Okay got the gas tank back together. Found that indeed Rich was correct, my tank will go up tight against the frame. I do not think I had the strap in the top slot the last time I put it back up. Thanks Rich for the pictures they helped!!
I had to drop about 5 gallons more into a bucket, to be able to handle the tank. I guess I will need to filter that gas, do not want to waste it at $4 bucks a gal!
But I believe the gasket was fine, I had over filled the tank which when coming up my steep driveway caused an over flow from the loose gasket on top.
The bolts did tighten down a bit better on the gasket. I just need to get the gas gauge corrected to be closer to a true reading. It is an after gauge set up (Painless), which is not always as "Painless" as they claim.
Also need to get the heat gauge to read right! It reads about 20 degrees hotter than actual. My $32 cap gauge works good however. But you gotta lift the dog house to check that one.
I have a few new projects in my van's future...
New shocks,front & rear sway bars. Then the new air tunnel to beat the heat this summer.
I am awaiting receipt of my new tunnel... I hope to get it after next week sometime.
'Cause it's just never done!