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Water tank bracket

Post by woody123 on Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:59 pm

Hi All, I have a 1992 for transit legend. Whilst looking at some of the rust I noticed that the water tank has a plywood sheet underneath it held on by a single metal bracket. The wood looks rather rotten and the bracket is very rusty. I was wondering if they both need to be there or if they are an add on? I only ask as it looks odd. many thanks in advance. smile!
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Re: Water tank bracket

Post by Alf on Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:47 pm

There is usually 2 brackets and the wood is to support the tank and protect it. the brackets are a strip of steel and j bolts hanging off the underfloor body work

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Re: Water tank bracket

Post by Gromit on Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:24 pm

The brackets on ours are aluminium I think. Can't say I've looked very closely but they are bright and shiny, and they wouldn't be by now if they were steel.

If you replace yours it could be a thought!

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Re: Water tank bracket

Post by -mojo- on Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:47 pm

woody123 wrote:The wood looks rather rotten and the bracket is very rusty.

My recollection of our own Transit-based conversion (but a little older than that) is that is normal but there should be two, by now very rusty indeed, brackets and the plywood (in our case IIRC it was fibre board of some sort) which supports the tank does indeed rot away badly - so it probably needs replacing with something more appropriate. If there is only one bracket holding the tank up, I would do something about it now!
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Re: Water tank bracket

Post by woody123 on Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:18 pm

Hi All, Thanks for advice. I've had the bracket re welded by the garage. So good to go to france.
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