'54 Gas Tank Caps

50C8DAN50C8DAN Posts: 2,325Senior Contributor
For whatever reason Hudson used a different cap for at least some of its production in '54.  The locking tabs on mine are like a radiator locking cap, they lock down on the outside of the neck, while most others (my '50 included) lockdown on the inside of the neck.  I don't know about 55 and on but mine is a perfect example and so was the '54 of a new member I met on Thursday.  I had a number of Hudson old-timers tell me my car was bastardized and that they had not seen a cap like mine.  In fact the previous owner actually used a radiator cap for a gas cap - note does not fit very well at all!

When the new member asked me if I knew what gas cap to use on his '54 Hollywood and explained the problem he had as his fit really loosely.   I  finally knew I was not crazy (well not that crazy).  So if you have a '54 I do know that '53 - '57 Chev. gas caps lock down the same way as my '54 and the caps from ebay fit very well.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/203514556741?_trkparms=amclksrc=ITM&aid=111001&algo=REC.SEED&ao=1&asc=20160908105057&meid=6d9993872d00467daba68683556892b2&pid=100675&rk=1&rkt=15&sd=203514556741&itm=203514556741&pmt=0&noa=1&pg=2380057&_trksid=p2380057.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci:16794bb4-29da-11ec-ad03-22440282a377|parentrq:6ab37ad717c0a44c1f2baf13fffa0b0c|iid:1

HOWEVER, even some of these lock on the inside so check before you buy.



Dan
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