GTE Fuel door hinge

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BobA
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GTE Fuel door hinge

Post by BobA » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:48 pm

Does anyone know how to correctly remove the fuel door hinge from a Series 1 GTE? I started to repaint the area around the fuel filler before installing the cleaned and lined fuel tank. I removed the door and then the two Phillips screws holding the hinge to the body, but no amount of twisting and turning put in a position to slip out of the cavity it fits into. I finally managed to remove the two cotter pins in the hinge pin and remove it in separate pieces. After painting I will need to re-install the hinge without taking the new paint off. Not sure how the factory originally installed it. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks. Bob

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Re: GTE Fuel door hinge

Post by chris » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:56 am

Dear Bob,

it should come free after removing the bolts. Mine is a tight fit but I managed to get it out with a little bit of
Gentle twisting. I can only think of paint an body sealer hildingbitbin place as well as the tight fit. Hope this helps.

Cheers
Chris

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Re: GTE Fuel door hinge

Post by BobA » Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:30 pm

I need to ask before I prep and paint, what color should the fuel door hinge be? Thanks

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Re: GTE Fuel door hinge

Post by BobA » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:29 pm

Just an update. I finally got the hinge out of it's cavity. I looks like the assembler filled the cavity with modeling clay before stuffing the hinge into place. After finally getting the hinge disassembled and removed, I used a small wood chisel to break apart and remove all of the hardened material. I will rustproof the cavity before reassembling. I think the portion of the hinge attached to the body was painted black and the portion attached to the fuel door is body color. Anyone able to confirm this? Bob

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Re: GTE Fuel door hinge

Post by tyang » Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:11 am

BobA wrote:I need to ask before I prep and paint, what color should the fuel door hinge be? Thanks
I've always seen this body color, but need to see if I have any pictures of original paint cars to confirm.

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Re: GTE Fuel door hinge

Post by BobA » Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:20 pm

I think you are right for the portion of the hinge attached to the fuel door, but only found a trace of black on the portion attached to the body. I think the spring was originally a black oxide. Any comments?

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Re: GTE Fuel door hinge

Post by BobA » Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:29 pm

I think you are right for the portion of the hinge attached to the fuel door, but only found a trace of black (no plating) on the portion attached to the body. I think the spring was originally a black oxide. Any comments?

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