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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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I know that the whole COG is up in the air right now, here is my thoughts...

You can get a 2" body lift, then lift the tank. Everyone is saying that 2 inches would be great, well. There you go.

Then you can lower your suspention lift to get your COG back and still have enough room to flex and build a skid plate that is flat.

I havent looked, but, it should work. Im just not at my Jeep right now to see for myself.
OOPS... guess not, sorry...( but if you cut those things out, or heated them up and pushed the plastic tank into them you might be able to get an inch or so. nevermind)
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