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Gas Cap Relocation -- PICS!!

Well, since I'm filling in the gas cap door on the car, we had to come up with a way to put gas in it. We've cut out a hole in the inner fender in the trunk and are putting a Bullitt gas cap in there.

These pics are just of the trial fit. We'll smooth out the carpet stuff before it's finished so it won't look all bunched up and wrinkled.




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pretty cool.
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that is one of the coolest ideas i've seen in a long time.. almost makes up for you taking off all the side molding i still think ya should have left the side molding, but just filled in the ridges like you did on the front bumper.

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Yea good idea. But if gas drips won't it get in you trunk? Causing everything to smell like gas?


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hehe I was thinkin the same thing
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yeah thats cool , would have never thought of doing something like that way cool


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ahhhh..... Put it in the DASH just like the Winabego in "Spaceballs" so you can dump a can of "Liquid Schwarts" in the tank while on the go for some extra kick.
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Yea good idea. But if gas drips won't it get in you trunk? Causing everything to smell like gas?
Yeah, I thought about that, but I figure since it's not a daily driver, it won't be THAT bad. I keep a roll of blue shop towels in the trunk anyway, so I just hold one under the end of the nozzle when I fill up. No biggie really. I'll just have to be more careful than normal. But I do think it's just awesome looking.

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That's cool .

Yep, you just have to be a bit more careful then normal.

I'm looking forward to seeing the pics, as I have a body job to do next spring, and want to take some cues from your car (shaved handles, gas cap, mouldings, etc.).

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Going to the voice of dissent on this one...

I don't know about opening the trunk every time I fill up. And any spillage, or backsplash if the tank is filled... I don't know how much breathing, if any, that happens around the cap... but if there is, it's going to be trapped in the truck area. That doesn't sound safe to me.

What about hiding it behind the license plate like some cars do?

Looks cool, but...

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Hmmm, you fill up, close the trunk. (fumes are captured inside). You get in and start the car. The stereo amp coming on ignites the fumes... BOOM.
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Re: Going to the voice of dissent on this one...

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What about hiding it behind the license plate like some cars do?
think about that, and then ask again

behind the license plate.. uhhhh, where? it'd STILL be in the trunk..

i saw a new beetle that someone modified the gas tank to be under the taillight.. the light hinges open to reveal the tank nozzle.

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Re: Re: Going to the voice of dissent on this one...

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think about that, and then ask again

behind the license plate.. uhhhh, where? it'd STILL be in the trunk..

i saw a new beetle that someone modified the gas tank to be under the taillight.. the light hinges open to reveal the tank nozzle.
thats like the old '56 chevys.

my only question would be can you actually get the pump handle in there to fill it? with the wierd design of some of the newer gas nosles that might not fit in there with the hose and all. i dunno.

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What about putting it on the top of the trunk like older cars?
Like this...

The only problem is you will need to make it come up though the trunk, then make some type of seal so when the trunk is closed its sealed but so you can still open the trunk too. I think it might work really good. Just might look like crap on a Tbird.
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Okay, I thought about it again...

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think about that, and then ask again
When I was younger, I remember seeing a lot of cars with it behind the license plate. The plate was on a hinge at the bottom of a license plate frame, and when you wanted to fill up, you just tilted the plate forward and there was the cap.

It's actually a cleaner design when you think about it. No extra seams or doors on the fender. Which fits in with what Sir William is doing with his car anyway.

I guess my main point would be to not encourage people to put it in the trunk, it just feels like an unnecessary risk... but that's just me.

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oh, i know some older cars have it behind the license plate, but think behind the license plate in our cars.. it'd still be in the trunk.. when you pop the trunk, now you have a big nozzle right at the edge.

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Okay, I thought about it again...
Then you'd realize that we don't have F bodies. Our liscence plates are mounted on our trunks. The cars your thinking of have the liscence plates mounted to the body. Your missing the point of why it wouldn't work.
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gotta love them 69 chargers, ill have one hemi orange with a flag on top and a giant 01 on the doors

anywho, yeah looks cool sir W.
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gotta love them 69 chargers, ill have one hemi orange with a flag on top and a giant 01 on the doors

anywho, yeah looks cool sir W.
Thats my girlfriend's dad's car. Its an original 69 charger. Right next to it is a custom 70 GTX that is his car too. Both are beautifil cars.
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You guys are right

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Your missing the point of why it wouldn't work.
I kept thinking that the trunk was cut out around the plate...

There's no way to install it back there without a lot of customizing work.

Aside from that, I still don't think it's a good idea to have it IN the trunk. Actually that custom cap looks fantastic, and the best and safest bet would be to probably leave it on the side of the car.

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I thought about the fumes issue. The vent will still be to the inner fenderwell. I'm going to put a rubber liner on the cap so it will be closer to air-tight. The only fumes will then come when I have the screw-on cap opened. That will only be when the trunk is open. The fumes given off when filling the tank will be dispersed in the trunk. I'll just leave it open for a minute or two to let them dissipate. No biggie.

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just hope you don't have a crapload of stuff in the trunk and you run out of gas.. then you gotta lug everything out of it

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just hope you don't have a crapload of stuff in the trunk and you run out of gas.. then you gotta lug everything out of it
Yeah...thought of that too. But I don't usually have much in there except when I go on a trip or to a show. I'll just have to make do.

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I'm going to have to agree with MarksM on this one, and not risk getting blown up when my amplifiers kick on.

I think the best way to try and hide it (without trying to do the trunk thing) would be behind one of the rear corner lights, make it "hinge" out of the way.

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Well it shouldn't be hard to rig up a brushless DC fan to evacuate fumes from below the filler door to under the car. Kind of like a marine exhaust fan. That would take care of the problem completely.

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One other thing to think about...

I've seen people with a full gas tank get on it a little bit, and fuel would come splashing out right through the cap. Not much, but it wouldn't take to much to become a problem in the trunk.

I'm just trying to cover all the bases.

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Newer (read: CA smog legal) gas caps are made to not leak gas or fumes. This is why when you get a smog check (in CA anyways) they test your gas cap. In the 56 f-100 we mounted the filler inside the fender we shaved everything then when it came time to put a filler in we said F*** putting holes in this thing after we spent all this time filling 'em.
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Re: You guys are right

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I kept thinking that the trunk was cut out around the plate...
I take it you don't use your trunk much?

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