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Old 04-15-2015, 06:55 PM   #1
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Classic Parts gas neck grommet problems

Anyone use the filler neck grommet from Classic? I put one on last fall to replace my original aged one, and the new one is DESTROYED after spending a few months on the truck outside! It is completely age-cracked, it looks much worse than the 50 year old one I took off! Just wondering if I got a bad one, or if this is a common issue...

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Old 04-15-2015, 07:47 PM   #2
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Re: Classic Parts gas neck grommet problems

I bought mine from Chevy Duty (later ClassicParts.com) a long time ago, and it looked mint when I removed it years later and moved the tank under the bed. Don't know if that's the same outfit, or if the quality has deteriorated that much.

That's really disappointing. My original grommet never looked as bad as the one in the photo.
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Old 04-15-2015, 08:48 PM   #3
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Re: Classic Parts gas neck grommet problems

I replace mine and it survived the winter.
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Old 04-16-2015, 12:20 AM   #4
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Re: Classic Parts gas neck grommet problems

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Anyone use the filler neck grommet from Classic? I put one on last fall to replace my original aged one, and the new one is DESTROYED after spending a few months on the truck outside! It is completely age-cracked, it looks much worse than the 50 year old one I took off! Just wondering if I got a bad one, or if this is a common issue...


Looks like it matches the trucks paint now
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Old 04-16-2015, 01:17 AM   #5
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Re: Classic Parts gas neck grommet problems

See this sorta thing all the time these days on motorcycle fork boots that are re-pops made out of Chinese Rubber.

They look great when you buy em and they fall apart within a years time....seriously.
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Old 04-16-2015, 10:13 AM   #6
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Re: Classic Parts gas neck grommet problems

OH NO!

I have a new grommet I just got from CP yet to be installed. Yes, repop rubber parts can really suck these days. Guess I'll be careful taking off the old one.

Does anyone know of a better source?
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Old 04-16-2015, 10:22 AM   #7
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Re: Classic Parts gas neck grommet problems

Steele Rubber, little pricey fit really nice
http://www.steelerubber.com/fuel-nec...met-70-1942-41
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Old 04-16-2015, 12:10 PM   #8
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Re: Classic Parts gas neck grommet problems

I have installed several of these on my trucks from Classic Truck Parts, all are looking good after sitting outside in WI for several years. The one on my tow truck sits facing the sun all year long.
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Old 04-16-2015, 12:17 PM   #9
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Re: Classic Parts gas neck grommet problems

Unfortunately, the grommet is one part that I don't want to have a patina look.

I'll send an email to Classic and see what they say.
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Old 04-16-2015, 12:37 PM   #10
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Steele Rubber, little pricey fit really nice
http://www.steelerubber.com/fuel-nec...met-70-1942-41
That looks like a great resource!

Definitely saving to my favorites for future use....thanks for the link.
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Old 04-16-2015, 12:38 PM   #11
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Re: Classic Parts gas neck grommet problems

put one from them on my tk, it's never been outside the garage and it's doing the same cracking, just like my shift boot. junk!
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Old 04-17-2015, 10:38 AM   #12
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Re: Classic Parts gas neck grommet problems

I put mine on one month ago and already cracked and is splitting in half. Looking for the 50 year old one I took off to put back on.
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Old 04-17-2015, 04:29 PM   #13
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I'll send an email to Classic and see what they say.
Let us know how they respond Jay. I got other rubber parts from them in a recent order, too; like filler neck hose and wiper blades.

Awaiting the verdict.
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Old 04-17-2015, 08:33 PM   #14
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Re: Classic Parts gas neck grommet problems

When you get these rubber parts that are shizzle try the dielectric grease on them to preserve them ...it works great on window rubbers too..even in Canada
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Old 04-17-2015, 09:48 PM   #15
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Give me quality rubber parts. I handled enough silicone grease as a CATV lineman to want to keep it out of as much of my environment as possible.
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Old 04-18-2015, 12:46 AM   #16
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Re: Classic Parts gas neck grommet problems

Bought one from classic
installed on my 63
still looks good outside truck (wash. state)
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Old 04-18-2015, 12:21 PM   #17
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Re: Classic Parts gas neck grommet problems

Patch, how long ago did you install it?
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Old 04-18-2015, 02:01 PM   #18
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Steele Rubber, little pricey fit really nice
http://www.steelerubber.com/fuel-nec...met-70-1942-41
X2 . You get what you pay for.
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Old 04-18-2015, 11:04 PM   #19
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Re: Classic Parts gas neck grommet problems

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Patch, how long ago did you install it?
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Very sad I had purchase a neck grommet from Classic 18 month ago
and it's failing ....my truck is under a carport and in the "north wet"
we here don't get temps over 80deg for more the 20 days a year
this sux means i will resouce this parts in about 12-18 months
the pictures don't see it but it is cracked through out
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Old 04-19-2015, 04:23 PM   #20
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Re: Classic Parts gas neck grommet problems

I just looked at 3 venders for the grommet--all about the same price and probably from the same manufacture. anybody have a steele one? just because it's 3 times more $$$?
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