Joined: Nov 27, 2016 Posts: 46 Location: Washington DC
Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:59 pm Post subject: M38A1 Gas tank strap question
When I removed the gas tank strap from my M38A1 for cleaning, de-rusting and repainting, it had felt strips, similar to those that go under the fuel tank, glued to the underside, where it sits on the top of the tank. Sadly, I didn't take pictures.
Was this an original feature or a modification someone made over the years to prevent rubbing and squeaking?
There aren't any very good illustrations of the actual positioning of each strap. You will need to compare the strap lengths to their possible installation locations to sort them out if you didn't record the old item's locations.
Here's one of Gary Keats photos of his tank's strap with the anti-squeak.
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