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Old March 21st, 2009, 08:21 PM
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I have the Southdown rear dif guard, it helps slide over things and does not touch the gas tank.
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Old March 22nd, 2009, 11:50 AM
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Dave, the only problem with self clearancing a plastic tank is that it will eventually end up with a hole. I took a picture yesterday and will upload later. With Steel, you'd just have a dent in which case I'd just say get-r-done!

Randy, that's certainly an option. I already did my front.

Thanks Scott, I'll look into it.
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Dave, the only problem with self clearancing a plastic tank is that it will eventually end up with a hole. I took a picture yesterday and will upload later. With Steel, you'd just have a dent in which case I'd just say get-r-done!

Randy, that's certainly an option. I already did my front.

Thanks Scott, I'll look into it.
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Old March 22nd, 2009, 06:34 PM
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No worries. Actually after good look I think I'll just grind off the sharp edges on the QT guard. I dont think it can cause any damage if its got a rounded smooth edge.

http://lhsw.com/gallery/d90_fuel_tank/DSC03873

http://lhsw.com/gallery/d90_fuel_tank/DSC03875

As usual this damn project has taken on a life of it's own. Since I'm treating and preventing rust on the rear cross member and frame back to the middle cross member, I went ahead a pulled off the tire carrier and light bar since I have some rust on those too. Will hopefully get those powder coated after cleaning them up

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Old March 22nd, 2009, 06:45 PM
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Charles, how much clearance is there between the guard and the diff cover? You might be able to remove it and bend it in a little there to give more clearance between it and the tank. You might even be able to do it in place, but if you need to heat it I would be weary of doing it so close to the tank, especially with a known fuel leak.
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There is more clearance than necessary right now between the guard and the cover. I think it's a result from impact on the bottom side of the guard bending the bottom in and the top outward/rearward, and you are right I should be able to adjust it to be a tighter fit, giving me more clearance. I would have thought of that on my own. I swear. really.. ok, maybe not Thanks!

Tank is out, so no worries there. Since I'm tearing crap apart I'm seriously thinking yanking the axle and doing a sewer cap, but otherwise adjust what I have is going to be what I'll do.

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go ahead and put a pipe cap on, i think itll hold a little more 90wt than stock cover.
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Oops. No offense to Keith, but I just realized I misquoted my trailing arm brand. They are rover tracks.

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Hard to tell what the bottom of that one looks like. Know of any other pics? I think I need to save my pennies for that sexy rockware rear suspension kit!

Tyler, who sells the rovertym stuff?

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