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I saw the electric opening kit from Rocky Mountain.

Was wondering if anyone did any other conversion on a 55? I would like to
something like the 56 with a drop down lens. Just testing the waters so I don't
reinvent the wheel.
 

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My gas tank door was deleted, and I briefly thought about using that setup, but decided it was way too complicated and too much money just to pour gas in the tank. So, I decided to use this nifty 90 degree vented fuel filler neck that was $79 shipped, which will be simply installed on the inner trunk wall opposite of where the door was. Got it from fillernecksupply. Doesn't show in this picture but there is a bung on the other side for a vent.
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It would be very difficult to make a '55 Chevy drop down tail light match the other tail light. A pull-out might work. With the '56 larger tail light the chrome bezel stays in place when the lens is dropped down to refuel. If I had a '55 Chevy I would probably waste no time buying Rocket Mountain's system. Yes $419.00 is a bit pricey. For only $30.00 more includes the remote control. Love it! My main concern would be when it closes, does it line up with the body?
 

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I have seen a few of the rocky mountain tail light conversions. Some the fit was poor and others looked good. I think it depends on the conditions you are starting with.
 

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Another concern is you better hope it opens when the gas gauge is on empty, and then how could you possibly take it apart to repair when it's stuck closed.
 

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get a 56! :tomato:
 

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Rescue 55 good question. If I wanted to get one I would ask them before I buy it. Like Carl mine came with with a hidden gas fill.
 

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Another thing I would consider, is how would everything keep working over time with rain splash and dirt on it? It is a pretty much wide open area around the lights. Wouldn't last long in the winter which trashed these cars pretty fast way back when. I don't plan on ever getting my car wet again once it's on the road, which would help with that setup.
 
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