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Old 08-03-2006, 12:36 AM
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moving the gas filler tube

hey all been awhile for me, But I'm trying to move my gas filler tube from the side of the car to the rear behind the tail light. This will be done on a 2003 Monte Carlo SS. the way it is now the tank is on the drivers side of the car with a ugly door there. would like to move it and fill the door in.
the idea is to do like the old 56 Chevy's were with their filler tubes.
Would like to find away to make it so i can access the tank with out having to empty the trunk and also make it so it is not obvious what has been done.
Any help would be great on this topic thanks!!

now for all the questions that have came to mind right now.
I have not done this but thought of it and really would like to do it. I'm planning on repainting the car shortly anyway thanks to a few door dings and also to add the flames on the front.

Need to know is there anything i need to worry about in the sens of tubing to use etc..?

other then the normal obvious issues is there something i might have to look out for.

would it be better to go up threw the fender or the trunk? threw it would litterly only be the sheet metal from the trunk pan being between it and the fender well.

ideas on how to hinge the tail light would be nice to hear also.

Right now it is fixed to the trunk with some speed nuts (nothing fancy) they are designed to come out so you can change the bulbs.

would i be better off making a plate to hold the light then mounting it to the body? or could i just hinge the lights it's self and be OK?

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Some thoughts:
Making this change means the car no longer meets emissions regulations, if that matters to you.
Running it to the back makes it much more vulnerable to a rear impact.
If you add a bunch of extra bends and length to the pipe, it might not want to fill.
Same thing if you lower it any from where it is now.
If I were doing this, I would not run any of it through the trunk or passenger compartment. I would use as much of the stock steel fill pipe as possible at the fill end, and make sure to use real fuel hose, not some junk from Home Depot. I would add extra hose at the tank end so a crash wouldn't be as likely to pull it off.
And I would try real hard to not get rear ended.
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