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where can I get anti squeak material for the gas tank straps?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by weisel, Feb 6, 2003.

  1. weisel

    weisel 1/2 ton status

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    I need the stuff that goes between the gas tank and the strap. LMC has it, but I was curious if I could buy it localy and soon.
     
  2. HarryH3

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    Hmm, seems to me that a couple of strips of roofing felt would work pretty good. You could probably find a scrap for free at a construction site. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    I agree with Harry, thats about all it is is roofing felt.
     
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    i duct taped my old ones back together and reused them...put a flat cardboard box between the tank and skidplate so they would stop rubbing together and rusting
     
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    I used bicycle innertubes,worked OK. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  6. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    put a flat cardboard box between the tank and skidplate so they would stop rubbing together and rusting

    [/ QUOTE ] But cardboard will hold moisture and cause rust. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif Roofing felt is waterproof so it won't hold moisture against the tank. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    I used roofing felt on mine too and works fine.
     
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    I've bought the stuff from LMC and it just like roofing felt. If I had known that I would of just used some 15lbs felt.



    Eric
     
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    put a flat cardboard box between the tank and skidplate so they would stop rubbing together and rusting


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    But cardboard will hold moisture and cause rust. Roofing felt is waterproof so it won't hold moisture against the tank.


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    yes i know...i sanded the tank down since there was some rust on the surface and painted it with some POR 15 i had...forgot to mention that part
     
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    I also used an old bicycle tube, seemed to work great
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    I cut up a old rubber truck bed liner. Works great I think a floor mat would work also.
     
  12. weisel

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    Wow! losts of good ideas right away. Thanks for all the info. I found some nylon straps that are cut
    up and I will probly use those. When I do my blazers tank, I'll probly use the roofing felt.
     
  13. K5 NUTT

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    Every major city has a freightliner dealership...tank straps on a FL70 have rubber isolaters that halve a small lip on the outside edge to keep them on the strap without glue....i'll try and get a part number for you next week.

    DW
     
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    Did you ever come up with the part number for the tank strap isolator material?
    David
     
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    Its 906 pm right now...if you call the FTL dealer in phx 1-888-414-2211....ask for Dave Olvey in the body shop (fellow owner of twin K5's)...he can get ya the PN# right now...he just sent me 4 in the mail...

    Doug W
     
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    you can cut up a old piece of heater hose and use that, its what i did and no squeeks
     
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