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hoptownhiller

Apologies first - Gas Cap Lenses

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hoptownhiller
folks, I have done the search a couple of times, but just can't seem to find the string.... A while back I seem to remember reading that some one had created a way to replicate the lenses and decals for gas tank caps that serve as fuel gauges. If anyone remembers the company or the person, I would appreciate the knowledge thanks

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Brent_Baumer
It was Dutch who started that thread. I did it on a couple of machines and it worked OK. Then I discovered brand new gauges were $11.00 from the dealer and stopped fooling with the peanut but jar bottoms.

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Guest
Trying to keep a number of machines running, I can understand why people turn to peanut butter jars.

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HubbardRA
I have made a couple from the plastic coverings from things purchased at garden supply and hardware stores. When I open the container, if the plastic covering is shaped right for a gas cap cover, I save it. You can get some interesting looking shapes that way. The last one I made had a raised point in the center that stuck up about 1/2 inch. Just keep the old eyes open. Lots of usable junk out there.

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IronPony
If you do go ahead and make the repair, remember to put a pin hole in it or you may not be able to draw gas due to a vacuum forming. Even though new ones are available, it is always fun to DIY a little. Dan aka IronPony

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