The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network







Register or Log In To remove these advertisements.

Go Back   The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > 47 - Current classic GM Trucks > The 1967 - 1972 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups Message Board

Web 67-72chevytrucks.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-08-2004, 05:17 PM   #1
truckintexas
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Weatherford, TX
Posts: 225
Hidden Fuel Filler Neck

This is a longshot, I guess. About 12-18 months ago I was searching Ebay and saw a pretty cool truck for sale. I can't remember the year model or the color, but the coolest thing had been fabricated. The driver's side tail light would open up and the gas filler cap/neck was hidden behind it. I think it hinged at the bottom.

I have seen the side marker light method, but I think the tail light method would provide more room and a better angle for the filler neck.

Does anyone have any information on this type of fuel filler install???

Thanks in advance!!!!
truckintexas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2004, 05:58 PM   #2
gonebad2
Merciless Butcher
 
gonebad2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: CC Nevada
Posts: 1,448
Check out this company. It's called Hagan Street Rod Parts. They make and sell some awesome fuel filler doors. Here is a link to their site. Check them out. http://www.haganstreetrods.com/

I have seen the type of fuel door you are talking about. All of the one's I have seen have been hand built. Hagan's is right down the street from my house. About a year ago, I mentioned they should make the filler kit. I don't know if they took the suggestion but, here are some alternative styles to look at.
__________________
Your Bought And Sold....I Got Your Soul!

Last edited by gonebad2; 09-08-2004 at 06:02 PM.
gonebad2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2004, 06:32 PM   #3
bouncytruck
SKINNY TIRES RULE!
 
bouncytruck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Bothell, WA
Posts: 10,814
My dad's '48 Cadillac has the filler neck under the taillight. To flip it up, you push on the reflector under the taillight.
__________________
bouncytruck 1972 K5
bouncytruck is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2004, 08:34 PM   #4
pritch
Senior Member
 
pritch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Hoytsville, Utah
Posts: 2,797
I think that's what I want to do on my Panel. I think the hinge will be real easy to do, but the latch might be tougher to figure out. I'm thinking of a magnet to hold it closed. Also, sparks are a concern if you forget to turn your lights off. Might have to come up with some type of explosion-proof wiring. I'm gonna have to do both sides 'cause I want two tanks.
__________________
'68 Panel
Project Boogie Chillin'
'68 C-10
Ol' Green
pritch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2004, 09:56 PM   #5
oldiron
Grumpy ol Fart
 
oldiron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: arlington, washington usa
Posts: 2,850
I saw one that was neat and clean the other day. This was done on a mid 60's truck it could be done on one of our years. See photo below:
Attached Images
  
__________________
W'hat do you mean my birth certificate has expired?


71 Chev 1/2 ton 4X4 LWB Fleetside
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=361222
68 Chev 1 ton flat bed
56 Chev Belair
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=410667
oldiron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2004, 10:01 PM   #6
thisolechevy
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Gainesville, Fl
Posts: 383
I saw this mod done to a 67 the other day and just thought about posting it (I did not have my camera so no pics. sorry) he had used the magnet out of a camper, the kind that are on the cabinet doors and hold good. he just hinged the side and put the magnet on the other side. The actual filler was a regular sized one he got off of a 94 sunfire I believe it was, and it fit great!!!
__________________
Man I need another 67-72!!!
thisolechevy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2004, 10:35 PM   #7
MACKL
Almost done!
 
MACKL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Woodstock GA
Posts: 194
I have the marker light fill. The same design should work for the tail light. You would just have to have the tail light tilt up or down. You might have to spend some time trying to find a fill neck with the best possible angle. Figure out how to attach the light lens to the fuel door bracket. Most likely you will have to cut into the corner post. A lot of mods but I can see the possibility.
__________________

The 1970 SWB Project

Removed 6cyl manual trans, manual everything
V8-350
Auto/PS/PDB
Blazer Fuel Tank
Behind the Marker Light Fuel Fill
MACKL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2004, 10:39 PM   #8
truckintexas
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Weatherford, TX
Posts: 225
I saw yours MACKL at the get together in Willow Park. If I can't figure this out, your type will work fine. I also remember that the inlet size could stand to be a bit larger. Thanks everyone.
truckintexas is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:53 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 1997-2013 67-72chevytrucks.com