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Putting a TJ Gas Filler on my Grand.........??

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GreenZJ
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 1:15 pm    Post subject: Putting a TJ Gas Filler on my Grand.........?? Reply with quote

Can anyone tell me how to put a TJ style Gas Cap and fitting on My ZJ? Thanks
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2005 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go to Jeep and buy one.. (About $20 ..) You will need a TJ gas cap as well..
(about $30 Confused )

You take off the inner panel on the drivers side rear...

Unscrew the old cover...

Reinstall the interior piece...

Un hook your Fuel inlet and vent hose from the bottom of the inlet..
(from under the Jeep.. YOu might have to pull the fender trim to access it.)

Pull the inlet out. (4 screws) Put the TJ cover on.. (You will have to trim the center out a bit..) Reinstall your inlet upside down ...


Put some self tapping screws in the outer ring..

Reinstall your fuel line and vent tube...
(If you removed fender trim reinstall that now as well...)



Thats it....

The only hard part is getting the fuel inlet to fit good once you flip it upside down.. and getting the hoses back on...


It took me about 40 minutes and I had to figure it out on my own..

WIth these easy to follow instructions you should be done in twice that time...

rofl

Hope that helps..

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2005 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used the stock gas cap....
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can do that to.. But the TJ cap has a little leash thing that sticks into the surround and keeps the cap from getting left behind...(Til it breaks that is... Mr. Green )
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

swamp boy wrote:
You can do that to.. But the TJ cap has a little leash thing that sticks into the surround and keeps the cap from getting left behind...(Til it breaks that is... Mr. Green )


Maybe thats why I lost mine like 3 times
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't banged my ZJ up enough yet so there was no way I was running screws into the body.

I removed the stock door and drilled two small holes into either side of the plate holding the stock filler neck in place. Then I trimmed out the rear of the TJ filler housing to fit around the stock neck.

After that I put two screws thru the TJ filler housing and into the holes I'd drilled. Then, to complete the look, I cut the heads off four screws and super-glued them into the holes around the TJ housing to give it the screwed on look.

Along with the TJ gas cap with its leash it looks pretty good.

If I figure out how to post pics, I will.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool94gc wrote:
I haven't banged my ZJ up enough yet so there was no way I was running screws into the body.

I removed the stock door and drilled two small holes into either side of the plate holding the stock filler neck in place. Then I trimmed out the rear of the TJ filler housing to fit around the stock neck.

After that I put two screws thru the TJ filler housing and into the holes I'd drilled. Then, to complete the look, I cut the heads off four screws and super-glued them into the holes around the TJ housing to give it the screwed on look.

Along with the TJ gas cap with its leash it looks pretty good.

If I figure out how to post pics, I will.

I'm with you on that note. Do you have any pics of your final install, in particular where you drilled the holes, how much and where you had to trim the back of the housing? I'm actually in the middle of my install.
Thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you cant post pics email them to me and I will host them and post them for you..

deltaswampy@gmail.com
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool94gc wrote:

Along with the TJ gas cap with its leash it looks pretty good.

Cool94gc & Swamp Boy

Did the TJ gas cap fit OK? I was worried about sealing enough so as not to throw any error codes.

Thanks
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why put the TJ thingy instead of the ZJ thingy?(just curius)
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

See my sig pic... ITs been on there for well over a year no problems..

I personally wanted to change mine because the stupid cable broke that opens it.. So I couldnt open it at first then once I broke it to open it...I couldnt keep it closed..

SOooooo...TJ gas cap it was.. Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh ok,mine has no cable,"full manual" Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah hell, no reason in particular. I just thought it looked cool. I get comments on it from time to time so that's cool, too.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool94gc wrote:
Ah hell, no reason in particular. I just thought it looked cool. I get comments on it from time to time so that's cool, too.

Swampy - "You've got mail!" Very Happy


I can't wait to see 'em.
Anything else you had to do to get it all to fit right?
Swampy was talking about rotating the filler tube & vent hose, that makes me nervous Shocked .
I'd like to hear the details of your install, sounded like you didn't have to do all of that.
Due to my high "dork factor" I'm all for the easiest method.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In one of the pics you can see where I had to cut a part out of the back so the TJ fuel cap would fit right. In the other pics you can't see the cut I made.
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