DIY widebody gas cap from OEM

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DIY widebody gas cap from OEM

Postby marley4us » Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:53 pm

So I actually started some work on the AE86. getting the OEM Gas cap to fit the widebody
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Remove the two screws with a screwdriver that hold the gas cap to the car

Found a piece of aluminum tubing. But you could use steel or probably even plastic lol. Then Found some longer bolts M5-.80x40 class 8.8 from lows ( i had in bucket of bolts) and cut the aluminum tubing to space it. I also used a washer to hold it in place. These size bolt fitted my gas cap perfect to space it to my origin 35mm over fenders, but it will very from car to car so measure lol

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Then remove the lock that is attached to the gas cap with a 10mm socket.
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removed
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Get a piece of steel or aluminum ( i used aluminum since i had it, and its easier to form)
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Bend it to the shape of the lock
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Cut it down, and mark it where the bolt hole is
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drill ur hole
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test fit it, and measure for how far out you want the gas cap to close so its flush with the widebody
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Drill you second hole larger so it will allow for the door lock to slip in
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Bend it and adjust it, it may take a few trys but its easier to work with, and you can get it flush
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Done :0) and practally free
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1985 Corolla Hatch widebody w/ SR20det (The Project)
1993 5SGTE stroker widebody MR2 Turbo (drag car)
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Re: DIY widebody gas cap from OEM

Postby carbd7age » Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:04 am

I like the tape on the end of the ratchet! Presumably to prevent scratching?
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Re: DIY widebody gas cap from OEM

Postby ga_goosh » Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:58 pm

wow i would do this if i ever did a wide body rolla. nice looks good
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Re: DIY widebody gas cap from OEM

Postby KonaTrueno723 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:31 pm

Nice..!
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Re: DIY widebody gas cap from OEM

Postby SidekickChuck » Tue Jul 09, 2013 3:57 pm

Time to find a new image host or upgrade Marley
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Re: DIY widebody gas cap from OEM

Postby marley4us » Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:08 pm

pics are back
1985 Corolla Hatch widebody w/ SR20det (The Project)
1993 5SGTE stroker widebody MR2 Turbo (drag car)
2002 Miata SE hardtop (daily Driver)
1994 4runner (The truck)

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