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Have you ever left the filling station and realized you left your gas cap on the top of your vehicle or the top of the pump at the filling station? Its not hard to do if you are in a hurry or there is foul weather. Its harder to do if your gas cap is attached to your vehicle but sometimes the plastic or cord that attaches it can break. If your gas cap has broken off or you would like to keep from losing yours, please read on!

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
For this project you will need:

Fuel Cap
   I lost mine because it wasn't attached so I bought mine at Walmart. You can use your original if you have it or get a new one at AutoZone, or any auto parts store.
Paracord
   Rope, a small chain, or some sort of cable can be substituted)
Knife/Scissors
Lighter
    For melting the paracord ends.
Drill
Drill bits
   I used a 1/4" bit.
Time
   Not too much, just a little while.
Something needing a fuel cap (re)attached to it
   
My 1985 Chevy Caprice Estate was the vehicle in need.

Step 2: Making the Hole

The fuel cap I selected has a plastic top and this is where I chose to drill my hole.

Make sure to hold the cap with something such as a vise or clamp so that it doesn't try to run away from you while drilling and you accidentally put a hole somewhere other than where it is intended.
 
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3366carlos1 year ago
good idea, sorry about the fire.
Livingstrong (author) 1 year ago
Sadly less than a week after this Instructables I had an electrical fire under the hood. More instructables to come during the process of repairing the car.

Livingstrong