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The gas tank puncture problem.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by DavidB, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. DavidB

    DavidB 1/2 ton status

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    Buddy of mine (ARQ) once had a piece of gravel get between his skidplate and his gas tank and then when he hit a boulder, it pierced the tank. He LINE-Xed the replacement tank to help prevent that in the future. Anyone else have any ideas? What if you put a piece of foam in there so a rock couldn't get in there?
     
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    Put the tank in the bed, or weld a huge skid plate below and up the sides of it.
     
  3. DavidB

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    Yah...you'd have to completely enclose it to keep gravel out entirely. I kinda like my foam idea. See any flaws?
     
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    foam sounds like a good idea, won't protect against boulders...
     
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    Not so worried about the boulders...they might dent it, but not puncture it unless there's a little rock in between the skid and the tank to poke the hole.
     
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    I second, third, fourth, whatever:D The foam idea. I would however paint the tank, or coat, for rust because water WILL:mad: get in between the foam and tank creating a rust promoter:doah::bow:
     
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    he said the tank got line-x'ed, that would prevent the rust.
     
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    You're right. Rust isn't too much of a prob here though. If I LineXed it, I'd prolly have 'em do it heavy enough to resist the gravel and not do the foam.
     

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