How to relocate your gas nossel to your tail light or trunk
August 1, 2005 Automotive
(Keep in mind there are MANY ways to do this... this is just how I did it. I am not claiming to be a professional at all, I am simply letting people know how I did it since I get asked a lot.)
|Here are instructions on how I relocated my gas nossel to behind my tail light. This was done on my 1997 Honda Civic.|| ||
This is the side view of where the old pipe is and where you are relocating it.
EXTENDING THE ORIGINAL TUBE
Ill explain as much as I can on this one, since I personally wasnt the one who started the relocation, though I am the one who finished it. I do know that when we moved the original gas tube/pipe, we cut into the driver side rear wheel well to get into the trunk. KEEP IN MIND, if you cut into this upper part of the wheel well, you HAVE to reseal it, otherwise.. you will get dirt and crap in your trunk. This picture shows the new pipe coming out of the wheel well. The original pipe/tube won't be long enough, so you'll have to get any type of flexible tube, that can contain gas., and extend the original tube. Make sure the new exsiting tube is INSIDE the old tube.. and use the T-bolt clamps to really get it for a tight fit.
ATTACHING THE NEW TUBE TO THE EXSITING NOSSEL PART
Then.. you need to attach your extension tube to the original metal gas part.. with the air holes, etc.. It is important this is a tight fit, and not loose. At first, I had a lot of problems with leaking, etc.. and the car always smelt like gas, until I redid it like shown below. Below, I am using 3 clamps, instead of before I had just 1. You need to make sure its tight too, so when your taking on and off the gas cap, it doesn't twist.
HINGE ON THE TAIL LIGHT
Humm.. just look at the pics. The tail light can either stay shut by the fact that the trunk is closed, and it wont open, and also, I added a magnet to help keep it shut. I also added a piece of metal to the back of the tail lights for looks. To build the "box" that the actually nossel filler is sitting in, thats made out of metal, then we welded it to the inside of the corner of the trunk behind the tail light. If you don't weld, don't worry, just use pieces of metal to make a box and then connect them all using FiberBondo.
On my Del Sol, I am going to mount the gas filler in the actual trunk, instead of behind the tail light.. since I did an S2000 tail light swap on the Del Sol, I didnt want to re-mess with adding a hinge. So i'll be building the nozzel filler so its mounted in the trunk. I'll post pictures when I'm done.
19 March 2010 - 17:19:44 -
so you have to open your trunk everytime you gas up? kinda defeats the purpose.
27 March 2010 - 3:03:32 -
How is that defeating the purpose? The purpose isn't to make it easier, it's to make the exterior look better by removing the gas door.