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#1 bikewiz

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 12:42 AM

Not content with the available caps I made this for my car. Made from 6061 T651 aluminum, the cross piece is 6/4 Ti with SS cap screws. The roundel is inset with a vinyl insert.

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#2 pdaykin

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 06:07 PM

Now that is dedication. I'm impressed

Edited by pdaykin, 23 May 2017 - 06:08 PM.


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Posted 23 May 2017 - 09:45 PM

Minis are easy enough targets for fuel theft, let alone one with a non locking fuel cap, as nice as it is.



#4 Northernpower

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 09:47 PM

Minis are easy enough targets for fuel theft, let alone one with a non locking fuel cap, as nice as it is.

Unfortunately, my thoughts entirely.

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 10:59 PM

Minis are easy enough targets for fuel theft, let alone one with a non locking fuel cap, as nice as it is.

It's a summer car in the US, pretty much never out of my sight. Plus gas here is cheap, a US gallon of 93 octane is less than 2.30 GBP



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Posted 23 May 2017 - 11:44 PM

I'd say that cap is worth more than a full tank.



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Posted 24 May 2017 - 05:08 PM

very neat - comments about theft notwithstanding.

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 02:59 AM

I think it turned out fantastic! Well done.



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Posted 25 May 2017 - 04:09 AM


Minis are easy enough targets for fuel theft, let alone one with a non locking fuel cap, as nice as it is.

It's a summer car in the US, pretty much never out of my sight. Plus gas here is cheap, a US gallon of 93 octane is less than 2.30 GBP
This comment highlights our different perspectives, it looks great, a real credit to you.

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 07:28 AM

I think it turned out fantastic! Well done.

No pun intended!?



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Posted 25 May 2017 - 07:30 AM

 

 

Minis are easy enough targets for fuel theft, let alone one with a non locking fuel cap, as nice as it is.

It's a summer car in the US, pretty much never out of my sight. Plus gas here is cheap, a US gallon of 93 octane is less than 2.30 GBP
This comment highlights our different perspectives, it looks great, a real credit to you.

 

Perspective:

 

I've had my mini 5 years now, and have a non-locking cap. Never once thought about fuel theft!

 

All quiet here, in Flanders Fields.



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Posted 25 May 2017 - 08:55 AM

I once had my fuel cap stolen though!



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Posted 25 May 2017 - 09:21 AM

...and a Mini tank doesn't hold enough fuel to get your average US SUV off your drive  :P

 

 

If some toerag wants to knick your fuel a locking cap won't stop them, but I would be worried about casual idiots taking the cap just because they can, or dropping crap in the tank - general point, the OP knows better for himself.



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Posted 27 May 2017 - 01:55 AM

 

I think it turned out fantastic! Well done.

No pun intended!?

 

You got that, did you?   :-)



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Posted 27 May 2017 - 07:14 AM

 

 

I think it turned out fantastic! Well done.

No pun intended!?

 

You got that, did you?   :-)

 

I'm sure I'm not the only one that noticed. Very good!






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