One of reversible EV conversion goals was to have a vehicle that was indistinguishable in most respects from the original. How would I do that when the car has a prominent gas tank filler? The answer is to bury the charging port in the fuel filler neck.
The filler neck is a standard 1950’s size of 2.28” with a twist on gas cap. I decided to convert the neck itself into a charging outlet holder.
Here’s the new neck from a store that only sells filler necks: https://www.fillernecksupply.com/. At $13 it was way cheaper than trying make one or committing the sacrilege of destroying an original Henkel gas tank. Here’s what I purchased:
I purchased a shore power outlet, and the challenge was to fit in into the neck since it was a different size.
Here’s another example of CAD and CNC to the rescue!
Here it is completed, except for painting: