MX2: Stitching Fuel Filler into New Cab

Posted on Posted in MX2: 2001 Ford Ranger

Driver side panel installed same as the passenger.

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Removing the fuel filler off the old bed side.

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Tracing the shape onto construction paper.

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On the front side I press the construction paper into the groves. I cut the piece a bit crooked so I used the ridge to find a level point to measure.

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Using the pattern I align the ridge to the body line and trace the edges.

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Then I cut.

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Working slightly different from the body panels, I wedge pieces into the edges of the filler backing.

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I clamp into place and check the alignment.

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Now I weld in the same fashion as the body panels. The filler isn’t in the best location, but there would of been a lot more work to move the whole thing. My fuel tank won’t move back anymore due to the axle. So I have to work with what I have.

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