Fuel cap hinge

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peteatreat
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Fuel cap hinge

Postby peteatreat » Tue May 28, 2019 11:58 pm

Hi
I wonder if anyone might have a spare hinge that attaches to the fuel pipe opening. The image below shows what I would like to obtain.
Many thanks
Pete
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Re: Fuel cap hinge

Postby RobThomas » Wed May 29, 2019 6:41 am

You mean 'spare'? You can't really adapt a later cap to take this mechanism. Is it just the links you need?
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Re: Fuel cap hinge

Postby cococola » Wed May 29, 2019 8:27 am

Hi Pete, just a thought if you have no joy with the hinge how about a thin chain link that Ive seen on other classics.
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Re: Fuel cap hinge

Postby peteatreat » Wed May 29, 2019 8:37 am

Hi Rob
Sorry, perhaps I wasn’t very clear.
I have an original cap with one link attached to it. The piece I need is the second link that fixes to the inside of the filler pipe.
Thanks for your reply.
Pete

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Re: Fuel cap hinge

Postby RobThomas » Thu May 30, 2019 6:36 am

Same as the other half of the link, isn't it? Not hard to replicate if you pull it apart. File a flat piece to shape and roll it round a drill bit in a vice. You have the bottom bracket that is welded into the tube?
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Re: Fuel cap hinge

Postby peteatreat » Thu May 30, 2019 7:55 pm

Hi Rob
Yes I believe it is the same as the other link.
I don’t have the piece welded to the pipe but looking to attach a link to it to replicate the original type of fuel cap fitting as on the early cars.


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