I still had to sort out the stainless straps for the new fuel tank.
I got the lads at Precision Welding to weld receivers (that I had turned in a local shop) to one end then threaded bar to the other.
These needed bending to fit then the threaded bar locating at the bottom of the brackets. I wasnt happy with the first attempt as the nut abutted the bracket at an angle so we took them off and welded angled tubes to the brackets. Great idea (thanks Gary).
The truck is now safe to drive again for the first time in ages :-)