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68 firebird 03-28-2013 08:04 PM

gas tank anti squeak pads
im am about to change my gas tank but forgot to order antisqueak kit.was wondering if i could cut up an old pair of neoprene waders and use them to do the job.any comments would be greatly appreacated. thank you 03-28-2013 09:58 PM

Should work. Many older cars had tar paper.

68 firebird 03-29-2013 04:23 AM

thanks bob i figured that it would work im putting it in this weekend.besides gives me a use for them im a big trout fisherman and have a couple pairs that leak.nice to find a use for them.thanks again

1971BB427 03-31-2013 10:54 AM

I use old tire tubes between the tank and strap to isolate the mounts. Use them on numerous other places in car builds too. They work great, and free at most tire stores.

LATECH 03-31-2013 11:06 AM

I used tarpaper cut with a straightedge. looks OE. It is also oily/greasy and repels water,and where the paper touches the tank is also oily. Should help it from rusting out under the straps.
I would think that waders or vynil material would hold water and also make static electricity. Just a thought.

68 firebird 03-31-2013 12:19 PM

thank u for the responses to my post.the reason i thought of the waders is because i was reading what the antisqueak kit was made out of and it said that it was a spongy type of neoprene and i figured that was exactly what the waders were made of.i never thought about the static electricity they might put out.i would like to hear more info if anybody knows if they do put out a static charge.last thing i want is to blow up my car and myself due to a spark.thanks again for your replies

68 firebird 03-31-2013 12:21 PM

does any body know a way that i could test them to see if they can cause a static charge

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