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September 23rd, 2009, 11:53 PM
Join Date: 03-23-07
Location: Westland, Michigan
Tonight I got the tank mounts fabricated and mounted.
here is where I chose to mount the tank on the passenger wheel well behind the rear seat. This worked out well for me because since I no longer use the factory tailgate stop I had my choice of 3 threaded holes to use making everything pretty easy.
I needed 2 5/16-18 bolts but didn't have any but the scrap bin netted me 2 lengths of thread rod of the same dimension so I made my own with nuts and the welder.
Then for the lower mounts I cut 2 pieces of 1" flat scrap that already had 5/16 holes in them. after measuring tank placement I marked and drilled the stock to tap the holes for 5/16-18. I then cut 2 more 7/8" lengths of the thread rod and threaded each into a tapped hole in the lower mount, welded the rod to the flat and ground it down. now I had studs that would work with the brackets on the tank.
these are the lower mounts installed
for the upper tank mount I chose to use the upper tailgate hinge brace.
I cut and modified a piece of 1/8" angle I had to work with this.
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