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Old 02-26-2022, 01:32 PM   #43
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I worked the flanges to better match the curvature of the body.
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Old 02-26-2022, 04:47 PM   #44
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I worked the flanges to better match the curvature of the body.
That is interesting. I tried to bend mine but it is very stiff. I had the feeling it would break before bending. How did you "work" it?
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Old 02-27-2022, 06:49 AM   #45
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I did it with a plastic mallet. I did it before I installed it and just kept fit checking until I got it. I also cut rubber gasket that helped a little too.
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I did it with a plastic mallet. I did it before I installed it and just kept fit checking until I got it. I also cut rubber gasket that helped a little too.
Thanks for the reply. Shaping the edge would be the best practice. I hesitated to hammer on the edge because it is polished. I need to get going with my Blacksmithing skills.
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Old 02-28-2022, 10:00 PM   #47
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Thanks for the reply. Shaping the edge would be the best practice. I hesitated to hammer on the edge because it is polished. I need to get going with my Blacksmithing skills.



Now the job is done (beautiful work) can u fill up faster
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Old 03-04-2022, 10:41 AM   #48
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It feels good to finish a project. I am happy with how this looks. I had 2 roadblocks as I finished. First, the vent hose is 5/8, NOT 3/4 as I wrote earlier. You will need a section of 5/8" fuel hose (don't use heater or vacuum hoses), a barbed connector, and and some clamps. Second is that the block I put behind the 6 o'clock hole for the screw that holds on the fuel filler dish interfered with the fit of the fuel filler neck. I removed the block and cut down the screw to make things fit. I used 1/8 x 3/4" white butyl tape to seal the fuel filler dish to the body of the coach. I put 2 layers around the fuel filler dish then attached to to the body. I then went around the horn tightening the screws a little at a time until I had the fit I wanted. The tricky part is cutting off the excess butyl tape after the fuel filler dish is in place. The 2 objectives are to leave a clean and smooth face on the butyl tape and not to scratch the body. I used a putty knife. If there is any small spots of butyl tape still on the body after you finish the cut, use a blob of the butyl tape like a blotter, and it will come off. Here are a couple of photos. from today and below that a final list of material.





Fuel filler neck - I cut the original neck to make the fuel filler neck I used as well as a connecter to splice the fuel hose.

2" fuel filler hose - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

fuel filler dish - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

2" barbed connector - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

2" hose clamps - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

5/8 hose clamps - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

5/8 barbed connector - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

white butyl tape - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Stainless steel screws - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Very nice! Thank you for the photos, parts list and instructions.
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Old 03-06-2022, 08:19 AM   #50
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Nice work Andy, and one great write up!
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Old 06-01-2022, 05:25 PM   #51
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I’m on my first big trip since I made the fuel filler neck move. I LOVE the change. I’m traveling from SC to the northeast and for the first time, I have planned my fuels stops (planning for price and possible shortages). The result is I am buyin fuel more often than the past. The stops arre much simpler now that I do NOT have to open the slide.
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Old 06-02-2022, 09:22 PM   #52
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But....don't you miss the look on the young fuel attendants face when you open the front slide? One kid in Montana was blown away and asked if it was a transformer. I said yes it was and told him to fill it with rocket fuel.
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