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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 4th, 02, 05:41 AM Thread Starter
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I searched the archives before posting this, but didn't find anything.
Simple question, I know, but I'm replacing my gas cap with an SS reproduction. It has a wire circle with a screw attached. . . but what's the deal? Is it to keep the gas cap from being lost? If so, where does the screw attach to the body? Dumb, I know, but it's not readily apparent to me.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 4th, 02, 06:01 AM
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I cut mine off. It will scratch the paint when putting gas in the car.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 4th, 02, 06:16 AM
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I have the gas cap on my RS/SS convert. and I don't have issues with messing the paint up. I'll look when I get home at the attachment.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 4th, 02, 06:22 AM
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I believe it was the lower left screw hole for the filler tube flange. But I cut mine off too! The repros' cable is just too flimsy. The original cable was much stiffer and the cap just swung out (an anti-theft devise I imagine).

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 4th, 02, 07:29 AM
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Kept my wire intact. Seemed strong enough to me.

I don't go banging my cap around either, and haven't noticed any possibility of paint scratching.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 4th, 02, 12:00 PM
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I have mine hooked to the filler tube screw. To avoid paint scratches, I simply don't let anybody put gas in my Toy. Although I understand I don't have chilly winters down here, which can convince some to let the service Guy do the job.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 4th, 02, 02:39 PM
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My original has never been a problem, it is not long enough to do any damage to the paint job.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Sep 4th, 02, 02:41 PM
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My SS has the orginal gas cap and it indeed does attatch to the lower left bolt on the filler tube. The bolt has a hole in it for the cable to pass thru.
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