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Gas Door Spring?
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What kind of spring is used in the gas door to hold it shut? My car was found without its.

Posted on: 2007/6/3 17:48
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I'm guessing it's the same as 55 and 56 since 51-56 all used the Rienhardt body. It is a flat spring about one inch wide and curved about 1.25 inches long. If u really a pic i'll try to dig one out and post a pic of one from a 56 upon request.

Posted on: 2007/6/3 21:40
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In a pinch u can affix a string or strip of rubber or other suitable material to the inside of the gas door. At the other end of the string tie a wheel weight. That will keep the door closed until u can get a spring.

Posted on: 2007/6/3 21:45
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I wouldnt mind a picture so I can understand where it attaches.

thanks

Posted on: 2007/6/4 12:09
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the spring works from 51 on. merrit wanted 19.00 for a spring so i ran to the junk yard, found a nice 51 200 sedan and viola!!!!!!!!!!!!! myu 54 convert now has a spring loaded door. ill try to take a digital in the next few days.

john

Posted on: 2007/6/4 21:15
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56 Executive

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Posted on: 2007/6/4 21:56
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Ahh...now it makes sense. Yup mine is missing. I have one on the way to me as we speak.

Thanks all.

Posted on: 2007/6/4 22:07
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Before u install the spring be sure to coat the hinge and the contact points of the spring with lubriplate unless there are plans to paint.

Posted on: 2007/6/5 6:27
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Your spring went to the post office thismorning.

Posted on: 2007/6/5 11:28
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Thank you sir! I will keep an eye out for in the my mailbox.

Posted on: 2007/6/5 20:58
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