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Modified JK fuel cell?

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I just got done reading the skid plate thread and was wondering if its possible to replace the fuel cell and create a new skid plate for it? Has anyone looked into it? I fabbed up a 3/16" plate to skin the existing fuel skid but I still feel that I need more break over angle.

I feel that this is the only design flaw that is glaring and even would be willing to go to a 15 gallon tank or even try to put it in the back behind the seat. If anyone has idea's or suggestions on how to deal with the fuel pump or any thoughts...
Please help me brainstorm.
Oh... I have the CAD drawing for this plate if anyone is interested. I bought the steel and had it jetted out for just around $150. Mine is completely hammered and still is holding up. I have high centered on it several times and it easily holds up the weight of the JK.
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What about building an aluminium fuel cell that is slightly shorter to fit in the stock location. Basically build a Genright fuel cell for the JK. Design it to where it tucks up into the frame rails. You wouldn't lose much capacity.
I think you may even be able to get back some of the loss of capacity if you built it to take advantage of as much space as possible. Oh, and yes I wouldn't run an aluminum cell without a good skid. I should have mentioned that before, but I was thinking of Gen-rights TJ tank, and the skid is built into it.
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