We aren’t too concerned with gas tank vandalism or even someone siphoning our gas (since the H3’s tank has anti-siphoning features already), but we do love the look of a black gas door, and the one we chose for the HUMMERGuy.net project rig happens to have a lock.
There are a ton of options when it comes to black HUMMER gas doors both locking and non-locking. We chose this one for a few reasons. First, it’s officially licensed by HUMMER. This means that it’s been through extra testing and met HUMMER’s strict standards for corrosion and durability. It also can sport the HUMMER logo (legally, anyway).
Inside you’ll find ‘exclusive’ rubber stops for the door to hit upon closing which provides quieter operation. Not that you need to be especially stealthy during fueling, but it does feel and sound better (maybe they hired these guys?) than other locking gas doors.
Next, we particularly like the fit of this gas door against body of the truck. Many H3 gas doors on the market are variations of the H2 gas door which is designed for a flat panel. This gas door takes into account the curvature of the H3’s fender and is specially machined to be wider at the top and bottom which allows for a clean, snug fit.
A locking gas door won’t drastically change the look of your truck, but it won’t break the bank either. This price point makes it a great (Father’s day, Mother’s day, Christmas) gift idea for the HUMMER lover in your life – and you can be sure they’ll use it as long as they’re filling up the truck! (Insert biased media fuel economy joke here).