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I replaced my rusted factory tank with a Spectra tank. When I put the tank into position, the straps fit fine, and bolt up normally. But, the bolt side of the strap (the side pointing towards the driveshaft) is touching the flange of this new tank. It looks like it is ever so slightly bending the strap around that flange. The factory tank wasn't touching the strap.

I am wondering if this is going to cause damage now, or down the road. Anyone have any experience with that?

I tried to bend down the flange, but it's tough to do in the tight space it's in and I marred up the metal with my Vise grips trying to work it. Hammering doesn't seem to do much and didn't want to take the tank back out again (everything was hooked up).
 

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Drop the tank. Grab a block of wood and hammer then bend the welded flange down to clear. Very common issue with spectre tanks
 
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