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Old 11-10-2012, 11:00 AM
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Locking Fuel Door '12

I can't remember where I saw the idea for this, I think it was here but I can't find the thread. Anyway, I purchased a billet locking fuel door after all the talk about some drivers think that an urchin was sabotaging their fuel with water. I purchased the door from: 2011-12 Ford Superduty Diesel Locking Fuel Door - Polished Billet All Sales 6058PL. There are several choices from billet to black to chrome. Installation wasn't quite as straight forward as the directions indicate. The directions said to drill out the two right side holes to 3/16 for the screws to fit, I actually had to drill them out to 1/4 and had to enlarge the right upper hole even larger since the screw was not in the same position as the OEM hole. The screws are permanently attached to the rear plate. The hex screws on the outside are mostly for looks. In addition to the screw size issues, the supplied spacers and washers will not fit on the right side because of clearance issued on the body of the truck. I only used a star washer and a screw on the top right instead of a spacer, washer, star washer that is required. I think I will get a lock nut to fit on there instead. As you can see, the project looks pretty good. Sorry for the finger in the way.

Oh, the fuel cap attached "don't forget me strap" will not be used. So don't forget your fuel cap when you fill up. Also, you will have to remove the fuel cap in order to put on the nuts and stuff, unless you have small hands. So be careful to not drop your parts in the tank! You might put some tape or a rubber glove over the hole.
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those things are massive LOL
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those things are massive LOL
The hole your trying to fill is huge.
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You can put the strap from the cap under one of the door mounting bolts
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Almost identical problems as mugwump


Starting with the end result



Up close



The product arrived well packed



Front View


Back View


Packaging Content - single piece of paper is the woeful instructions


Hardware



The issues/comments I had

- instructions were not well defined and an additional statment or exploded view of hardware sequencing would have gone a long way

- Drilling was required as stated as a possible option, and the 3/16" drill was not sufficient, this was due to that the posts inserted into the back of the frame house were not perpendicular to the frame base - they pointed slightly in - I did not notice this until it was too late and reamed out the holes a little more to get the piece to fit

- the other major issue was the two post on the right side (towards the back of the truck) - due to the design of the fill well with slopes in it very difficult to tighten the nut and it was impossible to fit the provided washers on the post studs - I needed to get smaller washers for these two.

- the last issue which I can deal with but should not be there for the cost of this item is that when the door is closed and locked it is not tight against the latch and moves back and forth about an 1/8 of an inch

Overall 3 out of 5 stars, a good product that can be made much better with a little more thought and attention to detail

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good to know thanks for the info may look at other options now .
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Almost identical problems as mugwump


Starting with the end result



Up close



The product arrived well packed



Front View


Back View


Packaging Content - single piece of paper is the woeful instructions


Hardware



The issues/comments I had

- instructions were not well defined and an additional statment or exploded view of hardware sequencing would have gone a long way

- Drilling was required as stated as a possible option, and the 3/16" drill was not sufficient, this was due to that the posts inserted into the back of the frame house were not perpendicular to the frame base - they pointed slightly in - I did not notice this until it was too late and reamed out the holes a little more to get the piece to fit

- the other major issue was the two post on the right side (towards the back of the truck) - due to the design of the fill well with slopes in it very difficult to tighten the nut and it was impossible to fit the provided washers on the post studs - I needed to get smaller washers for these two.

- the last issue which I can deal with but should not be there for the cost of this item is that when the door is closed and locked it is not tight against the latch and moves back and forth about an 1/8 of an inch

Overall 3 out of 5 stars, a good product that can be made much better with a little more thought and attention to detail
What did that run you $$$$?
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:34 AM
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What did that run you $$$$?
Found the receipt it was $123.95, with shipping, which was free

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