Fuel tank mat

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  1. prorac1

    prorac1 Well-Known Member

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    For a 1963 Plymouth valiant. What is everyone's preferred method? Just buy one through a vendor? Or is there a Home Depot material that everyone's using? Thank you. Eric
     
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    The latter and be done w/it.
     
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      heavy roofing paper works great but you have to double or triple it.
       
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        I used a rubberized front door mat to cut mine out of. Worked very well and as you know, it doesn't show once installed.
         
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          Just be sure whatever material doesnt hold water /moisture. Not alot will get there but you dont want to create a sponge between gas tank and trunk floor
           
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            I've used roofing tar paper, would never use rubber because it absorbs moisture. The problem with roofing paper it comes in rolls, that unless you're a roofer would never use it all. If you see a local roofer buy enough off him to get the job done.
             
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              You can use moisture barrier material that would go under siding on a house. I have some that is about a 1/16" thick
              and that is what my son used on his car and I consider it very similar to what the factory used.
               
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                This is what I was kind of thinking. I know the original mat is around .090 thick, so that would work well. Eric
                 
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                Order it from Detroit Muscle and be done with it ... not that expensive