Rear wheel arch repair sections

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Rear wheel arch repair sections

Post by SJG » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:05 pm

I am trying to get rear wheel arch repair panels made but I need some existing sections to get copies made.

If anyone has a car they are breaking that has some decent metal around these sections would you mind cutting them out and sending them to me please?

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Re: Rear wheel arch repair sections

Post by Alucard7002 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:46 am

Unfortunately both rear arches on my Vitesse have been cut up by PO to fit 18" wheels. Else I'd have said I can cut them out and send them to you.
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Re: Rear wheel arch repair sections

Post by scoobyh123 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:27 pm

Are you looking to get repair sections for the Fastback/Saloon and the Coupé or just one or the other Simon?
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Unfortunately both rear arches on my Vitesse have been cut up by PO to fit 18" wheels. Else I'd have said I can cut them out and send them to you.
Didn't Tom have the arches out of the gold KV6 i broke? If he hasn't used them yet that might be an option?
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Re: Rear wheel arch repair sections

Post by SJG » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:56 pm

I was hoping for all models and was hoping the shape is the same Dave. I spoke to the chap today and he said the fabricator might create a concrete mold and press the pieces. Any advice would be appreciated.
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Re: Rear wheel arch repair sections

Post by scoobyh123 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:33 pm

The Coupé is definitely different Simon - it has the recesses for the plastic cladding for a start and i'm fairly sure the sills are a slightly different shape so the bottom end of the arch is likely to be different.

Difficult to tell when looking at one car then the other but i'm sure there are other detail differences.

Would be great if you are able to get wheelarch repair sections made, it would almost be worth buying some sections new if we could find them at a sensible enough price to make the moulds from. Let me rephrase that - if we could find them! :wink: :D
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Re: Rear wheel arch repair sections

Post by traineefarmer » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:40 pm

scoobyh123 wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:27 pm
Are you looking to get repair sections for the Fastback/Saloon and the Coupé or just one or the other Simon?
Alucard7002 wrote:
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:46 am
Unfortunately both rear arches on my Vitesse have been cut up by PO to fit 18" wheels. Else I'd have said I can cut them out and send them to you.
Didn't Tom have the arches out of the gold KV6 i broke? If he hasn't used them yet that might be an option?
I still have them if anyone wants them. They are not a complete arch though.
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Re: Rear wheel arch repair sections

Post by dollysprint » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:03 pm

Hi Simon, I have a MK1 that is going to be broken so the arches on that will be available. Me and Steve have been using a profile combe and it appears Mk1, Mk2 and of course Coupe are all different. Let me know if you are available for a call and I'll give you a ring this week.
My sincere thanks for approaching your fabricator with this one mate.

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Re: Rear wheel arch repair sections

Post by mjc9967 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:28 am

I'd be very pleased to get some of these too - Mk1 and Mk2

Thanks for your efforts!
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Re: Rear wheel arch repair sections

Post by SJG » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:24 pm

Hello Dave, I am around this week, but not next week. Tomorrow daytime is not great, evening okay, Thursday daytime or evening is good.
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