Question About Flip Top Gas Caps

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  1. Don67Satellite

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    Does anyone know of any alternative security screws and their size for the Flip Top Gas Caps? I know Mopar changed to the security screws at some point due to thefts or whatnot, but everywhere I look, the OEM style screws and the tool seem to be approximately $50.

    I know, own the car, pay the price. But for 3 screws...? It's messing with my brain.

    Has anyone here used an alternative screw that won't leave someone feeling screwed?
     
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    I haven't done it, but.... if you know the thread size, I'll bet McMaster Carr has something.
     
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      McMaster Carr has assorted screws and drivers... A pack of 50 tri-groove screw is $11 & the driver is another $11...

      But owning a Mopar ya gotta have these...

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        And I'll bet horror fright has a ten dollar socket set for em!
         
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        I try to avoid HF.. But your probably right...
         
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          Use 3 different screws? Need 3 different tools.
          1 tamperproof torx. 1 square drive and a pop rivet! Lol!
           
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            I got mine from custommachinecompontents on eBay. $27 for the tool and 3 security screws. They don't have a current listing, but you could contact them.
             
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            • Don67Satellite

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              Kind of what I was thinking. I may find some weird TORX head screws. Something not easily found on todays multi-tools that people carry around. Otherwise the car is secured indoors.
               
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              Just use stainless steel 8-32 button heads bolts with nylock nuts! The bolts will just spin unless the thieves can get the trunk open and have the correct size wrench or socket.
               
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                  I used torx.

                  I'll take the reduction in percentage chance.

                  The real high theft item for 66/67 is the standard gas cap!
                   
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