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Gas tank strap snapped. Advice?

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Old 08-08-2010, 10:45 AM
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Default Gas tank strap snapped. Advice?

Well driving home today, I hear some banging going on under the truck. Pulled over and saw one of the gas tank straps snapped. I was lucky that I was real close to my house so I drove it super slow and made it. Anyway, I'm sure its not that hard of a job, but wondering if anyone has done it, and if there are any tips/tricks to make it easier. Also where to buy new ones would help. I have a long bed, and therefore I have the bigger tank, dont know if that matters.
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I have seen Mopar gas tank straps, new on eBay. Although, I never changed the straps so I know how hard it would be.
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ratchet strap? Oprah's belt?
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its the rear strap. I just looked quickly, looks like there are 2 straps, its the aft one.
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Yeah, the rear strap on mine rusted out, so i need to replace them also. I seen on ebay they had replacements for $14.99 I will go to the dealership and see how much they want them there. Prob like $40 because its a darn dealership...
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where are you seeing those on ebay for 14.99? The ones I see are all 40-50.
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rockauto has em for 35, not sure how much shipping
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So I was able to grab the straps from my dealership for a decent price. Been trying for hours to get the bolt out of the broken one. I hate rust.
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I hate rust.
You and me both man...
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I hate rust.
You might like CRC Freeze-Off.
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