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saspence22 Mar 13, 7:07pm - #124361 

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Gas tank lid...help ASAP

Anyone know how to remove that sob??

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Evan Mar 13, 7:09pm - #124362 

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yes, you need to drill out the center of the two rivets which are holding it in place. When you open the fuel door, they'll be on the "left side"

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Evan Mar 13, 7:09pm - #124363 

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almost forgot -- before you get started, you DO have two new rivets to replace the old one that you're about to drill out right? spineyes

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Sultan Mar 13, 8:29pm - #124364 

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where can you get the correct new rivets Evan?
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robare99 Mar 13, 9:46pm - #124365 

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You can probably buy a rivit gun at walmart. Look around, some even include different size rivets. When drilling out the rivit, you only need a drill bit, a bit bigger than the hole. Don't try to drill off the whole riveit, just the inside. Then it will pop off. Picture the rivit being like a nail, you don't have to drill the whole head off, just the thickness of the shaft, which is a bit bigger than the hole.

Also, you don't have to drill really deep either. I'll take a pic of a rivet later and show what's what if you need more help.

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Sultan Mar 14, 12:41am - #124366 

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Originally Posted by robare99
You can probably buy a rivit gun at walmart. Look around, some even include different size rivets. When drilling out the rivit, you only need a drill bit, a bit bigger than the hole. Don't try to drill off the whole riveit, just the inside. Then it will pop off. Picture the rivit being like a nail, you don't have to drill the whole head off, just the thickness of the shaft, which is a bit bigger than the hole.

Also, you don't have to drill really deep either. I'll take a pic of a rivet later and show what's what if you need more help.

Rob


pics would be helpful
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RoMkApOmKa Mar 14, 12:53am - #124367 

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Try your local Toyota dealer. They do sell the rivet guns and rivets for $12 at my toyota dealer's parts dept.
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Sultan Mar 14, 1:10am - #124368 

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awesome, thanks bro...
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DaBigTickett Mar 14, 1:18am - #124369 

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Originally Posted by Evan
yes, you need to drill out the center of the two rivets which are holding it in place. When you open the fuel door, they'll be on the "left side"
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Evan Mar 14, 6:28pm - #124370 

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Originally Posted by Sultan
where can you get the correct new rivets Evan?


If you buy the authentic TRD fuel door, it comes with them happywink

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Evan Mar 14, 6:29pm - #124371 

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Yeah, the rivet gun is a must.

I just had my local bodyshop do it.. took 'em 5 seconds and they didn't even charge me grin

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Sultan Mar 14, 9:54pm - #124372 

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Originally Posted by Evan
Yeah, the rivet gun is a must.

I just had my local bodyshop do it.. took 'em 5 seconds and they didn't even charge me grin


sweet, thanks bro
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Steven Mar 14, 10:00pm - #124373 
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Coz everyone in Seattle is nice. I don't think you could get away with that in southern california.

Originally Posted by Evan
Yeah, the rivet gun is a must.

I just had my local bodyshop do it.. took 'em 5 seconds and they didn't even charge me grin
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Evan Mar 15, 3:38am - #124374 

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Originally Posted by Steven
Coz everyone in Seattle is nice. I don't think you could get away with that in southern california.

Originally Posted by Evan
Yeah, the rivet gun is a must.

I just had my local bodyshop do it.. took 'em 5 seconds and they didn't even charge me grin


Riiiiiiiiiiiight rofl

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