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Old Vs. New Gas Filler Hole Retrofit


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Just had two new rear quarter panels installed on my '71 and finally noticed that the gas filler opening is the newer version with the flange and shorter filler neck.  Can the newer opening be retrofit with the older version with some judicious grinding and fitting?  Car is still at shop so I can't make a direct comparison.  FWIW the guys (mainly Ted) at Racecraft in Woodinville, WA really excel in metalwork.  Check out their website.

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Yes.

 

But.

 

Get a later tank and rubber boot.  It's so much safer it's silly.

 

And it's bolt- in.

 

If you want to, you can even use your early tank, just extend the

neck a bit, and viola.  Make it flexible for even more safety.

 

Seriously.

 

t

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Thanx Toby, but to replace a pristine older tank with the newer version (along with the filler neck and assorted pieces and fuel level sending unit) was a bit much for me to accept.  The flange was held on by about 8 spot welds--3 of which were any consequence.  The old filler opening piece slipped right on and I'm a happy camper.

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