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Gas tank lid...help ASAP #124361 Mar 13, 12:07pm Mar 13, 12:07pm
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Gas tank lid...help ASAP
Anyone know how to remove that sob??


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Re: Gas tank lid...help ASAP [Re: saspence22] #124362 Mar 13, 12:09pm Mar 13, 12:09pm
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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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Re: Gas tank lid...help ASAP [Re: Evan] #124363 Mar 13, 12:09pm Mar 13, 12:09pm
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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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Re: Gas tank lid...help ASAP [Re: saspence22] #124364 Mar 13, 1:29pm Mar 13, 1:29pm
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where can you get the correct new rivets Evan?

Re: Gas tank lid...help ASAP [Re: Sultan] #124365 Mar 13, 2:46pm Mar 13, 2:46pm
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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.

Rob

Re: Gas tank lid...help ASAP [Re: robare99] #124366 Mar 13, 5:41pm Mar 13, 5:41pm
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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

Re: Gas tank lid...help ASAP [Re: Sultan] #124367 Mar 13, 5:53pm Mar 13, 5:53pm
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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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Re: Gas tank lid...help ASAP [Re: saspence22] #124368 Mar 13, 6:10pm Mar 13, 6:10pm
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awesome, thanks bro...

Re: Gas tank lid...help ASAP [Re: Evan] #124369 Mar 13, 6:18pm Mar 13, 6:18pm
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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"

Re: Gas tank lid...help ASAP [Re: Sultan] #124370 Mar 14, 11:28am Mar 14, 11:28am
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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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Re: Gas tank lid...help ASAP [Re: Sultan] #124371 Mar 14, 11:29am Mar 14, 11:29am
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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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Re: Gas tank lid...help ASAP [Re: Evan] #124372 Mar 14, 2:54pm Mar 14, 2:54pm
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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

Re: Gas tank lid...help ASAP [Re: Evan] #124373 Mar 14, 3:00pm Mar 14, 3:00pm
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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

Re: Gas tank lid...help ASAP [Re: Steven] #124374 Mar 14, 8:38pm Mar 14, 8:38pm
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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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