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Old 10-21-2010, 09:17 PM   #1
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1972/31' AS wheel well patch

Now that the floor replacement is done, its time to move on to the wheel wells. Pulled the outer plastic wheel well cover to inspect the black inter wheel well. I found four cracks in the black wheel well, one in each lower corner, and two on the topside of cover. I have decided to use that Rubber roof patching tape.

Cleaned wheel wells with TSP….let dry and applied Tape over the cracks. Hope it works! What other produces are out there in Airstream land to patch cracks like this, (see Photos).

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I plan to patch cracks in outer wheel well tomorrow, repack the insulation between the wells and move on the road side wheel wells. The twin beds will be replaced with a diner booth on the curb side and a ten foot long kitchen countertop on the roadside. So I will frame with 3/4 “ over the wheel wells….. Never ending
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Old 10-25-2010, 10:11 PM   #2
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Road side wheel well in bad shape

Pulled the interior wheel well today.... many cracks in the black exterior wheel well. Looks like I will need to jack and pull wheels off to patch. Also cut out a 7" x 25" section of plywood along the wall in front of the wheel well. Black and rotten section of plywood came out pretty fast with jig saw. Also Speedy got a Bee sting today, $125.00 Vet bill. "FUN, FUN, FUN, till your daddy takes"......


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New wheel wells...

The wheel well on the road side is in such poor condition that I decided to take one of the outer covers to OES Fabrication INC, and have Mike Whaley fabricate two new wheel wells out of Aluminum sheet metal. They will cost $230 bucks for both. I will post photos tomorrow, if he has them done.
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Picked up new wheel wells

Picked up new wheel wells today, they are made of sheet metal Aluminum…. I want to install tomorrow, but I can’t because I have to repair/seal leaky Roof on the Old Girl.




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