What is this and is it necessary,

83CJ-8

Trying to catch up
City
Lewes
State
DE
#1
Is this angle factory? It was fastened to the top of a frame cross member aft of the rear axle with 4 sheet metal screws.

Is it necessary?
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Removed
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Randyzzz

Blown Budget
LIFETIME
CJ-8.com Member
SOA Member
City
Redmond
State
OR
#2
It protects the fuel tank from getting cut by the crossmember in case of an accident.
 
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