Join Date: Feb 2018
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2001 Crew Cab - Fuel Door Problem
So here is my problem. I noticed my fuel door swings open while driving and has no tension left. Seems fairly straight forward fix, right? I ordered two new tension springs from different vendors, but neither fit. They are both slightly too big, therfore wont fit into the designated slots right. I tried using a angle grinder and pliers to shape and size one of the enw springs to the right size, also didnt work. At this point I gave up and brought it to a body shop. The body shop cannot figure it out either (or didnt want to waste more time with it because its pretty inexpensive job). His suggestion was a new door and spring assembly. Although, I really dont think this is necessary I did some google searching and found many 2001 s10 fuel doors, even in the same color as my truck and for only like $30. Great news, right? Except... They specifically list the 2001 chevy crew cab configuration as a model it will NOT fit - according to this seller the crew cabs have different curved fuel doors because the bed is an isuzu bed. Well, I did my research for 2001 isuzu pickups (rodeo), but cannot find a model with a bed or fuel door the same as mine....
I am at a complete loss as to what to do next. Anyone have experience with the crew cab configuration? They are pretty rare and many parts are hard/impossible to find, which suck. I know many people say "dont worry about it" or "just use magnets", but i inhertied this truck which is in great condition with virtually no rust on anything, 250k miles, and belonged to my grandfather so I want to keep up on it properly. On a separate not does anyone know of a tool box make/model that will fit in the bed of these things?