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I bought a aluminum fuel door for my bird, and it came off of ebay and when I got it, it didn't come with any instructions on how to install it. So, if anyone out there could give me some help I'd really appreciate it.

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Rodney
 

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How about posting a picture of it, so people know what it looks like! :D

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Are you reffering to the Bullitt fuel door?

Mike Donley said:
How to install a Bullit Mustang Fuel Door on a Thunderbird

1. Unbolt and remove the original fuel door. You will see a notch in the opening, which allows the hinge to clear the fender. You must extend this notch approximately ¼ to 3/8 inch towards the front of the car from the top to the bottom of the notch. You can do this by cutting the material completely out with a cutting wheel, or do as I did and use snips on the top and bottom of the notch and bend the excess material back into the opening. Paint as necessary to prevent rust. Remove the two rubber bumpers and discard. Also remove the three screws holding the gas pocket to the fender and replace them with Phillips head screws so they won’t hold the door out from the body..
2. The Bullitt fuel door comes with torx screws for mounting, but I thought they looked cheesy, and I don’t think they are threaded enough, so I bought six 10-24 stainless steel allen head cap screws. You need 6 that are at least ¾” long. I made the top and bottom screws dummies by putting nuts on the back of the frame and ground the screws off flush with the nuts. You have to enlarge the holes in the door to fit the 10-24 screws. Also the heads of the screws won’t be flush but I didn’t care.
3. On the back of the door's frame are two plastic c-shaped pieces held on by two of the torx screws. Remove and discard these as well as the screws. Next to the hinge are two bosses 1/4 “ high that the screws pass through. Grind these bosses down so they are 1/8” high.
4. After modifying the opening in the fender, hold the door up to the opening and mark the four holes on each side with a pencil. Decide whether you want to use nuts on the screws in side the opening or tap into the sheetmetal. Center punch each mark and drill the appropriate size hole. If you want to screw into the body use a tap to thread the sheetmetal. Since the two holes opposite the hinge do not have bosses like the hinge side and the top and bottom screws have nuts on the back you need to add small washers between the door and the body to shim it out. If you don’t the frame will bend. Install the four screws and stand back and admire the view.
 

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Yea it's a Bullitt fuel door I think, and thanks for the instructions, I believe those will help me out greatly. As for the picture, I'll have to get one this afternoon, and I'll hopefully be able to get one with it on the car also.
 

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Anyone know if they make a square one that would fit on an 88 Bronco/F-series?
 

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93pimpin said:
Anyone know if they make a square one that would fit on an 88 Bronco/F-series?
Are they the same size as the mustang's, if so they make them for four eyed stangs. Just a thought.
 
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