Safety!!
Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 06:23 AM
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1/8" thick x 1" wide strap over the top of the tank is more than enough Some 1" wide pallet strap would also work. Fastening the ends of the strap could be with an end drilled for a bolt. Make sure the bolt end (or the drill bit) doesn't point toward the side of the tank like in an early Pinto!


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