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Hi,

My fuel filler flap on the body exterior is only connected at the top, the bottom just flaps about and it's steadily removing paint so until I can find someone local with the right tools and know-how to fix it I want to remove it entirely so it doesn't get damaged further, or even worse fall off completely whilst driving.

Any help much appreciated.

Sean
 

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If you have angle drill attachment, you could drill out the rivet. If you do not have one, using a hacksaw blade and by hand, carefully saw and cut the rivet between the fuel door bracket and the bracket fixed to the body. When finished, remove rivet and fuel door from body.
 

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If you have angle drill attachment, you could drill out the rivet. If you do not have one, using a hacksaw blade and by hand, carefully saw and cut the rivet between the fuel door bracket and the bracket fixed to the body. When finished, remove rivet and fuel door from body.
I was hoping for less destructive means :(

Ah well, it needs doing.

Thanks for replying.

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You can replace the rivets with small bolts, nuts and two sleeves where the bolts goes through the fuel door and body bracket... or obtain the correct rivets.
 

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You can replace the rivets with small bolts, nuts and two sleeves where the bolts goes through the fuel door and body bracket... or obtain the correct rivets.
Based on the photos from the resto thread I posted earlier theres some sort of heath robinson style arrangement of fabricated fixings and springs. I think realistically I need to get the thing in bits, and look at why it's like it is, it might be because the metal where the rivets go no longer exist...
 

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I had my 74 GTV fuel door apart and it didn't seem too overly complex or unique. Perhaps someone else will chime in and give their experience or perspective on the subject.
 
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