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Old 05-14-2017, 12:54 PM
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308 GT4 Fuel Door Latch

Hi All,

I had the small metal fuel door latch snap in half on me today. It is the small metal tension bar that keeps it closed when you have the fuel door shut. It looks like it would be pretty straight forward to replace. Does anyone know where I could source one? I think the thing just finally wore out.
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Old 05-14-2017, 02:02 PM
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I think this is what you are after. Sit down before you click, it is expensive.

Ferrari 208 / 308 GT4: Carburetors & Fuel Supply: Tank & more: Stop lever for fuel lid

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Old 05-14-2017, 03:03 PM
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That is exactly it! I can't believe what they are asking... But I have little choice.
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Old 05-15-2017, 12:48 AM
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No economy of scale here!
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Old 05-15-2017, 11:28 AM
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If you are in LA you could probably bring that to any fab shop and they could make that part for you for less or perhaps weld yours back together would be easiest.
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Old 05-15-2017, 05:09 PM
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I am considering taking it somewhere to have it welded, at least in the interim. Hopefully it functions as it should after that.
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Old 05-16-2017, 12:30 PM
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As it happens mine also snapped 2 weeks ago. Enough of it left to still sort of work and no way am I paying that for a new one. will find some way round it.
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Old 05-17-2017, 08:57 AM
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Hang fire for a bit. I have been in contact with Superformance here in UK and if I can get them a sample (which I am working on) they will have some made and a lot cheaper than Dino Parts which they also think is a ridiculous price.
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Old 05-17-2017, 12:54 PM
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Awesome, let me know when you get an update on it!
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Old 05-17-2017, 05:47 PM
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Put me down for 1, please
Though I think the Birmingham spring company could make them, think it would be a min order though poss 50. Lets see what Superformance comes back with
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Old 05-17-2017, 11:49 PM
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Good news! There are many GT4s out there with this broken, mine too. Not sure welding flexible material is a good solution, sounds difficult. If SF can produce them, or anyone else, I am in.
Dinoparts was the only supplier I had found so far, but no way paying what they ask for.
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:07 AM
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I am sure there are many companies that could make the thing but I think Superformance are in the best position to place a volume order thus ensuring a sensible price.

I can get them a sample from a car that is currently in a bodyshop having rear fire damage sorted, just need to keep chasing the Indy who have control of the car and have agreed to lend the spring (reminded them again today both on phone and by email). Otherwise I have a friend who is happy to scan his and provide micrometer measurements.

We'll get there.
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Old 05-18-2017, 05:17 PM
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I am sure there are many companies that could make the thing but I think Superformance are in the best position to place a volume order thus ensuring a sensible price.

I can get them a sample from a car that is currently in a bodyshop having rear fire damage sorted, just need to keep chasing the Indy who have control of the car and have agreed to lend the spring (reminded them again today both on phone and by email). Otherwise I have a friend who is happy to scan his and provide micrometer measurements.

We'll get there.
Damn sorry to here . Old fuel hoses?
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Old 05-18-2017, 05:26 PM
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Damn sorry to here . Old fuel hoses?
No - something in the rear trunk overheated and caught fire. Not a mechanical fault :-(
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Old 05-19-2017, 02:49 PM
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I would be in for one also.
if someone can supply the scan and measurements (Mike) I would be happy to get a second price for Comparison.
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Old 05-20-2017, 09:52 AM
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i also need this part. Add me to the list.

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Old 05-22-2017, 09:54 AM
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Add me in too and I'll take a total of 3 (keeping a couple of back-ups). Mine was broken when I purchased from the prior owner; been looking for a replacement for over three years.
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Old 05-22-2017, 01:11 PM
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I also need this part . Add me to list .
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