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History Gascap question

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by AndersF, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. AndersF
    Joined: Feb 16, 2013
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    Today the gascap is allmost a centerpice on hotrods and are often showed in magasines.
    But in the old magasines from the 50:s early 60:s they are allmost never mentioned.
    What where used when the stock one was replaced for any reason?

    Anders.
     
  2. landseaandair
    Joined: Feb 23, 2009
    Posts: 4,406

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    from phoenix

    Most were probably nothing fancy other than being chrome or stainless. Whatever you could find at the junk yard or parts house.
     
  3. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 6,461

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    They were all moved to the trunk or hidden on the customs.
     
  4. Adding chrome gas cap was usually the first thing I did. HRP
     

  5. AndersF
    Joined: Feb 16, 2013
    Posts: 707

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    Thanks for the replies.
    Those indicate what i allready have guessed.
    I was just curios couse i could not find anything
    about it when i search the forum.
    Allmost all other part of the cars have at least one
    dedicated thread goin on.
     
  6. since we're talking about gas caps here's the one i found for my plymouth. 005.JPG
     
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  7. AndersF
    Joined: Feb 16, 2013
    Posts: 707

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    To answer my own question.
    I been looking thru about 100 magasines from 55-61.
    More and less all cars with stock gastank seems to use a chromed
    or stainless cap as mentioned above.
    Allmost all cars with a relocated seems to have a hidden gascap in trunk.
    And those with a visible gascap the top of left rearfender or above the trunk
    seems to be most common.
    When ignoring all stock and not visible gascaps this is what i found.
    from 61
    [​IMG]
    from 60
    [​IMG]
    from56
    [​IMG]
    from 61
    [​IMG]
    from 59
    [​IMG]
    from 60
    [​IMG]
    from 59
    [​IMG]
    from 56
    [​IMG]
    from 55
    [​IMG]
    from 56
    [​IMG]
    from 55
    [​IMG]
    from 55
    [​IMG]
     
  8. jseery
    Joined: Sep 4, 2013
    Posts: 743

    jseery
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    from Wichita KS

    This is what I'm going to use on a 33 5-window. Believe they are from the mid-fifties.
     

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