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    Mostly Harmless... refugeefromcalif's Avatar
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    This thread is making wonder if I want to install the gas flap hood I bought too replace my grooved hood.

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    Gas flaps look cool, and they certainly do add some value to the vehicle because of their desirability. Personally, however, I'm not a fan function wise. If you're at a pump that has those older accordion-style vapor recovery bellows, they're a pain to fit into the fuel inlet. You end up just lifting the bonnet.

    I do love the asymmetrical look it gives to the car though. It's also subtle, but like the gullwing doors, it is something that is very DeLorean-specific. There are plenty of rear-engine vehicles with fuel tanks up front, but you either have to pop the hood to refuel, or they have a fuel door on the fender. I don't know of another production vehicle that has a gas flap on the bonnet/hood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by refugeefromcalif View Post
    This thread is making wonder if I want to install the gas flap hood I bought too replace my grooved hood.

    George
    Just put it on George for the looks. It looks way better then a plain hood.
    Like others have said you don't need to use it for fueling.
    I have just modified mine so I won't cut myself anymore.
    I think that I have seen on there website that PJ Grady Europe in the UK makes gas flap hoods just cutting out a piece from a solid hood.

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    Just got done with my modification of the gas flap.
    It was only a 10 minute job.
    Folded the sharp edge like Patrick suggested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delta DeLorean View Post
    Just got done with my modification of the gas flap.
    It was only a 10 minute job.
    Folded the sharp edge like Patrick suggested.
    Glad to help!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delta DeLorean View Post
    Just put it on George for the looks. It looks way better then a plain hood.
    Like others have said you don't need to use it for fueling.
    I have just modified mine so I won't cut myself anymore.
    I think that I have seen on there website that PJ Grady Europe in the UK makes gas flap hoods just cutting out a piece from a solid hood.
    Glad you got it sorted. I agree with the look of the flap. I know it is a matter of preference, but aside from my hesitation to use it's functionality, I really like it. I get lots of questions on it, normally from people that spend more than a few moments looking the car over.

    When I first got the car, it was loose and sticking up a bit, but after I replaced the 2 springs and tightened the nuts it's just like new.
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    Ouch, sorry about that. I got cut up pretty badly on the rear wheel well when washing the car. Still have the scar on my hand and that was 10 years ago!

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    Sliced two fingers open today on the edge of the hood while attempting to push the protective rubber stripping back in place. Oh the irony!

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    I need to do this to mine..... sliced my fingers in the past. Very painful.
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