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Help Finding thread on flush mounting Fiero gas cap by nightonfire
Started on: 08-20-2013 12:26 AM
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Last post by: nightonfire on 08-21-2013 10:24 PM
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Report this Post08-20-2013 12:26 AM Click Here to See the Profile for nightonfireClick Here to Email nightonfireSend a Private Message to nightonfireEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Like the title says need help Finding thread on flush mounting Fiero gas cap.

Thanks in advance
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Report this Post08-20-2013 01:08 AM Click Here to See the Profile for IMSA GTClick Here to Email IMSA GTSend a Private Message to IMSA GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I did that to my car. Here are some pics:

Stock lip on gas door surround:










This is the finished paint job taken with a crappy camera:


Just keep in mind where you see the reddish fiberglass filler, the fenders are all fiberglass on my car so you would not be able to use that type of filler on the stock fenders.

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Report this Post08-20-2013 01:35 AM Click Here to See the Profile for nightonfireClick Here to Email nightonfireSend a Private Message to nightonfireEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hey IMSA
to the rescue again. lol

Did you have to have to adjust the cap hinge to adjust the height of the cap to make it lower?
Do you have any idea what type of bondo/filler will work for the stock panel?

Also, I can not tell what you did with the "ring" did you grind it down?
What was your process if you dont mind explaining?

Thanks

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Report this Post08-20-2013 01:58 AM Click Here to See the Profile for IMSA GTClick Here to Email IMSA GTSend a Private Message to IMSA GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
In the first picture that I posted above, you can see the factory trim ring and notice that the filler lid sits within the ring. When you grind or cut off the ring, that allows the entire assembly with the door to basically fall into the hole of the fender. You have to carefully recess the entire assembly and glue it in place. In the 2nd picture, the black glue around the edge of the assembly is 3M 8115 adhesive. It is almost permanent once dry. In that same picture, you can get an idea how the filler door will recess into the fender. It is pretty simple to do and you really only modify the trim ring by cutting it off. Everything else operates just like stock.

This is what the stock fender looks like with the assembly removed:


I had a little help with a fatter lip around my fiberglass fenders:

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Report this Post08-20-2013 02:25 AM Click Here to See the Profile for IwannaIRMClick Here to Email IwannaIRMSend a Private Message to IwannaIRMEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Not to hijack this thread but whatever became of this project car IMSA GT? Is it off in some corner collecting dust or did you ever finish it?
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Report this Post08-20-2013 02:40 AM Click Here to See the Profile for IMSA GTClick Here to Email IMSA GTSend a Private Message to IMSA GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by IwannaIRM:

Not to hijack this thread but whatever became of this project car IMSA GT? Is it off in some corner collecting dust or did you ever finish it?


Lets just say when I started, I started by myself. Then came the wife and 2 kids so yes, it is 90% complete and under a car cover

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Originally posted by IMSA GT:


Lets just say when I started, I started by myself. Then came the wife and 2 kids so yes, it is 90% complete and under a car cover


lol its a race between his and mine to get on the road.
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Report this Post08-21-2013 10:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for nightonfireClick Here to Email nightonfireSend a Private Message to nightonfireEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hey Imsa,

thanks for the additional pics, think I got it now
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