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Old 12-10-2014, 05:18 PM   #1
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Wheel well covers

The old plastic ABS inside wheel covers need to be replaced
Are new ones available or is there an alternative?
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Old 12-11-2014, 07:47 AM   #2
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I haven't seen any replacements for single wheel housing covers and doubles don't look promising for modification. Could you make some out of aluminum?
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Old 12-11-2014, 08:11 AM   #3
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Not an easy or pleasant job, but you can reinforce them with ABS glue and fiberglass cloth. I've repaired one from tire blowout damage and it has held.
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Old 12-12-2014, 07:56 AM   #4
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Thank you. I have one that is not all that bad of shape and one that is broken in half with an obvious botched repair.
I just replaced the outer wells with stainless and hoping that was an easy solution for the inners. At least I have something to go by.
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Old 07-12-2016, 04:12 AM   #5
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I made my own from thin tread plate.
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Old 07-12-2016, 08:56 PM   #6
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Very nicely done, how did you connect, bend or turn the edges.
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Everything is riveted together using. .060 aluminum angle.
Here's a picture of the inside.
I made them this winter when I was snowed out of Airstream.
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Looks great thx for posting the picture of the inside. Sometimes it makes more sense when you can visualize it.

I think it looks nice enough to not cover if a layout is such that it might be exposed.

One of our trailers is a blank canvas inside and sometimes I envision is small side dinette like Oliver trailers have. That exposed metal would look nice.
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The covers in my '67 are in poor shape. I don't really see the need for the covers and will simply glue rigid insulation board on the wheel wells. Never see them unless you lift a cover anyway.
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I know they will never be seen but I know they are there and had the satisfaction of making them myself.

Hittenstiehl thank you for the kind words.
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What will you do with the bath in your blank canvas trailer?
I'm not putting my plastic bath back in mine.
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Sorry to highjack thread, but I need to get the plastic shower out of my Caravel (for cleaning and repair. Have not figured out how to disconnect shower drain yet. Must it be done from underneath?
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Dingo, we have all the parts and pieces of the now blank canvas trailer (62).

It's a agua greenish fiberglass tub. We sold the super petite porcelain (with attached back tank) privy. It looked just like a household toilet but very small.
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Sorry to highjack thread, but I need to get the plastic shower out of my Caravel (for cleaning and repair. Have not figured out how to disconnect shower drain yet. Must it be done from underneath?
On my 67 Caravel I had to use a Sawzall and cut the black plastic pipe. There was no getting it undone. All glued from what I could tell.
Just cut it so you can piece it back together.
Yes it's underneath.
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