Auxiliary tank (1 Viewer)

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I bought a used auxiliary gas tank for my fj40. &nbsp:Does anyone have any experience in hanging one of these? I fits between the rear bumper and the round cross member that the shock tops bolt to. &nbsp:Don't know if it is strapped on or bolts to the body?

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If it is anything like mine (basically a big box) it is hung by straps from the floor of the body using carriage bolts. You may be able to do a better job by tying it into the rear cross members. If it is to be snug up against the floor place some rubber sheeting over it to keep the rubs and squeaks down.
 
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My rear floor is dented and contorted because the PO hung a spare tank from it using carriage bolts. Bad idea! I think you should make brackets to hang it from the frame or reinforce the floor with plate.
 
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I just packaged one in my '75 FJ40. I couldn't get the original mounting equipment, so I used a sheet of 16ga steel (bent to fit the contour of the bottom and sides.

The important point is that I did NOT mount it to the body. There is relative movement between the body and the frame. Although it is not very much, but it is definately enough to stress any mounting bracket. Keep the mounting to the frame only (attach to the cross members).

My opinion.
 

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