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Adding A Propane Tank Shield On Our 2007 2350

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Ron Dittmer

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Adding A Propane Tank Shield On Our 2007 2350
« on: May 18, 2021, 06:23:52 pm »
This has bothered me for 14 years.  I finally got around to making a shield for our propane tank that was always fully exposed to the rear tires as shown here.

I bought a truck mud flap from a truck stop during one of our vacations.

I measured and cut out my shield, first with my table saw, followed with a large scissors for the detail work.
I used a generic perforated bracket for mounting it.
I used hardware I had around the house including nylon locking lug nuts.
Cost was only that of the mud flap which as I recall was around $25.

I assembled it followed by a final fitting, then decided to adjust the lower-right area for improved clearance to the leaf springs and parking brake cable.

Here it is installed and the project finished.

I screwed the perforated bracket up into and through the PC wheel well liner into the steel above it.  It wasn't too thick, the large screw was able to self-tap into it.  I got lucky, in that there was a large production hole in the thick hardened steel main cross frame to allow the screw to the far right to pass through it into the steel above.







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Re: Adding A Propane Tank Shield On Our 2007 2350
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2021, 08:27:02 am »
Did something similar.  If you have a tractor supply company nearby, they sell horse stall mat by the foot.  Works like your truck mud flap.

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Ron Dittmer

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  • OwnPC: Yes
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  • Model: 2350 Ford
  • ModelYear: 2007
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  • IntColor: Cherry Green&Gray
  • ExtColor: Full Body Gray
  • Location: N/E Illinois
Re: Adding A Propane Tank Shield On Our 2007 2350
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2021, 10:53:27 am »
Did something similar.  If you have a tractor supply company nearby, they sell horse stall mat by the foot.  Works like your truck mud flap.
Ah!  Good tip.
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Re: Adding A Propane Tank Shield On Our 2007 2350
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2021, 04:32:54 pm »
Herr Dittmer,  Das ist hervorragend! 
Thanks for the information and pictures.

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