Got it together as one piece. Felt it needed more reinforcing around the ring itself to cope with the torsional forces it would see.


Fits around the tank and the driveshaft nicely as well as over the exhaust. Has 20 mm clearance over it.


Making now the bracket out of some 6mm RHS as it had the same corner radius as the fuel tank strap. Has end caps at each end as well as another gusset in the middle to go around the edge of the pipe.  I am also combining a centre body mount in the bracket as well using the old mount under the floor that the strap used to bolt to. I am using rubber mounts as prefer the better isolation they give and less strain on the mounts as well. Bought a kit to suit 64-67 Chevelle convertible. Came complete with bolts and washes but bought flanged nyloc nuts to go with them.


The recess in the bush locates it in the mount. You will also see two additional holes that will take the shear load away from the mount to hold the strap in place.


Strap being held in place by the extra bolts but will have the rubber bushes each side hold in down as well. The strap remains solidly mounted like the rest of the straps. Can also see the under floor mount where the strap used to bolt that will now serve as as extra body mount in the centre.