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: -1 rock target, or "I moved the stupid evap canister"


usmcdoc14
10-04-2007, 07:57 PM
While getting irritated while welding in my new exhaust I decide the rock magnet of an evaporative canister needed to be relocated. It fits perfectly above the axle with like 9-10 inches of clearance if you remove the bracket and run a flat plate from the 2 frame crossmembers.
http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/1456/can1dr4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

I used an existing hole in the first cross member and ran the plate on top of the 2nd
http://img75.imageshack.us/img75/3825/can2gz8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

The plate has tabs to prevent it from rotating and there is no way in hell that the 1/2 bolt will ever shear. Right now the zipties keep it from shifting, when I get around to it I will use a large hose style clamp. The lines WILL allow you to put it there and if you do need to replace the lines with FUEL SAFE hose from like a marine/boat place.
http://img75.imageshack.us/img75/6600/can3tk4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

why skid plate when you can get it out of your way.

nam6869usmc
10-05-2007, 05:53 AM
I'm printing your writeup and defnitely looking to do this,,,(yes, why Skid when you can move something) Now, go to work & move that D#m Gas Tank.

usmcdoc14
10-05-2007, 11:01 AM
I'm printing your writeup and defnitely looking to do this,,,(yes, why Skid when you can move something) Now, go to work & move that D#m Gas Tank.

the gas tank is in a great spot for beng out of the way of stuff. Its skid is lacking a little.

oh and with this mod you will need 5/8" fuel safe hose, stainless clamps and fittings (2 90* ones) from a good autoparts place or a boat place. It makes the install MUCH easier.