Replaces

1981-1997 Ford Mustang Fuel Tank Straps

This part replaces:

  • SPECTRA PREMIUM TNKST63

  • New

These fuel tank straps are new, aftermarket straps. They are just what you need to help secure your original or new gas tank to the underside of your vehicle.

If you need to replace your old straps because they are rusted, rotted, or damaged, your gas tank is falling out, or you are complimenting a new fuel tank purchase, rest assured that 1A Auto has all your under car needs!

Fuel tank straps specifications:

  • Comes as a PAIR
    • Strap 1 - Length: 30 inches
    • Strap 2 - Length: 24 3/4 inches
  • Rolled Steel
  • Treated with rust inhibitors for rust protection
  • Direct fit
  • Built to strict quality control standards
  • Fits the following tanks:
    • 15.4 Gallon
    • Gas

Note: Buyer will need to reuse original mounting hardware,

These gas tank straps make great replacements and have good cost savings over a dealer set.

In the event this gas tank strap set should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will REPLACE the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser.

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser. Please keep your invoice for proof of this warranty.

  1. Beginning the Repair (0:37 in the video)
    • This is Part 2 of a two part video
    • Please consult Part 1 for earlier instructions
    • Follow the steps outlined in Part 1
  2. Preparing the Tank (0:59 in the video)
    • Use a wire brush to clean the fuel sending unit settings
    • Unplug the sending unit lines
    • Use a hammer and chisel to loosen the lock ring tabs
    • Remove the lock rings
    • Remove the sending units
    • Remove the sending unit grommet
  3. Installing the Sending Units in the New Tank (3:01 in the video)
    • Attach the grommet, keeping dirt out of the tank
    • Insert the new O-ring for the first sending unit
    • Line up the sending unit tabs with the tank slots
    • Put in the sending unit
    • Attach the lock ring underneath all three tabs
    • Use the hammer and chisel to push the lock ring tabs into place
    • Insert the new O-ring for the second sending unit
    • Line up the sending unit tabs with the tank slots
    • Put in the sending unit, making sure the hoses are placed correctly
    • Attach the lock ring underneath all three tabs
    • Use the hammer and chisel to push the lock ring tabs into place
    • Insert the fuel filler neck grommet
  4. Replacing the Fuel Tank Straps (6:08 in the video)
    • Hold the first fuel strap
    • Use needle nose pliers to remove the rear fuel strap bolt
    • Remove the fuel strap
    • Repeat for the second strap
    • Insert the longer fuel strap on the passenger side
    • Insert the rear fuel strap bolt
    • Insert the shorter fuel strap on the driver side
    • Insert the rear fuel strap bolt
  5. Installing the New Fuel Tank (6:34 in the video)
    • Reattach the plastic protector and fuel tank padding
    • Position the fuel tank
    • Hold the tank in place with a jack
    • Feed the hoses through the appropriate clips
    • Reattach the electrical connection
    • Hold the tank in place
    • Position one tank strap
    • Hold the strap in place with the jack
    • Position the second tank strap
    • Tighten the front bolt on the strap held by the jack
    • Move the jack to the other strap
    • Tighten the front bolt on the second strap
    • Finish tightening the bolts
  6. Attaching the Connectors (8:31 in the video)
    • Insert the fuel line nylon lock
    • Reattach the fuel lines
    • Attach the lock clamp
    • Drill a hole in the fuel tank weld
    • Bolt the tank to the clamp
    • Bolt the filler neck in place
    • Add fuel to the tank

Tools needed for replacement:

    Drills, Drill Bits & Related

  • Drill

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket
  • 13mm Socket
  • 8mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Block of Wood
  • Chisel
  • Floor Jack
  • Hammer
  • Jack Stands
  • Wire Brush

How-to Video:

(10:01 min)

Tools List:

    Drills, Drill Bits & Related

  • Drill

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket
  • 13mm Socket
  • 8mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Block of Wood
  • Chisel
  • Floor Jack
  • Hammer
  • Jack Stands
  • Wire Brush



This part replaces:

  • SPECTRA PREMIUM TNKST63

Vehicle Fit

  • 1981-1997 Ford Mustang Fuel Tank Straps
  • 1981-1986 Mercury Capri Fuel Tank Straps
$36.95
Part #: 1AFTS00108

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