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gas gauge cover fuel gauge cover gas cap clear plastic top

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#1 Paulgo OFFLINE  

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Posted May 08, 2015 - 02:51 PM

I know this sounds "cheap", but I hate throwing out gas caps because the clear plastic button is damaged.  I have 3 GT's like this.  Does anyone know if replacement tops are available?  I searched epay, but no luck...  Paul

 

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Posted May 08, 2015 - 03:38 PM

Never seen one , be good to know, have several the in the same shape, have replaced all with new after market ones.
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Posted May 08, 2015 - 04:51 PM

I have seen the replacement plastic cap parts many years ago. I do not think that they were original but after market. I think it was an Army PX that had them or Western Auto. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted May 08, 2015 - 05:08 PM

Close the crack with 2 part epoxy mix and run it.


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Posted May 08, 2015 - 05:17 PM

Has anyone else seen those commercials for the foggy headlight repairs? Wonder if that would work on these.....


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Posted May 08, 2015 - 06:07 PM

Check with Glen Pettit... http://www.wheelhors...s-6-items-here/
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#7 Paulgo OFFLINE  

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Posted May 08, 2015 - 06:15 PM

Check with Glen Pettit... http://www.wheelhors...s-6-items-here/

Ding, ding, ding, we may have a winner!!  :)


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Posted May 08, 2015 - 06:22 PM

3 for $12 isnt a bad price... if you need 3 of them. If the bezel is all rusty and illegible, float dont float and the top is cracked, you can get a new unit for under $20 from stens. If you dont trust the float gauge and open the cap anyway, get a plain old gas cap without the gauge for about $5


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Posted May 08, 2015 - 07:18 PM

You might check with Sears some of the older craftsman used to have a gas cap with a float like that.
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Posted May 08, 2015 - 08:01 PM

Stens does not have the correct size with the float on it
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Posted May 08, 2015 - 08:08 PM

Stens does not have the correct size with the float on it

It's a little short just means even on E you have a reserve lol.


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Posted May 09, 2015 - 03:06 PM

Good way to look at it,there would be plenty of reserve,the stock ones give you approx. 1/2" to 3/4" left in the tank
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