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#1 leepol83

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 09:47 PM

Hi chaps think I’ve made abit of a mistake having read a few threads, I’ve replaced the complete boot floor and I refitted the tank to get the tank strap position in on the floor, I didn’t take pictures of how it fitted before, I’ve refitted with the foam washer and rubber washer on the neck and all seems nice and tight when bolted up, the only thing is I’ve bolred it through the hole on the bottom lip of the tank and into the bracket welded to the floor, as that’s how I thought it went 🙈, don’t get me wrong it’s solid and sits lovely in there and lines up great with the filler neck etc, but I’m assuming it doesn’t go through the hole in the tank having read abit in to it, can it stay like it or is there a reason it can’t ? The only other thing I could do is gently bent the lip over on the tank so it bypasses the hole ? I really don’t want to have to un pick it if it’s not nessasery! Thanks any advice appreciated

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 05:12 AM

Post some pics up, they speak a thousand words

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 05:57 AM

Unfortunately I forgot to get some pictures 🙈 maybe someone can show me a clear picture of how it should be ? Would be appreciated 👍🏻
Thank you Lee

#4 Pete - W.Sussex

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 06:08 AM

See my post of 13/4 on the MPI/SPI tech forum and replies. This might help but what you have done sounds right - although a pic would confirm.

Still haven’t got round to having another go at mine.

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 07:05 AM

Thanks Pete that’s a great help looks like you hadn’t bolted the actual tank through the hole in the tank itself which I have which I recon that’s where I’m wrong 🙈

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 08:29 AM

Mine doesn't go through the hole either.



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Posted 17 April 2019 - 10:02 AM

Damn! that pretty much concludes it 😢 thanks chaps you’ve been a great help really appreciate it 👍🏻

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 09:10 PM

Hi all I’ve been up to the mini today and I’ve had a play, I can’t see any reason why it can’t stay as it is with the bolt through the hole in the tank and through the bracket on the floor, it lines up lovely and nothing is rubbing or fowling anywhere! Is there a reason this hold should not be used ?
Thanks all I’ll try and get a picture up if I can




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