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Trail Toys UHMW Gas Tank Skid

Discussion in 'Trail Toys' started by SMKYTXN, Mar 2, 2015.

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What color of UHMW would you prefer?

Poll closed Apr 2, 2015.
  1. BLUE

    7 vote(s)
    10.1%
  2. BLACK

    52 vote(s)
    75.4%
  3. RED

    10 vote(s)
    14.5%
  1. Feb 18, 2022 at 6:07 AM
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    AllTacosFloat

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  2. Feb 18, 2022 at 7:04 AM
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  3. Mar 2, 2022 at 7:57 AM
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    @SMKYTXN Morning Nathan. I've got the tank skid and couldn't be happier! Very well made and performs as designed. I did change out the straps to an "over-center cam device" type, but that was simply so I didn't have to try an pull hard at an awkward angle while under the truck. Nothing at all wrong with the quality & strength of provided straps.

    But back to as designed... have you given any thought into creating a UHMW or HDPE or nylon or plastic or ??? (anything other than metal) MOLLE type panel for inside at the rear cab wall? The outside ones subjected to sunshine might need to be metal, but the inside ones don't. Doesn't have to be very thick either (thus not very expensive!) and would be mostly a straight sheet. Maybe a small bend or warp at the top. Please advise if this is feasible.

    Just hoping...
     
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  4. Apr 21, 2022 at 3:36 PM
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    Out of curiosity How long will the webbing last against New England salt and liquid ice melt they put down on the roads
     
  5. Apr 21, 2022 at 3:52 PM
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  6. May 26, 2022 at 6:02 PM
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    The strap by the leaf spring rubs on the leafs. I have the grade 8 strap thing oriented how it is in the pics.
    Also how many times do I feed the strap through the clamp part? Just once and cut off the excess?
    Lastly the black plastic clamp came undone and I can’t figure out how to restring it.
    Gotta get this done to get to work tomorrow
     
  7. May 27, 2022 at 1:56 PM
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    This is what I’m looking at you can see even if everything is tightened down it’s still going to rub on the leafs not sure about turning it the other way guess I’d have to bend it to fit in that way 79511603-8022-4F8C-8B1F-5CC2771EC5C9.jpg
     
  8. May 31, 2022 at 5:59 AM
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    If you need a quick solution a piece of Paracord or cheap webbing from a small ratchet strap will hold the skid onto the tank.

    I forget why I had to improvise a strap like that, but once it was on it held untill I cut it off to drop the gas tank.
     
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  9. Jul 24, 2022 at 12:56 PM
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    Any ideas when there will be more stock?
    I would love to get this for my acess cab long bed!
     
  10. Sep 11, 2022 at 6:03 PM
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    In light of people having interference issues with the rachet and leaf spring; I found an alternative solution.

    https://www.rockhard4x4.com/product_p/rh-6000-sw-496.htm

    I bought 4 of these rock dome tapered washers, and used a grade 8 washer, locking washer, and some thread lock to properly size the rock dome washers to the smaller bolt and mount the skid after drilling holes in it. (Then lathered fluid film on the metal bits as one does in the rust belt). Now it looks like my truck has nipples! Hope some find this helpful!

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  11. May 7, 2023 at 8:27 PM
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    Finally got around to doing the install on mine, but I'm having trouble getting the strap on the front driver side set up. Does anyone have a good photo of how they threaded the seatbelt webbing through the ladderlock to lock it down and get it cinch, because every way I've tried has resulted in it not being able to tighten down. Am I supposed to sew the strap to the buckle or get a large triglide for the back end?
     
  12. May 8, 2023 at 6:59 AM
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    Run the strap through the non-cinching side of the buckle half way then use the doubled up ends to run through the cinch part of the buckle. If that doesn't make sense let me know and I'll get a picture for you.
     
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  13. May 8, 2023 at 7:12 AM
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    Thanks. I'll give that a try next time I get under the truck.
     
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  14. May 9, 2023 at 8:22 PM
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    That did the trick. Thanks!

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  15. Aug 21, 2023 at 11:17 AM
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    I ended up losing the rear driver-side strap a few days after making that last post, because the rebound clip pins on my Deavers just kept punching the buckle. Used some paracord as a temporary fix, and then added a couple of 175lb zipties later on (plus one on the front driver-side), which has gotten me through some pretty hard wheeling without any further issues, including Rubicon over the weekend.

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  16. Mar 20, 2024 at 9:35 PM
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    So the long bed one is 8” longer? I bought a long bed one but i have a short bed thinking i can cut 8” off and redrill..?
     
  17. Mar 20, 2024 at 9:49 PM
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    I think that the slots for the straps and probably also the semi-circular cutout are going to be in different locations on the one for the DCLB compared to the "normal" one for the ACLB/DCSB.
     
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  18. Mar 20, 2024 at 9:51 PM
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    Ok thanks ill just cut it and bolt it on.
     
  19. Mar 20, 2024 at 10:01 PM
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    i dont know looks like it could be the same locations.
     
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  20. Mar 20, 2024 at 10:12 PM
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    Yeah, you're right. I forgot that the DCLBs don't have a larger gas tank.
     

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