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Old 09-25-2010, 09:41 PM   #1
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What are wheel wells made of?

Doing some repair work on my wheel wells (64 Safari). It appears that they are made of galvanized steel. Is this accurate? If so, can you use aluminum rivots to make repairs?
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Doing some repair work on my wheel wells (64 Safari). It appears that they are made of galvanized steel. Is this accurate? If so, can you use aluminum rivots to make repairs?
Sure, if you want to. Probably won't corrode for maybe 40 years.

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So the wheel wells are galvanized steel - got it. I waited to replace them until I got my new axle on. By doing this, I could not slide the "lips" under the floor. So I bent some new galvanized and slid it under the plywood floor and then rivoted it to the original wheel wells. Sanded the rust off, primed them, and then used the underbody coating. Lots of Tempro 636 in the corners to prevent water from getting in. Hope it works.
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Sticking with steel is a good idea, I considered aluminum but bailed when I reconsidered that the wheel wells are there for protection from blow outs and rock attacks etc as well as water.
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