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63 Ranchero-gas filler .......

Bought a 1963 Ranchero that had modifications done to the gas filler setup. The owner(s) redirected the filler tube to be filled through the left rear inspection panel in the bed. The panel was cut open for this. This looks like it was done because of the spil out problem. He tack welded a steel plate in the back side of the rear fender panel through the inspection opening ove rthe hole. Then he applied bondo over the hole on the outside. The bondo cracked and now I see the plate he welded.
My thread is if someone can take a picture or two of the outside of the filler opening as I can't tell what was cut---if any of the filler opening. Lastly, are the gas caps on this year Ranchero oval in diameter? The internet is saying it is round, but I think it is for Falcons not rancheros.
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It is round

If you had brought this up a few weeks ago, I could have sent you part of a quarter panel that had that part intact.

But, alas, I sent most of that lil truck to the crusher

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64/5 caps are oval for 60/3 the caps are round in shape and are curved to fit qtr panel expect some sticker shock on the correct fuel cap.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-For...dd6225&vxp=mtr

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1960-1961-19...c36866&vxp=mtr

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Thnaks guys. Now I know about the cap.

What does the filler opeing look lik? It looks the previous owner may have cut the opening, can't tell. Any pics of the opening would help.
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Thnaks guys. Now I know about the cap.

What does the filler opeing look lik? It looks the previous owner may have cut the opening, can't tell. Any pics of the opening would help.
Google 63 ranchero and click Images

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Thanks Chero...
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If you are still chasing pics. A close up of my 63 Ranchero filer.


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Thanks Jonn,
I can't tell if the guy cut the opening bigger. He bondo'd it and it came off. No big deal except he welded a steel plate over the opening from the inside. Can't tell if the depression in the body is still there to remount the pipe. Will have to remove the rest of the bondo. If not there, will have to see if I can graft one in.

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