I'm replacing my fuel tank on my 86 CUCV. The straps had rotted through and I thought I could save the tank, but when I took some of the rust away with a wire wheel it started leaking. Not a huge deal since I can get a replacement for $100. My question is about the cork looking pads that are between the straps and the tank. They need to be replaced, but I don't see them in LMC or anyplace else. What's the deal? Do people just leave them off most of the time? Anyone have a source for them (besides dealer?) Is there some generic hardware store material that would be a good replacement anyway?