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Old 06-29-2022, 06:24 AM
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My stock vans caps aren't the best. Is there a better option thatll drop into the existing neck?
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Old 06-29-2022, 08:01 AM
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Alex,

Lots of options here:

https://www.engravers.net/fuel-caps.html
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Old 06-29-2022, 01:51 PM
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I think they're asking about the caps, not the engraving *on* the caps.
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Old 06-29-2022, 03:18 PM
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Buy 3 new fuel caps from Vans and paint them to match your wings or polish them and send them off for engraving. Mine are painted like the wing and they look fine and work well. Carry the spare in your traveling tool bag.
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Old 06-29-2022, 03:47 PM
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My stock vans caps aren't the best. Is there a better option thatll drop into the existing neck?
These seem to be very popular. Probably as close as you will get to a drop in.https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catal...ickkey=3008203
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Old 07-01-2022, 10:29 AM
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Are there any options that your finger actually fit in? Or that you donít need a key/ tool for?
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Old 07-01-2022, 10:43 AM
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The new plastic caps that Van's now uses can be opened with a finger.

For me however I hate them. They look cheap, can't be polished and I had one fail on me when ferrying an RV-14A. But I have them on my new RV-10 project as the tank holes came enlarged to fit these caps, removing the option to use the old style Usher caps.

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Old 07-01-2022, 12:31 PM
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I had Aerosport Products make me an aluminum set for my RV8, the parts they make are the top and tab the plastic internals are reused. I had them engrave RV8 and 21 gallons .
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Old 07-01-2022, 12:46 PM
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The Aerosport aluminum replacement parts are nice - but way too pricey for me. Iíll live with the plastic.

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Old 07-01-2022, 03:03 PM
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If the plastic ones you speak of are the ones that come on the 10, I canít get those open with a finger either, I could mod them I guess, are they compatible with the existing filler neck?
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