Bash Plate for fuel tank.

Submitted: Sunday, Jul 10, 2005 at 16:37
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Hi all,
Just wondering if anyone out there has removed the standard wheel carrier from underneath a 100 series Cruiser, and if so what are your thoughts on fitting a bash plate for the now exposed fuel tank. I don't know if you really need to fit one as the tank is fairly high up, but i'd be interested to know what others have done.
Thanks if anyone has any suggestions.
Ozzy
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Reply By: Member - ROTORD - Sunday, Jul 10, 2005 at 17:05

Sunday, Jul 10, 2005 at 17:05
Hello Ozzy

It is normal for some ARB/Longranger fuel tanks to hang lower than adjacent chassis members , but not decreasing the departure angle . These tanks could be damaged if the vehicle was used for serious rock sliding , but are safe for normal offroad work . So the easy answer is , look at how exposed your tank is to the type of rock work you will expose it to . If you do put in a slide plate , hinging it may give you a stowage area .
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Sunday, Jul 10, 2005 at 18:42

Sunday, Jul 10, 2005 at 18:42
If you are simply removing the tyre because it hangs too low, you might want to consider buying a split rim as a "skinny" spare. The 235/85R16 or 750R16 on a split are the same diameter as 265/75R16 and pretty close to the standard 275/70R16.

Cheers
Phil
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Sunday, Jul 10, 2005 at 21:17

Sunday, Jul 10, 2005 at 21:17
and you get an extra spare!! (have the system you speak of -one at the back and one underneath, dont have a problem with it)
Besides if the spare underneath is dragging its time for that 4 inch lift!!!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Sunday, Jul 10, 2005 at 21:31

Sunday, Jul 10, 2005 at 21:31
Hi Davoe,

Have you found anything more about the 78/79series splits fitting the 100series??? Do they fit?

Cheers
Phil
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Monday, Jul 11, 2005 at 17:08

Monday, Jul 11, 2005 at 17:08
nah mate got busy at work then they sold the broken down wagon i was going to test it on
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Reply By: Trekkie - Sunday, Jul 10, 2005 at 19:55

Sunday, Jul 10, 2005 at 19:55
I have an after market long range tank 170 ltrs plus the original 96 ltrs
Has been knocked about a bit on Canning Stock Route and Cape York
One of the seams is weeping VERY small amout of diesel
I have never seen a bash plate, but would consider one - Not sure of the design you are looking at, but the one I have is a sharp angle at the front and I suppose was always going to be damaged
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Reply By: Moose - Monday, Jul 11, 2005 at 13:14

Monday, Jul 11, 2005 at 13:14
G'day Ozzy
Amazing how some people don't read the question properly before replying. No need for bash plate as chance of damaging tank up there is bloody small!
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Follow Up By: Ozzy - Monday, Jul 11, 2005 at 14:26

Monday, Jul 11, 2005 at 14:26
Thanks for the reply, I'll leave things as they are.
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