Gasket for fuel cap

Discussion in 'Ranchero Parts Wanted' started by KlausB, Mar 11, 2024.

  1. KlausB

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    Hi togehter,

    i am searching for the rubber-gasket (just the rubber between the cap and the car) of the fuel cap for my 72 Ranchero.

    I just took ones from a home-market but they are not resistent against gasoline and they smelt away in a few month.

    Does anyone where to buy ? I just can find complete caps.

    Regards from germany
    Klaus
     
  2. 1978GT

    1978GT In Overdrive GOLD MEMBER

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    Guten Tag Klaus,

    If you don't want a new cap because it will not match the color of your Ranchero, why not just transfer the gasket from a new cap to your existing cap? I hope this makes sense.
     
  3. KlausB

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    Hi. 1978GT,

    well the color doesn't matter, because the old one is in silver/crome.
    if i said i just can find "complete caps", means i can see them in the www. but i am not sure if they really fit.
    So to buy a new cap sendig it to germany will cost some transport fee and if it is possible just to get a rubber gasket it can be send in an envelope, and perhaps it is a litte more cheap.
    If there is no possibility to get of course i'll have to buy a complete cap and follow your idea.
    I just thought that this rubber is a usual part which is available everywhere in the USA.
     
  4. 1978GT

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    Yes, that makes sense. If you post photos of your cap maybe one of us here in the US can send you a gasket that will fit.
     
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  5. andrewok1

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    I bought fuel proof rubber from Napa...
    See if you have parts supply local that carries Rubber gasket material..
    Good Luck
     
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  6. 1978GT

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    An original style cap will have a flat gasket, but an aftermarket locking cap (Stant, etc.) will have a formed gasket.

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  7. KlausB

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    Good idea, i will do a photo soon.....
     
  8. KlausB

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    Tthe upload doesn't work because "too large" (3,6 & 3,7 MB)
    I remeber last time (years ago) another member did it for me.
    May i send these two pictures to someone who ist able to place them here ?

    well my cap looks like the black one (plastic?) above but it´s the material of the other one but without they keys.
     
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    Buy a sheet of Nitrile, Buna-N rubber locally.
    I bought a sheet from a plumbing supply store and made a gasket for my honda quad gas cap.
    The sheet was about 12 x 12 and cost about 12 bucks
    Nitrile, Buna-N rubber is fuel resistant
     
  11. 1965 Ranchero 66G

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    Most gas neck fillers are universal size, take your original cap to your local parts store and see if they can match it to a cap with a similar gasket. Has to be cheaper than importing one from the U.S., just a thought, Skip.
     
  12. LSChero

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    Replacement caps are available from Epay that fit 72-75 rancheros.You can swap your color match outer cover if needed.These are chrome.
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  13. Dave Enty

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    Klaus sent me his pictures this morning so I've re-sized them and uploaded them for interest.

    I must say that the cap looks remarkably like the aftermarket ones posted above and I'd also be tempted to make a seal out of a flat sheet of rubber.

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  14. KlausB

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    Dave, thank you for posting the pictures.
    Well, as i see all the new ones and the rust/scaps on my one i think perhaps its better do buy a new one....

    LSChero, the price for the Cap G701 on ebay is USD 50,-- for the moment ecxl. shipping. Thats double than yours, where is your invoice from (dealer) ?

    Meanwhile i found a gakset from a Motorbike (Honda). The measurement is outside 58mm; inside 38mm x 3mm
    Because my one is already gone, does anyone know the measurement of the gasket ?
     
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  16. KlausB

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    LSChero,
    thanks a lot, oder has been placed.....
     

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