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penn87olds442
08-02-2007, 12:16 PM
Who sells the flip down, and stays down, rear license plate holder for the G-body cutlass?

MY83432
08-02-2007, 12:26 PM
Why do you want it to stay down?

wagon
08-02-2007, 12:45 PM
my 95 caprice stayed down, dunno if a b-body one would fit.

FE3X CLONE
08-02-2007, 12:48 PM
Why do you want it to stay down?

It makes it easier to fill up the tank without having to hold the plate down while refueling.

Kirban Performance sells them:
www.kirbanperformance.com

Part# 6801
Cost: $32.95

Beeterolds
08-02-2007, 12:57 PM
remove the gas door all together and put ur plate in the window :D

slowcord
08-02-2007, 01:18 PM
here is what i have found but still have not done. The license plate holders on the late 80s early 90s f-bodys stay down and they are almost the same as the ones on the g-body, except they have it there for the trunk lock. Next time i go to the j-yard i'll get me one, should be $10 tops.

tobietw
08-02-2007, 01:31 PM
if you fold your plate down and look at the right hand bottom where the spring is theres a place to put your fuel cap that holds the bracket down

kartmaster
08-02-2007, 01:37 PM
if you fold your plate down and look at the right hand bottom where the spring is theres a place to put your fuel cap that holds the bracket down

No way! :wtf:

If that's true I'm gonna kick myself.

kartmaster
08-02-2007, 01:39 PM
Holy crap! You're right! :hail:

And all those fill ups holding the damn thing down. :banghead:

neogenesi
08-02-2007, 03:04 PM
Hmm... years of holding that bracket down.... never thought I'd need a manual to fill my gas. :drink:

87Salon
08-02-2007, 03:10 PM
Damn, all those times I spilled gas all over my bumper and looked like an idiot. Oh well, its what I do best:jest:!

IIIQuaZIII
08-02-2007, 03:13 PM
if you fold your plate down and look at the right hand bottom where the spring is theres a place to put your fuel cap that holds the bracket down

LOL, I've always done this. I thought I was being clever! :D :rolleyes:

69Rocket-Joe
08-02-2007, 03:14 PM
I had my '81 for 7 years. I always held the plate down, put the nozzle in, turned the nozzle 90 degrees and let the plate go. Held it right in. Why are you guys having issues?

-Joe

lostsheep
08-02-2007, 03:17 PM
if you fold your plate down and look at the right hand bottom where the spring is theres a place to put your fuel cap that holds the bracket downyup ill get a pic of it later

slowcord
08-02-2007, 03:18 PM
i have done this too, but it took me a while to figure out to just stick the fuel cap there to hold it. I would still much rather have the holdown plate on it though.

penn87olds442
08-02-2007, 04:37 PM
I do not have the factory or flat top gas cap to put into the 'holder' on the bracket, I now have a locking one. Plus, I hate that thing always snapping back like a bear trap and trying to take my hand off. Thanks for the Kirban lead, I will get one from him.

Ryan666
08-02-2007, 06:50 PM
lol its took me a bit to figure out the gas cap "trick" too

FE3X CLONE
08-02-2007, 07:08 PM
I do not have the factory or flat top gas cap to put into the 'holder' on the bracket, I now have a locking one.

That was the problem I always had. When I bought my '87 the first thing I did was toss the factory cap for a locking cap.
Over the years I had figured out a few different methods for filling the tank but the automatic locking plate is absolutely the easiest.

Gutless Cutlass
08-02-2007, 07:19 PM
Oh cool, I can't wait to fill up again now just so I can try it!

Never though I'd say that.

Holy crap! You're right! :hail:

And all those fill ups holding the damn thing down. :banghead:

LedHed430
08-03-2007, 07:26 AM
Man, I feel like a genius now :stickpoke: I still have the factory gas cap on my '84. Just remember to alternate the cap around... Mine's starting to look a little oval shaped.

Rich

Gundarak
08-03-2007, 08:43 AM
:laugh:

you guys really didnt know about that?

I knew about that when I 1st bought my cutlass 7 years ago.. however, since then Mass has modified all their gas pumps to prevent people from locking them and walking away.. so now i just put the gas cap in the pump handle and walk away :tup:

philthy
08-03-2007, 09:15 AM
Ya know the vapor sensor in the nozzle is only 50% accurate. There's a pretty good chance that you'll overflow your tank:)

4Speeds4Ever
08-03-2007, 09:40 AM
:laugh:

you guys really didnt know about that?

I knew about that when I 1st bought my cutlass 7 years ago.. however, since then Mass has modified all their gas pumps to prevent people from locking them and walking away.. so now i just put the gas cap in the pump handle and walk away :tup:

HAH! I totally do that too. We're rebels.

1985Cutlass455
08-03-2007, 10:48 AM
The b body license brackets bolt up to a g body perfectly if you just want one that stays down. I have one on mine and a couple other friends with g bodys I know also do. I didnt know about the gas cap thing either, but since the b body plate thing works...might as well use it.

neogenesi
08-03-2007, 12:24 PM
Yeah I always stuck the pump nozzle in and that's what held the plate holder down. So next time I fill up (whenever I get 'er running again) I'll use the gas cap to hold it down.. once or twice, then prolly just keep turning the nozzle sideways. :banana: