Gas filler neck hole size 1948

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  1. jayz63

    jayz63 Member

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    Hello all. I have a 48 chevy 1/2 ton and it has the gas tank under the bed. I had to order new bedside panels and it didn't come with the filler neck hole. Has anyone ever used a large hole punch to cut out the hole or just a hole saw. From what I measured it is 2-7/8" but it does have a lip that protrudes into the bed area. If I were to use a hole saw there wouldn't be a lip but just a hole. Thank you
     
  2. 52wasp

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    Hello jayz63,
    While I do not know the diameter of the hole, might I suggest a Dimple Die (of the correct diameter, of course) to create the aforementioned lip?

    Mike
     
  3. jayz63

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    Okay thanks. Ill look into that but it seems like I might have to use a hole saw to get the right size.
     
  4. vwnate1

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    Beware the hole saw ! it often leaves jagged edges and a poor finish .

    I'd suggest a Chassis Punch or 'Dimple Die', these will give you clean , nice holes .
     

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