Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Houston, TX USA
Ferrari Life Posts: 76
Need assistance: louvered GTB fuel lid broke
Does anybody on here have any experience replacing a 3X8 GTB louvered fuel filler lid/flap? Mine broke off at the upper and lower hinge pins. The 25 year old brittle plastic finally gave up.
I feel I can Gorilla Glue the little plastic bits back onto the broken lid. Either that up pony up ~$300 for a NOS one!
My question: the flap's hinge pins attach the the rearmost quarter-glass vertical metal trim piece. There's a small metal tube at the rear of this piece that acts as the vertical hinge mount. It looks like the entire window trim piece would have to be removed, which is proving to be a pain! Inside the filler door is a riveted secure panel that traps this upright metal window trim. It would have to be drilled out in order to access/remove the vertical window trim. Pain in the AZZ! So, has anybody tackled this? It would be great if there were a simple, logical way to to this, but then again, our car were built in Italy, so that's just wishful thinking!
It would be cool if the little hinge pins were spring-loaded and could be pressed down and then put in place, without having to remove the window trim piece. I don't think they are though…
Could use some ideas before I start to tear that area apart…. !!
Greg in Houston
87 328 GTB