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well, one of the fuel tank straps snapped today. i need some help trying to determine what i need. the plaque on the tank is missing, so i dont know how big it is, although i seem to remember that it is about 40 gallons. since i am suspicious of the fuel gauge (it didnt work when i bought it, and while i "fixed it", i am not sure of the accuracy of the system), i tend to keep the tank pretty full.

the truck is an R688T, with a "round" black tank with a step notched into it. it is 32 inches wide, and 24 inches in diameter. the strap appears to be about 44 inches long, not including the T shaped bolt on the top.

i need a part number, either from mack or a reasonable aftermarket part. i assume i will need to replace the padding under the strap also, is that correct? should i replace the bolt on the top?

is there a trick to doing this?

thanx for any help . . . .


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Fuel tank straps....., 8MB279P11 - 40.5" t bar both ends, 8MB279P9 - 43" t bar both ends, 8MB2010 - 43" t bar both ends bright stainless, 8MB29304P17 - 47.5" t bar both ends, 8MB343 - t bar both ends bright stainless. I dont have any numbers for a t bar on one end only under 54.5" long sorry, these are old Makc part numbers any dealer should be able to cross to a World ID number, or call Bill or John at Winrock Truck Parts and they will ship you one 800-676-0052, they carry aftermarket and new old stock Mack parts and if they dont have it they can get it cheaper than Mack. (Sorry Barry)

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