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anti rattle thing that go inbetween gas tank and straps???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by down4thakrown, Jun 13, 2005.

  1. down4thakrown

    down4thakrown 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    cant remeber what there called but the pieces of cloth like material (atleast what it feels like) that goes between the gas tank and straps is almost all gone and i was wondering if any body is using a substitute to replace that or should i go buy some outta lmc or a junk yard??
     
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    dhcomp 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    If its just to keep it from rattleing, anythign would work that, like rubber or whatever.

    I'd use some garage door weather stripping......
     
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    I used roofing felt (aka: tar paper)
     
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    an old inner- tube
     
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    When I did mine I had some old roofing felt and for all intents and purposes the anti rattle straps looked and felt just like the roofing felt.
     
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    I've used peices of broken straps before.
     
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    I have used old truck inner tubes, the thicker, the better.
     
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    The home stores sell a roofing product with adhesive on one side. Makes a good poor man's Dynamat too.
     
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    Roofing felt here. Almost (if not) identical to the roofing felt I had in my shed. Cut in strips, apply.

    Probably not a concern in your area, but I painted my tank where those strips are, since they tend to retain moisture against the metal.
     
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    i thought those strips were something special and bought them from LMC.

    i felt like a chump when i open the box and seen several pieces of roofing felt.
     
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    home depot to the rescue...

    We have used the "closed cell" pipe insulation you can get at home centers and hardware stores,that is slit lengthwise to put over water pipes(makes great roll bar padding too!)...I've used tarpaper as well...or duct tape..my dad used to get special 3M brand tape from the gas company that was used to wrap pipes to prevent corrosion--I've used that on the tank to prevent rust where the straps touch.. we've got old gas pipes we used for garden stakes for many years,and that tape is still like new,no rust on the pipes.. :crazy:
     
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    I couldn't find them either when I replaced my straps, so I asked the GM dealer parts department. He said that they recommend 3M Camper Tape. That's the foam tape that goes on the pickup bedsides that the camper sits on. So I went to NAPA and bought a roll. No squeaks.
     
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    I use cork gasket material...anything else holds moisture...rusting out the tank.
    But that's here in the rustbelt. :crazy:
     
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    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    ditto
     
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    tubed...

    My friend who has a commercial shop does lots of tanks and fuel pumps--he often uses bicycle inner tubes over the straps..he also used one to test leaky radiators before he bought a pump up type pressure tester--he simply cut one in half and clamped both ends on the radiator,filled it,and inflated it to 15-20 psi!..worked slick!.. :crazy:
     
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    Now thats a good idea! :D
     

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