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Ron C.

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Gas tank straps on the 67
« on: September 09, 2007, 12:53:56 PM »
Were the tank straps painted black or left galvanized? Also was the insulator between the strap and tank felt or rubber?  ???
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Re: Gas tank straps on the 67
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2007, 01:29:32 PM »
 ...originally I believe they were unpainted with felt (not rubber) insulators.

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Re: Gas tank straps on the 67
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2007, 01:50:44 PM »
Thanks Kevin,im putting in the tank today and needed that quick info,if anyone agrees please post or anyone know of any differences please post! thanks guys.
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Re: Gas tank straps on the 67
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2007, 08:15:26 PM »
Were the tank straps painted black or left galvanized? Also was the insulator between the strap and tank felt or rubber?  ???

All the original cars I have inspected have had the straps painted black with no insulators under the strap. The felt insulators go on top of the tank.
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Re: Gas tank straps on the 67
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2007, 08:31:38 PM »
Were the tank straps painted black or left galvanized? Also was the insulator between the strap and tank felt or rubber?  ???

All the original cars I have inspected have had the straps painted black with no insulators under the strap. The felt insulators go on top of the tank.

Correct - The vendors somehow feel compelled to sell insulators that go between the straps and the tank, but the cars were never built that way; the insulators go on top of the tank, as shown in the Assembly Manual. :)
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Re: Gas tank straps on the 67
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2007, 04:14:15 AM »
None of the factory built cars have insulators under the fuel tank straps.  That is something that resto places had marketed to the general Camaro public.  Most of the original cars that I've seen have painted black straps.

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Re: Gas tank straps on the 67
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2007, 12:47:42 PM »
ok I hope this is correct,lmk thanks everyone ;D

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Re: Gas tank straps on the 67
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2007, 01:14:22 PM »
 Looks good  :)

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Re: Gas tank straps on the 67
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2007, 01:33:23 PM »
I still have a set of NOS straps with the tags and they are black and so are the orignal ones on my 67 and 69. I think every first gen had black straps, at least every original car I have seen.
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Re: Gas tank straps on the 67
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2007, 02:38:14 PM »
I cant think of why they painted the straps unless they werent galvanized and wanted to prevent them from rusting. ???
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Re: Gas tank straps on the 67
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2007, 03:01:13 PM »
The black NOS ones I have look like they have been dipped, just like front a-arms were dipped.
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Re: Gas tank straps on the 67
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2007, 03:41:49 PM »
I cant think of why they painted the straps unless they werent galvanized and wanted to prevent them from rusting. ???

The straps were plain steel (not terne-plated like the tank was), and were dip-primed or flow-coated to minimize corrosion between the straps and the tank surface.
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