308 GT4 Fuel Door Latch

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  1. LA_Dino

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    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.
     
  2. Pero

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  3. LA_Dino

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    That is exactly it! I can't believe what they are asking... But I have little choice.
     
  4. 2dinos

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    No economy of scale here!
     
  5. sltillim

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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.
     
  6. LA_Dino

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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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  8. francisn

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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.
     
  9. francisn

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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.
     
  10. LA_Dino

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    Awesome, let me know when you get an update on it!
     
  11. GavC

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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
     
  12. Pero

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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.
    /Peter
     
  13. francisn

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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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  15. absostone

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    Damn sorry to here . Old fuel hoses?
     
  16. francisn

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    No - something in the rear trunk overheated and caught fire. Not a mechanical fault :-(
     
  17. skipgt4

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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.
     
  18. KeithS

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    i also need this part. Add me to the list.

    Keith
     
  19. 308_gt4

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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.
     
  20. antoninosavoca

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    I also need this part . Add me to list .
    Antonino
     
  21. skipgt4

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    Any progress on this part?
     
  22. francisn

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    Still trying to get the sample for the copy. It WILL happen. Be patient :)
     
  23. skipgt4

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    I can do that, thank you. :)
     
  24. 2281GT

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    I'm in too for one clamp , please.
    Thank you for any efforts.
     
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    I'll join the club (just one, though)...
     
  26. DinoParts, Stefan

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  27. francisn

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    Result!

    Order on the way!
     
  28. francisn

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    Well - order was on the way till I saw that you want to charge 19.11 euros + VAT for delivery to UK. That is ridiculous. Maybe 5 euros, but 19!!!
     
  29. GavC

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    I'll have one as well. Here in U.K. Can we get a better deal on postage?? As Francis has asked, don't mind doubling up.
     
  30. DinoParts, Stefan

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    I think we will have a solution. Let me check the calculation tomorrow.
     
  31. 2281GT

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    Vielen Dank, Stefan !
    Sehr fair von Dir !
     
  32. DinoParts, Stefan

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    Well as it apears our UPS contract is a bit expensive with the very small parcels to UK. Will have to negogiate that. I would bring these parts for the post office for you and charge 5€ shipping + VAT (if applies). Usualy we don't do that since they have proven to be unreliable and lost some of my unobtanium.

    Please email me in this case for orders: stefan@dinoparts.de
     
  33. DinoParts, Stefan

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    Dank dir, Markus! I think the shipping cost for germany should be fine when ordering in our shop. Please also contact me via mail in case you need any assistance.

    Kind regards
    Stefan
     
  34. Martin308GTB

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    Oh. Has dinoparts a new managing director?
    Where's J. Temmesfeld?

    Best
    Martin
     
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    Yes new manager and VERY improved service level!

    Best Peter
     
  36. DinoParts, Stefan

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    :) That would be me, Martin. I overtook the business in 2014 when my predecessor was ready to retire.
     
  37. DinoParts, Stefan

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    Thanks for your words, Peter! Much appreciated!
     
  38. GavC

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    I have dropped you a reply to you email. I definitely want 1.
    Gav
     
  39. francisn

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    I've emailed you too

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  40. skipgt4

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    I sent you an email also
    Would we save an money on shipping if one of us purchased them for everyone that needs one in the USA ?
     
  41. francisn

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    I also heard that things are much improved!
     
  42. DinoParts, Stefan

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    Thank you, Francis.

    I just progressed your order.
     
  43. Jack-the-lad

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    #41 Jack-the-lad, Jun 12, 2017
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    Email sent to you, Stefan.

    Thank you.

    Jack.
     
  44. francisn

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    Latch arrived today. Good quality and well packed - thank you Stefan.

    All I've got to do now is to fit it :)

    Francis
     
  45. Jack-the-lad

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    Apparently Stefan is out of stock. If anyone has a spare I would be happy to purchase it, or if someone knows of another source please let me know.

    Thank you.

    Jack
     
  46. francisn

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    I suspect after all the recent publicity Stefan has run out of his initial stock. Have you asked him when he expects to have more? he is very helpful. I don't think there is any other current source.
     
  47. Jack-the-lad

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    Thanks, Francis. Stefan offered to see if he could have a few more manufactured but I haven't heard from him in about three weeks, so I'm not optimistic about that.

    Jack
     
  48. francisn

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    Well - wait till he responds, otherwise I will lend mine to Superformance who have offered to put them into production.
     
  49. DinoParts, Stefan

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    Just to update: In fact we ran out of stock due to the sudden high demand :) New ones are on their way and we will have stock again in 1 week or 2.

    BR
    Stefan
     
  50. Martin308GTB

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    Hi Stefan,

    BTW and Off-topic,

    I tried you again recently and you supplied me the best coolant tank cap I ever had. I hope it lasts longer, than the usual two years of all the past 'OOTB-leaking scrap' I had :)

    Best Regards
    Martin
     
  51. DinoParts, Stefan

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    :) Thank you for the feedback, Martin. Let me know whenever there is something I can do.
     
  52. DinoParts, Stefan

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    Hooray, we are now filled up again with latches. I will contact the ones I have on my list directly but please email me if you don't get a message and need one.

    Best regards,
    Stefan
     
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