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Old 04-13-2011, 05:02 PM
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Default Dang..Gas tank straps broke. Any tips?

I swear, I get about 2 trips out of the truck, and something new breaks.

It's a '95 with the plastic tank.

I'm sweeping out my garage and noticed a broke strap hanging and the gas tank sagging.

I ordered the 2 new straps from Advance Auto and will try to get them in tomorrow.

Anyone been there done that?

Can I replace them without removing the tank completely? I'd like to just syphon the gas out, then support the tank with a jack/board. Will probably have to cut the old rusted strap bolts off (I can only imagine). Hoping I can fish out the old ones/get the new ones in without totally pulling the tank. Although I imagine I'll at least have to unbolt the filler tune from the body.

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I should also mention I was tempted for a moment to just throw a ratchet strap on it

Actually I may still do that to get the truck to the auto parts store versus carpooling with my Wife/using her car.
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Old 04-13-2011, 06:18 PM
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Default Re: Dang..Gas tank straps broke. Any tips?

you should be able to move the tank enough to clip them on. The inside should have a hook type deal, hook it in the slot then the other side bolts in
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Old 04-13-2011, 06:24 PM
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Default Re: Dang..Gas tank straps broke. Any tips?

zip ties... lotttaaa zip ties.
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:29 AM
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Default Re: Dang..Gas tank straps broke. Any tips?

Got it fixed. Pretty easy. Luckily the bolts and clips were still in decent shape and didn't put up a fight.

I ratchet strapped it to get the store. Worked fine.
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