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Hanging gas cap solution [5 min write up]

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Large, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. Dec 16, 2011 at 2:56 PM
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    Large

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    Items needed:
    Metal coat hanger
    Tool to cut metal coat hanger
    Phillips head screwdriver

    Cut this part of the hanger off:
    [​IMG]

    Make a "hanger" for your gas cap, tinker with it for a minute or so, and take the screw off for the clip that holds the gas door closed (mine was on there pretty good), you'll get something like this:
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    You'll notice when the door is closing/closed the hanger goes under the cap and the plastic leash fits right under it snugly. You may need to bend it a little.
    [​IMG]

    I didn't like my cap rubbing against the truck when I was filling up and it was windy, and I was bored. This literally took me less than 10 min taking pics incl.
    Enjoy. Feedback appreciated.
     
  2. Dec 16, 2011 at 2:58 PM
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    Sunner

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    You must have been rrreeaallllyyy bored.
     
  3. Dec 16, 2011 at 2:59 PM
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    KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    Wow that's an innovative idea!
     
  4. Dec 16, 2011 at 3:00 PM
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    cc350

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    Outside the box but, I just hang mine from the catch with the gas strap. Metal hanger will rust at some point.
     
  5. Dec 16, 2011 at 3:01 PM
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    Jerez

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    Creative :thumbsup: lol
     
  6. Dec 16, 2011 at 3:04 PM
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    Hey! TW is where people come to show off the work ideas they have and the work they've done on their trucks.

    If it's not your style, fine. Let it go. There are certainly some mods that I have to bite my tongue on.

    But this isn't the place for talkin' smack to each other. :mad:
     
  7. Dec 16, 2011 at 3:05 PM
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    X2

    Simple, Easy, and Free. No tools necessary.
     
  8. Dec 16, 2011 at 3:05 PM
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    rhion82

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  9. Dec 16, 2011 at 3:11 PM
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    On a side note:
    Here in Cali, gas stations are "supposed" to remove the hold-open latch on the gas pump lever for safety reasons.....

    When lazy, just stick the gas cap in there to keep the lever open and pumping ;) Is it safe? probably not, but c'mon!
     
  10. Dec 16, 2011 at 3:14 PM
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    Lol, thanks for the comments.
     
  11. Dec 16, 2011 at 3:15 PM
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    cleaver!! in nj ur not allowed to pump ur own gas and i dont think the attendants will be as careful with the cap as i would so i might have to do this..
     
  12. Dec 16, 2011 at 3:18 PM
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    THIS ^^^^^ i think the strap has a bend in it for this reason.
     
  13. Dec 16, 2011 at 3:26 PM
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    Meant no offense or dis-respect by it, I just would have never thought of ever doing this.
     
  14. Dec 16, 2011 at 4:12 PM
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    I do think about put a earth magnetic on the cap, so it will stay on the metal cover.
     
  15. Dec 16, 2011 at 4:26 PM
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  16. Dec 16, 2011 at 4:51 PM
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    use some epoxy coated rebar tie-wire...it would never rust!
     
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