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    Fuel Tank Installation Question

    I am putting in the fuel tanks on my experimental PA18 Clone. They are the 18 gal ones. Question is if any one has a trick to putting the front bolts in the fuel tank cross member? I got the rear ones in and tight, and got the front ones in, washer on, and nut started, can not see a way to tighten it up. Any help would be appreciated. Also, the fuel tank covers, do they lap over the gap seal or the other way. Pictures I look at seem to have them both ways. I looked at plans, and just not clear.
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    Good question. I think our forum members gave me the answer last year. Getting old, but as I recall, you do the front bolt before you slide the tank in, and the rear afterward.

    Also, getting those straps bolted together is a two-man job.

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    you put in front bolt first and snug it...

    then you put tank in

    then you line up rear bolt with bent punch, vise grip it, remove punch, install bolt & nut and tighten

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    Thanks guys, was hoping for an easier way, looks like I will be taking the tanks back out and try this. Seems I usually get to do things two or three times on this build

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    Fuel Tank Installation Question

    Quote Originally Posted by bob turner View Post
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    Also, getting those straps bolted together is a two-man job.
    Use a small head nut


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