100 series fuel tank skid replacement- sharing my results

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Sorry if this has been covered, but I didn’t see much info on this so I thought about it for quite a while. Thought I’d share how this turned into a 15min job for me.

My fuel tank skid was rusted and I scored a clean one used for cheap. There’s just enough lip on the tank I wedged some scrap wood (measured and cut to length) between the ground and the lips of the tank. I hammered four boards into place so they were tight on the tank, not the skid. Then I unstrapped it and slid the new one in. I attached a few pics. Hope it helps someone else with a rusty tank skid.

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I was impatient and did it with a half full tank after trying to schedule around my tank unsuccessfully. Definitely would be safer to do it near empty. I let it sit for a few minutes with the jack an inch or so underneath just in case a board slipped.
My truck is lifted a bit, but my front 2 boards were 24” and the rear two were 26”. Unless you have a smooth finished floor you’re working on I don’t believe it has to be perfect.
 

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