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Gas cap
#1
If anyone has an original pop open gas cap like the one in the photo, I am interested. Feel free to message me, and really would like to find one in nice condition. I know where one is New Old Stock, but I can't justify paying the $300 asking price for it, lol.

   
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#2
I've been following them on eBay pretty constantly lately. There are some nicer ones going in the $130-$200 dollar range.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/221331204769?_tr...EBIDX%3AIT

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#3
Most pop-opens are not original, even if it came in a Ford box with a Ford part #. The original caps were discontinued during the 71 model year, and a soft recall was done for owners to "fix" thier cars by swapping the Mach 1 cap for the regular spin-on cap. Apparently the caps did indeed pop open....especially in rear-end collisions, allowing fuel to easily be ejected.

The NOS caps were LONG GONE for many years, until Ford reintroduced them as a replacement part in the early 90's...with an "update": an internal screw-on cap was added inside the ornamental flip-cover for safety reasons.
Enterprising aftermarket suppliers provided parts to convert the new version back into a 100% correct copy of the original version, but then the mounting bosses molded into the inside of the flip-lid on the new cap, neccesary to mount the retro parts was removed on updated versions so the conversion parts could no longer be easily attached.

Most of the caps today are the new versions.

In all my years of ownership, the three most difficult parts of these cars to collect were traditionally the gas cap, the 71-72 sport grill and the 71-72 eurathane bumper.
The gas cap and grill made glorious comebacks years ago...where is that damn repro eurathane bumper we are all waiting for?
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#4
I wonder how the repro caps are. I have a ford one but I ended up taking all all of the grayer material around the rivets off with layoff so the whole thing is chrome now. It looks great but not original any more.
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#5
I did not realize the original caps didn't have the little internal cap. I picked up a 'new' repo cap about a year ago and got it all installed and thought tom myself that stupid little hard to grab onto poor excuse for a gas cap is a really bad design. Now I understand it had to be that way (for the repo).

'Mike'
73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

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#6
Kit Sullivan;166580 Wrote:Most pop-opens are not original, even if it came in a Ford box with a Ford part #. The original caps were discontinued during the 71 model year, and a soft recall was done for owners to "fix" thier cars by swapping the Mach 1 cap for the regular spin-on cap. Apparently the caps did indeed pop open....especially in rear-end collisions, allowing fuel to easily be ejected.

The NOS caps were LONG GONE for many years, until Ford reintroduced them as a replacement part in the early 90's...with an "update": an internal screw-on cap was added inside the ornamental flip-cover for safety reasons.
Enterprising aftermarket suppliers provided parts to convert the new version back into a 100% correct copy of the original version, but then the mounting bosses molded into the inside of the flip-lid on the new cap, neccesary to mount the retro parts was removed on updated versions so the conversion parts could no longer be easily attached.

Most of the caps today are the new versions.

In all my years of ownership, the three most difficult parts of these cars to collect were traditionally the gas cap, the 71-72 sport grill and the 71-72 eurathane bumper.
The gas cap and grill made glorious comebacks years ago...where is that damn repro eurathane bumper we are all waiting for?

I myself am also wondering where that dang repro urethane bumper is! It would look so nice on my coupe!

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#7
kindersmach;166548 Wrote:If anyone has an original pop open gas cap like the one in the photo, I am interested. Feel free to message me, and really would like to find one in nice condition. I know where one is New Old Stock, but I can't justify paying the $300 asking price for it, lol.

I think I still have one sitting on a 71 Mach 1 down at the garage. Let me run down today and get some pictures.

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#8
Here is a picture of the one on the car and then the back of it. It is an Autolite - D1ZA. I am also attaching pictures of four more that I have for myself, two are Autolite, ans 2 are 72 Motorcrafts. You can see the pictures of the backs between the two.



Motorcity Mustang;166615 Wrote:
kindersmach;166548 Wrote:If anyone has an original pop open gas cap like the one in the photo, I am interested. Feel free to message me, and really would like to find one in nice condition. I know where one is New Old Stock, but I can't justify paying the $300 asking price for it, lol.

I think I still have one sitting on a 71 Mach 1 down at the garage. Let me run down today and get some pictures.


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Motorcity Mustang;166640 Wrote:Here is a picture of the one on the car and then the back of it. It is an Autolite - D1ZA. I am also attaching pictures of four more that I have for myself, two are Autolite, ans 2 are 72 Motorcrafts. You can see the pictures of the backs between the two.



Motorcity Mustang;166615 Wrote:
kindersmach;166548 Wrote:If anyone has an original pop open gas cap like the one in the photo, I am interested. Feel free to message me, and really would like to find one in nice condition. I know where one is New Old Stock, but I can't justify paying the $300 asking price for it, lol.

I think I still have one sitting on a 71 Mach 1 down at the garage. Let me run down today and get some pictures.

Those motorcraft ones seem nice...can you send me a PM on what it would be for me.to own one of those?...and possibly to ship both the shroud and the cap together.
Thank you for checking.
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#10
Sorry for the confusion, what I mean't to say is that those four are my personal ones for my restoration of my four 71 429 cars. The only one I have for sale is the one that I took off the green car in the first couple of pictures. I will send you a seperate message on the shroud. Mike

kindersmach;166647 Wrote:
Motorcity Mustang;166640 Wrote:Here is a picture of the one on the car and then the back of it. It is an Autolite - D1ZA. I am also attaching pictures of four more that I have for myself, two are Autolite, ans 2 are 72 Motorcrafts. You can see the pictures of the backs between the two.



Motorcity Mustang;166615 Wrote:I think I still have one sitting on a 71 Mach 1 down at the garage. Let me run down today and get some pictures.

Those motorcraft ones seem nice...can you send me a PM on what it would be for me.to own one of those?...and possibly to ship both the shroud and the cap together.
Thank you for checking.

Thanks from MotorCity Mustang!
http://stores.ebay.com/MotorCity-Mustang
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