Fix a Gas Tank Flap for Almost Nothing

I made this with my mom when her gas tank flap broke and the auto repair shop said it would cost 150$ to repair. This project will save you a lot of money if you have a broken gas tank flap. The answer was after many trial and error experiments magnets that one was the only one that worked.
Good Luck!!

Step 1: Gathering Materials

There is only one material:
Magnets (with a sticky side)

Step 2: Putting on the Magnets

Put on the magnets on the end of the gas tank.

Step 3: You Did It!!!!

Good Job you're done I hope this project worked out for you.



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    2 years ago

    I actually went through a similar thing when the spring steel broke on the flap for my GMC. I already had a variety of neodymium magnets around and found that a single 3/4" x 1/16" N48 disc worked perfectly. Just enough that it never opens on accident yet is very easy to open when needed. Also, I put mine on the flap itself so it's never even noticeable.

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    Reply 2 years ago

    that's a great idea I think I am going to do that.