Thanks, I'll have to have a look for that opening, i was thinking I'd have to drill a hole through the bed side to run the wires through. Opening up an existing hole seems like it would be the cleaner way to go.There's a small gap at the rear-most part of the bed, just behind the taillamp, under the bedrail. You could use a Dremel and open that gap up just enough to run a ground cable through that gap, down behind the taillamp, then from underneath the truck you can ground the cable on the chassis rail using an existing bolt, or by drilling a new hole (sand the surface to clear metal first, of course)
Yeah it's actually more like an open crease... if you remove the left tiallamp, shine a flashlight upward then look through the bed and you'll see that 'gap" I'm talking about. I used that gap on both sides to run wires for my bed LEDs. I'm pretty confident you can get this to work for what you needThanks, I'll have to have a look for that opening, i was thinking I'd have to drill a hole through the bed side to run the wires through. Opening up an existing hole seems like it would be the cleaner way to go.
I was wondering about those but I didn't see any plastic tabs in the corners. Although my truck has the utili-rack.THe version of the truck that does not have the utility tracks have tie down points bolted to the bed. The threaded holes are located under plastic tabs. Those might get you a decent ground.
For the most part it'll be an auxiliary fuel tank for the truck, it holds 15 gallons so that's pretty much a full tank. Although it'll also be used for gassing up my boat fuel tank, lawn mowers etc, I'll just be using a hand pump to transfer the fuel for now. This way seemed easier than having to deal with a bunch of Jerry cans all the time and it really doesn't impact the usable bed space. I'm kind of thinking it would be nice to have a second one on the other side of the truck now.What are you doing with the fuel tank? Transfer flow?
no worries, post pics when you're done for the benefit of the forum peeps ::wink::That's pretty much what I was thinking but that'll be down the line a bit I think. It would be nice not having to hand pump 15 gallons mind you lol
I did find that crease behind the tail light you were talking about, good find that'll work well.
The plastic collects static electricity and it MUST be grounded. A cop in town had a flash fire from the plastic bed liner and spent long time in the local hospitals burn unit.I just got the same thing. I grounded it to one of the bolts on the rail system. I'm not really sure if the ground is that necessary, you can't exactly ground plastic.
I grounded, per the instructions, but again, it's not really doing much.The plastic collects static electricity and it MUST be grounded. A cop in town had a flash fire from the plastic bed liner and spent long time in the local hospitals burn unit.
You don’t want to endure what he did.
putting a red container on the concrete doesn't necessarily ground it. It does 2 things though:and you have to put those red plastic tanks on the ground when filling, according to the labels, because of static electricity.
those legs holding the front ends of those add-on tanks aren't bolted down? they are just supports that sit on top of the bed liner? if they don't have a bottom foot of plastic, I would imagine they will ground themselves after a while if they vibrate a little bit and make hole to the bare metal