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Old 08-07-2005, 06:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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skid plates for fuel tanks

is there any one makeing skidplates 4 the saddle tanks (fuel tanks) for my 87 chevy?
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Old 08-08-2005, 07:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Just put some plate in between the supports for your sliders.


















Here comes the part were he says "What sliders?"
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better idea: Get rid of the saddle tanks and install a single 40 gal between-the-frame-rails tank for a 73-87 Suburban.
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Old 08-08-2005, 08:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I thought about the burb tank for my truck, till I realized how much I bashed the frame rails off of rocks on my fullsize longbed!! I crushed my tanks, and decided I would put in a bed tank, but then I parted out the truck to build a blaze.

So, if you don't smack the rearend of the truck on stuff, put a burb/blaze tank in, otherwise, put the tank in the bed and wheel the pee out of it!!
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Old 08-09-2005, 03:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
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My '74 K20 has skidplates on the tanks. They look stock, but I'm not sure about that...
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Old 08-09-2005, 04:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Looks like 1/8" steel. They have "louvers" to drain them so they dont rust themselves (or the tanks) out.
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Old 08-09-2005, 06:37 PM   #8 (permalink)
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i want to keep the truck as stock as possible minus the lift kit and tires. i have whats left of the plastic things (they dont last long when living on a farm aka hay felds,oops'es etc.) i wanted to find out if anyone made them to save me time but i think i am going to make a set, and make it so it has nerf bars built in or something like that.


thanks for all your input.
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Old 08-09-2005, 10:45 PM   #9 (permalink)
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My truck was factory equipped with the steel skid plates. They had supports that came down from the mounting brackets for the tank. I destroyed both of them. Plus, rocks and mud were constantly stuck in them, so I had to remove the debris all the time to keep from rusting/rubbing a hole in the tank. I would say if you want real protection, build your own, but make them unbolt easily (maybe even hinged) to clean the mud/rocks out of them.
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