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Avanti fuel door modification?

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  • Avanti fuel door modification?

    Anyone do a fuel door modification like this on an Avanti?





    I would love to do something like this, I see them on all sorts of
    cars these days, and some look close to the contour of the Avanti.

    Tom

    '63 Avanti, zinc plated drilled & slotted 03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, soon: 97 Z28 T-56 6-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves, 'R3' 276 cam, Edelbrock AFB Carb, GM HEI distributor, 8.8mm plug wires
    '63 Avanti R1, '03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, TKO 5-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves.
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    quote:Originally posted by sbca96

    Anyone do a fuel door modification like this on an Avanti?





    I would love to do something like this, I see them on all sorts of
    cars these days, and some look close to the contour of the Avanti.
    Bob Johstone did this mod on his '70 Avanti. Check http://patriot.net/~jonroq/. Click on one of the phots showing the left side of his car and yuou can see the installation.



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      Yeah, I did that....... but, (Hmmm) I think the pic of the car you showed, looks a lot cleaner. My filler was a two piece, used on formula race cars. I got it from a place called "Demon Tweaks" in England.



      In order to install this, I didn't destroy the area around where the door was, so it could be returned to the original, if necessary.
      Looks like that might be the case though, if you wanted that recessed filler.

      64 GT Hawk (K7)
      1970 Avanti (R3)

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      • #4
        Yah .. I was looking for the recessed look, flush fitting. I have
        seen some really slick looking ones on newer cars, I might have to
        make a list, and post up some pictures.

        I plan on eventually making headlight rims, and turn signal assemblies
        that match the look. My CNC guy is gungho! I might just design up a
        new gas door that fills the void, and makes that look. The CNC guy is
        a real car nut, and I am lucky to have found him!

        Think there would be any market for a clean fitting, flush mounted
        door/fill for Avantis? I guess one size fits all huh?

        Tom
        '63 Avanti R1, '03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, TKO 5-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves.
        Check out my disc brake adapters to install 1994-2004 Mustang disc brakes on your Studebaker!!
        http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...bracket-update
        I have also written many TECH how to articles, do a search for my Forum name to find them

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