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racin69z 12-12-2011 01:51 PM

Different take on the tail light gas filler door
 
I thought I would share some pics of my tail light gas filler door I made for my truck. I saw a few on here, but didn't really like how the tail light folded down. I figured it would get in the way while filling up. I tried to go up using hinges and failed a few times. I wound up just drilling the housing and using a 1/4-20 bolt through the housing as a hinge. I had to weld a little tab on the left hand side for the bolt to go into. I also made a little sheet metal catch the holds the light up while I fill up. It is spring loaded closed as well.

Here are the pics

http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/a...z/IMG_0084.jpg
http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/a...z/IMG_0089.jpg
http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/a...z/IMG_0091.jpg

Lynn

racin69z 12-12-2011 01:56 PM

Re: Different take on the tail light gas filler door
 
http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/a...z/IMG_0087.jpg
http://i869.photobucket.com/albums/a...z/IMG_0082.jpg

Lynn

jf781 12-12-2011 01:59 PM

Re: Different take on the tail light gas filler door
 
Well done.

airbrusher 12-12-2011 02:05 PM

Re: Different take on the tail light gas filler door
 
sweet i have been tryin to figure something out on mine believe i will try this thanks for posting!!

Bert W 12-12-2011 03:37 PM

Re: Different take on the tail light gas filler door
 
This looks like a good wat to go for me as well. I think I'm getting a Blazer tank kit for Christmas. How did you set up the spout to tank?

Pop's C-10 12-12-2011 03:48 PM

Re: Different take on the tail light gas filler door
 
very trick

70cst 12-12-2011 04:05 PM

Re: Different take on the tail light gas filler door
 
Sweet :metal:

GCncsuHD 12-12-2011 04:25 PM

Re: Different take on the tail light gas filler door
 
Very nice, now put a washer on that bolt in the tailgate jamb:mm:

big_al_71 12-12-2011 04:51 PM

Re: Different take on the tail light gas filler door
 
Great job!!!!

rsavage 12-12-2011 05:08 PM

Re: Different take on the tail light gas filler door
 
Nice job!

dukcaln 12-12-2011 09:29 PM

Re: Different take on the tail light gas filler door
 
awsome, getting ready to install a tank under bed in the 72..... Hmmm

chevytruckluver 12-12-2011 10:57 PM

Re: Different take on the tail light gas filler door
 
very cool...

domeier 12-13-2011 02:01 AM

Re: Different take on the tail light gas filler door
 
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Boy, that thar is slick!

I want to do that to my stepside... but I can't figure out how to make the gas go uphill.

Dingfodgy 12-13-2011 02:13 AM

Re: Different take on the tail light gas filler door
 
Well done, Sir! I like your K.I.S.S. approach to solving the problem. Only thing I would do is get a nice button head stainless bolt to dress up what you see in the tailgate jamb area.

Liddy71 12-13-2011 02:37 AM

Re: Different take on the tail light gas filler door
 
super nice

racin69z 12-13-2011 08:25 AM

Re: Different take on the tail light gas filler door
 
I used a mid 70's blazer tank I scavenged from an old frame I had. The only issue I had with mounting the filler low instead of high was that it doesn't leave much fall. I welded a filler pipe in the D/S rear corner. I ran the filler pipe way up into the tank so that it wouldn't have as much of a chance to splash out on acceleration. The only issue I have had with it is that you have to fill it on the first click on the gas pump. I would not want to do it on a daily driver that way.


Lynn

RexDodge 02-25-2012 03:46 PM

Re: Different take on the tail light gas filler door
 
I like the light pivoting up. I am going to try this using a cabinet hinge that pivots out and up. Sorry, don't know the name of the hinge. Nice job!


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