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24-Mar-02 Finishing the Fuel Door Part 2

Finishing the Fuel Door – Finally!

ImageThe longer bolts came in from MMS this week. You can see the difference in length in the bottom right photo. I ordered them plenty long to make sure I wouldn't have to order them a third time.
ImageA shot from the underside shows how it was blended into the body.
ImageThe neck and cap were set in place and each hole was carefully re-drilled and a bolt was placed in the hole as I went to make sure every bolt laid in the cap perfectly flat.
ImageThe area was given a quick shot of semigloss black from a can I had laying around and the neck was ready to tighten down.
ImageThe end result is that the bolts now look like they're supposed to!

I'll have to make a mental note of this though… if I install the rear window before I install the filler neck after the body is painted, I'll need a second person to hold the allen wrench :)

None of the other parts I ordered last week have arrived yet. I guess that's what I get for living out in “the sticks” but I wouldn't have it any other way (except for maybe a slightly warmer climate). When that stuff comes in I'll bolt down the tank and get the fuel system finished.

I received an e-mail a while back from a frequent visitor with pictures of outside door handles in an Outlaw body. I still have some unanswered questions after seeing the photos, so I'm going to have to give him a call sometime soon. Maybe then I can get those handles installed – finally!

I'm also trying to devise a clean, strong and simple way to mount the rear pan so it can be removed (from inside the trunk) and dropped down for maintenance while keeping the mounts hidden from the outside of the car. Any ideas are appreciated!