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Old 12-12-2011, 11:51 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 12-12-2011, 11:56 AM   #2
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:59 AM   #3
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Re: Different take on the tail light gas filler door

Well done.
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:05 PM   #4
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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!!
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Old 12-12-2011, 01:37 PM   #5
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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?
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Old 12-12-2011, 01:48 PM   #6
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Re: Different take on the tail light gas filler door

very trick
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Old 12-12-2011, 02:05 PM   #7
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Re: Different take on the tail light gas filler door

Sweet
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Old 12-12-2011, 02:25 PM   #8
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Re: Different take on the tail light gas filler door

Very nice, now put a washer on that bolt in the tailgate jamb
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Old 12-12-2011, 02:51 PM   #9
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Re: Different take on the tail light gas filler door

Great job!!!!
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Old 12-12-2011, 03:08 PM   #10
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Nice job!
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Re: Different take on the tail light gas filler door

awsome, getting ready to install a tank under bed in the 72..... Hmmm
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:57 PM   #12
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Re: Different take on the tail light gas filler door

very cool...
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:01 AM   #13
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Re: Different take on the tail light gas filler door

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.
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:13 AM   #14
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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.
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super nice
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Old 12-13-2011, 06:25 AM   #16
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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.


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Old 02-25-2012, 01:46 PM   #17
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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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