CJ-3A Fuel Tank
(and other Flatfender Jeeps)
CJ-3A service and parts
information seem to omit some of the details concerning the
mounting of the fuel tank in the body tub. A strap (Item #2) holds down
the front of the tank and a J shaped retainer (Item #8) holds the rear.
There are 7 pieces of
"Anti-Squeak" fabric webbing listed in the parts manual that are also
to isolate the fuel tank. The proper location of
the webbing is not specified. This missing information can be found in
the CJ-3A's military
catalogs. Below is an illustration from the
1950 CJ-V35/U Parts Catalog that shows the
correct position for all the Anti-Squeak material.
was a special limited production CJ-3A made for the military in 1950.
See the Pictorial
History of the Universal Jeep on The CJ-3B Page for more
about the "V-35".
Below is a photo of the Anti-Squeak as found on the bottom of the fuel
tank from CJV35 10588. This should be exactly the same layout used in
the CJ-2A, CJ-3A and CJ-3B. The three 18-11/16" pieces
(Item #22) run from
front to back. What remains of the 6-3/8"
section (Item #1) can be seen on the right front corner of the tank
in the photo).
The next photo shows Anti-Squeak material under the fuel tank hold down
strap. This strap runs across the front of the fuel tank holding it
into the body tub. The 23-7/16"
webbing is stapled to the bottom of the hold down strap (Item #2) and
section (Item #23) is centered under the strap clamp (Item #24). A
1-3/4" bolt and
hex nut secure the clamp to the strap. The nut is locked in place
by double nutting with a stamped jamb nut.
The final piece of Anti-Squeak (Item #11) is located between the
rear fuel tank retainer and the body. The length is not specified but
it appears to be about 1-1-1/2" long.