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Old 11-24-2009, 03:09 PM   #1
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Tail light gas filler

I saw a truck up for sale on e-bay that had the filler door behind the tail light. I was wondering if anyone had ever done this and how difficult it is. It looks like one of those things that's simple, yet complicated to pull off. i thought there might be a kit for it, but a quick googling yeilded no luck.
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Old 11-24-2009, 08:19 PM   #2
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Re: Tail light gas filler

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Old 11-24-2009, 08:37 PM   #3
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I thought Ken did one on the Balzer he sold...Ken?

I almost went that route on my 73, but decided not to...kind of wish I had at times.

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Old 11-24-2009, 08:46 PM   #4
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Re: Tail light gas filler

I'll see if I can get some pics up from the Blazer
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Old 11-24-2009, 08:58 PM   #5
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its not that hard my cuz did it on his 71
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Old 11-24-2009, 10:21 PM   #6
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Re: Tail light gas filler

im guessing that this is more likely suited on a blazer rear tank swap? i just couldnt see running that much more hose, unless im totally bored and dont have a wife to ***** about me doing something that she doesnt understand...
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Old 11-24-2009, 11:00 PM   #7
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Re: Tail light gas filler

This is how we did it on my old Blazer. The hinges were built from scrath. We tried magnets as a latch, but they weren't strong enough.
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Old 11-24-2009, 11:39 PM   #8
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Re: Tail light gas filler

I've been trying to devise a way to use a factory gas door & hinge set up to mount the light assembly to with the filler neck located behind and below the light. Something like what was done on this F*@d bed.



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Old 11-24-2009, 11:53 PM   #9
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I've been trying to devise a way to use a factory gas door & hinge set up to mount the light assembly to with the filler neck located behind and below the light. Something like what was done on this F*@d bed.
Sorry but that is 99 up Chevy stepside bed.
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Old 11-25-2009, 12:10 AM   #10
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that's rad. I remember going to a car show in my youth. My dad said he'd give me $5 if I could find the gas filler on a '57 Bel Air... I won't make that mistake again.
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Old 11-25-2009, 02:46 AM   #11
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I seen one for sell here he used the piece off a 56/57 chevy or make this work with your truck http://rockyhin.ipower.com/store/page9.html
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Old 11-25-2009, 07:52 AM   #12
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I thought '56 was the only year with the filler behind the light, 57's have them also??
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Old 11-25-2009, 08:37 AM   #13
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yep got a friend wit a 57 that's got 1
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Old 11-25-2009, 08:38 AM   #14
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55 was the only tri5 with a gas door but a lot of people shave them off.
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Old 11-25-2009, 08:40 PM   #15
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Sorry but that is 99 up Chevy stepside bed.
Nope it was from a wrecked '03 Ford Lightning. The owner builder of the truck put it behind the cab of his '52 Ford F100.
BTW the owner/builder was my former boss when I worked @ Stepp brothers Lincoln/Mercury up here.
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Old 11-25-2009, 10:58 PM   #16
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Re: Tail light gas filler

I do like the idea. And as said before, you would be much better off doing this with the Blazer tank. For ease of plumbing. Anything to clean up the exterior.
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Old 11-25-2009, 11:04 PM   #17
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This is how we did it on my old Blazer. The hinges were built from scrath. We tried magnets as a latch, but they weren't strong enough.
Thanks for posting those. I forgot to take pics today.

I like the idea too. In fact, this is kinda silly , but when Ken and I were negotiating on the Blazer. I was kinda on the fence until he showed me that.
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Old 11-25-2009, 11:12 PM   #18
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Re: Tail light gas filler

I have a question about the Blazer. What did you set up for the wiring on the light?
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Old 11-25-2009, 11:24 PM   #19
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Re: Tail light gas filler

I have been thinking of the same thing on my 83. My fuel cell is under the back of the bed but have not attempted it yet, hopefully this winter.
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Old 11-25-2009, 11:39 PM   #20
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Re: Tail light gas filler

thats a damn good idea but it would be hard with a stock truck tank on the side,to run the tubing
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Old 11-26-2009, 02:50 AM   #21
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Re: Tail light gas filler

Ford stepsides dont have that wheelarch accent (idn if that's what you'd call it) above the wheelarches. It looks to be a GM bed.
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Old 11-26-2009, 07:03 AM   #22
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Some one lied to you that's not a ford bed on that blue truck.Just look at the body line on the tail gate no 2nd gen lightning has any body lines on the tail gate its flat with a bump out for the latch.
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Old 11-26-2009, 08:28 AM   #23
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Yeah, looks like a GM bed to me too.
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Old 11-26-2009, 09:00 AM   #24
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the owner/builder was my former boss when I worked @ Stepp brothers Lincoln/Mercury up here.
Look at the shape and area above the tail light....

Maybe he was mis-informed as what the bed came off of ?

Wonder if he knows he built a mix breed ? Still looks to be sharp looking from what can be seen.....
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Or just the wheel arch shapes are different too ford is nice and round gm is more oval.
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