Stainless fuel filler necks

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Re: Stainless fuel filler necks

Post by Bonusrocco » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:35 am

Admittadly I've not ever used fibreglass anywhere before, would it be easy to form? I would think it would need to be strong enough to withstand stone/road damage (have you seen winstons lack of groundclearance for example? :focus: )


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Re: Stainless fuel filler necks

Post by farley381 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:08 am

I know for the Mk2 you can fit the plastic one from a BMW 3 series (around 92-93 vintage). They are readily available in the scrappies for under £20 (depending on scrappy). If you google it, some chap has posted instructions (& pictures) on how he fitted one to his Mk2. Looks a doddle. I'd go fo that, unless you were looking for originality.

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Re: Stainless fuel filler necks

Post by farley381 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:21 am

Doh !

Of course, the Mk1 is different with the cap being flush with the body, rather than behind the flap - sorry.

The shape etc of the pipe would still be right though, might be worth getting hold of one & seeing if the body end can be modified to fit.
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I would imagine the first couple of inches of your original filler, from cap backwards, might be salvagable - could you mate that to the BMW pipe?

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Re: Stainless fuel filler necks

Post by mark1gls » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:15 pm

It is at the very end were they rust as thats where all the dirt collects.

I fitted a filler neck from a Mk1 golf, £30ish new from GSF, just a little bit of bending and hitting and it fitted, the filler cap is on a very slight differnet angle.

I painted mine with epoxy mastic, then a coat of stone chip paint, then a coat of hammerite, then waxoiled.


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Re: Stainless fuel filler necks

Post by Bonusrocco » Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:05 pm

Just digging this up again, I recently took my filler neck along to awell established fabricators, they came to the conclusion that youre looking at say £500 in labour to reproduce.... so i guess it comes down to what people arre willing to pay for this kinda thing. I'm now taking it to be dipped and coated...


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Re: Stainless fuel filler necks

Post by Winston » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:32 pm

I given my filler neck to my fab guy and hes hoping to make them up for £100 + postage. I will keep you guys posted

He has a batch of mk1 golf ones made up. rocco ones are his next venture :buddy:



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Re: Stainless fuel filler necks

Post by Bonusrocco » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:32 am

£100 + postage
Thats more like it! So he's making a batch? Put me down for one :yup:


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Post by MRMENDER » Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:13 pm

Winston wrote:I given my filler neck to my fab guy and hes hoping to make them up for £100 + postage. I will keep you guys posted

He has a batch of mk1 golf ones made up. rocco ones are his next venture :buddy:
I also have a very good stainless pipe guy near me. I would be very suprised if anybody can make the end where the petrol cap goes whithout the correct pressing dies. That was my contacts biggest stumbling block. He can make up the pipe no problem, he then has to weld on the cap end, from the steel pipe. So the pipe in not 100% stainless. The cap end bit is usually ok though.
He made one up for me for £80. Ive actually made one up at work myself, out of thick gauge mild steel, again I had to weld the good cap end onto what i'd fabricated



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Re: Stainless fuel filler necks

Post by Bonusrocco » Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:48 pm

I fitted a filler neck from a Mk1 golf, £30ish new from GSF
These arent 30 quid anymore sadly.

I spoke to an electroplating company they can acid dip and zinc plate my pipe, but it wouldnt cover the inside. £50 too.

Does anyone know of a decent coating that will not flake off into the tank?? Scotchcoat?


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Re: Stainless fuel filler necks

Post by DT1 » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:16 pm

Why would you want a coating on the inside?

Filler pipes rust from the outside in so as long as the outside is protected you will be OK.



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Re: Stainless fuel filler necks

Post by Winston » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:46 pm

He has the cap ends sorted on the Mk1 Golf filler necks. i believe it took some head scratching but hes over the moon with the finished results! :good:

I think he is going to make a batch of 10 Scirocco necks. I will ask him over the weekend :buddy:



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Re: Stainless fuel filler necks

Post by PeteGLi » Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:43 pm

Any chance of some pictures of one of the golf necks, please, so we can see a finished item.



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Re: Stainless fuel filler necks

Post by Winston » Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:41 pm

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Re: Stainless fuel filler necks

Post by Bonusrocco » Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:04 am

They look very nice :chill: please count me in


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Re: Stainless fuel filler necks

Post by PeteGLi » Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:55 pm

Thank you. Looks very nice.

Any chance of a close up of the bayonet fitting?