Metal fuel hinge to replace broken plastic ones ( sedan )

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LOK15
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Metal fuel hinge to replace broken plastic ones ( sedan )

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here is something i knocked up

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you can make it better by putting plastic on the ends that are connected to the flap to prevent metal on metal contact ( heat shrink???? ) and using some washers on the screws

all i used was a simple metal coat hanger , a pair of snub nose pliers and my thumb to bend to shape.

will make a wagon one soon
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heres ozzies

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Post by Burgz »

Nice work dude, but as long as i can still buy new one's
from holden, i'l give it a miss.
Still nice work, heap's cheaper, and you can do it on saturday
arvo when the barstard's at holden have gone home!!! :D
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Post by carlosprite »

that would be fine, except mine cover fell off sometime when i was driving :P haha, could of used it a while ago :P
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Post by archangel62 »

lol, mine fell off when I stopped at the first meet of a cruse. Was pretty damn funny, lucky as though.

You could continue the wire a bit further up so it protrudes from the end a tiny bit, maybe put a really small bend in just to keep it steady.

Also if you were keen you could put some really hard bog aroud where the screws are to give it some more rigidity and less flex.
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Re: Metal fuel hinge to replace broken plastic ones ( sedan

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LOK15 wrote:here is something i knocked up

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you can make it better by putting plastic on the ends that are connected to the flap to prevent metal on metal contact ( heat shrink???? ) and using some washers on the screws

all i used was a simple metal coat hanger , a pair of snub nose pliers and my thumb to bend to shape.

will make a wagon one soon
thats my gem now hahaha and its chrome with the correct items installed
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Post by Encyclopedia Ronnie »

i dont have a pic but i made my hinge with coke can and epoxy lol worked well was springy 2
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Post by Stevo »

lol thats awesome love the ingenuity
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