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On my '73 2000 GTV what should keep the fuel filler flap closed?

a) Gravity
b) A latch of some description that I'm missing?
 

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And I'd be willing to bet the spring is still there but only attached to the bodywork side...

Reattaching it involves having hands the size of a toddler but arms like an chimp, luckily that is exactly how Crimewatch would describe me!

A long pair of needle-nose pliars and a lot of patience will be a good starting point.
 

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A successful cheat I have used as my spring mechanism failed was to just get a small high strength magnet (I think mine is smaller than a 5p coin) , put it on the inside of the fuel flap on the bottom corner. It then happily holds the flap closed.
 

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Plus one for the small magnet ! I used one on the flap on my grp bodied GTA Rep, glued that onto the flap, then glued a small square of steel sheet onto the body.just about to do the same job on my Ti Super Rep
Steve
 

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I put 2 small (about size of old half penny) molybdenum magnets on the inside of the boot, inside the fuel flap. So can't be seen, but strong enough to hold well.
 

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I'm definitely missing a spring!

But many thanks for all these tips – I particularly like the magnet idea.
 
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