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    Gas Lid

    What did you guys use to bolt the gas pipe to the new location and to finish it off with a nice look (Daves car) and did you use the fiero mechanism for it and if so how did you do it? thx austin

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    Austin:

    Thanks for the complement.

    Here is how I put mine together.* It might provide some tips for your car.

    I did disassemble the pipe from the tank and shorten it to fit where I needed the opening.* I used fuel line from a marine store to join the parts back together in a safe fashion.* I made a bracket to mount the pipe to the Fiero frame so I would not look like Dale Jr. if someone where to tap the car at that point.* See photo.

    Then I trimmed the Fiero gas bucket and used JB Weld to attach it to the inside of the fender,* The gas flap in my case is a piece of aluminum sail boat mast attached to the Fiero fuel door (shapped like the 355 to fit) with JB Weld.* All of the stock Fiero cables and parts can be used in this method.* The gas cap is painted silver to look like the 355.*If something breaks later on you can simply re-use the Sail Boat part and Fiero gas filler parts. This is very easy to do. I hope I have been of some assistance.

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    Re: Gas Lid

    Quote Originally Posted by The Sicilian Jr.
    What did you guys use to bolt the gas pipe to the new location and to finish it off with a nice look (Daves car) and did you use the fiero mechanism for it and if so how did you do it? thx austin
    I used the Fiero lid and mechanism if you put the lid in the oven at 350% you can bend it to the shape you need then comes the fun part I used my porter power and bent the gas tub forward so I did not even have to disconnect the line then glassed the housing to the back of the quarter panel

    It works great and if it brakes I just bend another Fiero one and its done no special crap to have to make or buy again.

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    Austin,
    I used the fiero lid and the filler panel. This will allow you to simple bolt on the door and even retain the fieros gas door opener. What I did was grind off the lip around the filler housing to allow the gas door to sit flush with the rear quater and then I fiberglassed it into place. For the gas door, I used a propane torch to heat up the plastic and bent it into shape. I do think the oven technique would work also... For the inlet connection, I cut the tubes (there is the inlet and a vent) and reattached the tubes with fuel grade tubing. It wasnt as hard as I thought it would be. Oh... If you use a sawsaz to cut the tubes, make sure you clean out the tubes well seeing there will be metal slivers everywhere. I even ran a magnet down the tube just to make sure I got them all out. You dont have to worry about exploding the gas fumes because a sawsaz does not create a spark while it is cutting...

    http://www.angelfire.com/ri2/ferrari_spyder/Rear.html the first 9 photos take you through it step by step....

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    Re: Gas Lid

    I am placing a fuel cell under the front hood and mounting a fuel door hinge to the large wing emblem on the front fender. That way I do not have to open the front hood every time I need to fill up. The emblem will appear to be smooth and flush mounted until I release the gas door switch.
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