gas tank pad

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Erikwi
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gas tank pad

Post by Erikwi » Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:19 pm

so whats the generic gas tank cushion? some kind of foam? that goes on top of the tank and below the body.
toyota obsoleted it and i do not know what to look for in generic terms.

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LowBuckCanuck
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Re: gas tank pad

Post by LowBuckCanuck » Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:18 pm

Erikwi wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:19 pm
so whats the generic gas tank cushion? some kind of foam? that goes on top of the tank and below the body.
toyota obsoleted it and i do not know what to look for in generic terms.
It is a rubber sheet. I reused mine when I did my tank, but if I were to replace it I would go to a home improvement store and buy a rubber mat to cut up. It's about 1/4" thick.

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Petros
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Re: gas tank pad

Post by Petros » Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:46 pm

you can use an EDPM sheet, they sell them at home improvement stores for installing under the shower tub. also, several layers of heavy tar paper would likely work, but not as durable. Perhaps peel and stick vinyl flooring? Also, they sell aftermarket sound deadening sheets in auto parts stores. One side is sticky, for putting under your floor mats (directly on the metal floor) to make the interior quiet, that stuff would also work well.
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