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Re: gas tank and skid?
The stock (but optional) 20 gallon CJ tank from 198X to 1986 is poly and the skid plate is OK. It does not effect your clearance. Don't think that I have ever noticed an after market skid plate for this odd shaped tank. You can make a pretty good dent in the skid and not effect the tank, too bad about your sending unit, oh well.
You will note that I said 20 gallon, often folks seem to add a gallon or two but the fact is that it holds 20 gallons.
These are often for sale on eBay, the going price isn't consistent. You want both the tank and skid plate because it is a strange shape and that will make it bolt in for several years of CJ, likely need to drill a few holes for other years. Be careful of the shipping because it's pretty large but not heavy.
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I waisted $230.00 for one of those lousy 22 Gal aftermarket kits. I lowers the tank over 4" and the skid extensions weaken the skid so much that I nearly lost the tank after just one hit. Very poor design.
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[img]images/graemlins/chairfall.gif[/img] While I didn't actually buy the thing... I have one and yes for off-road use it's a stupid design. Been thinking about putting it in my Scrambler.