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Old 03-17-2011, 11:06 AM   #15
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That is some significant damage!! Did you have any exterior skin damage?

In answer to your initial question, it appears you would have to replace the wheel wells from inside from what I've seen and understand about the basic construction of the AS.

If you don't have insurance and undertake the repair yourself, I'm sure this community will support you with whatever information you need. Best of luck.
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Old 07-23-2011, 09:54 PM   #16
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i have a question for you top.i see that you had to put extenders on your wheel wells to meet the skins.I'm thinking about removing whats left of my wells,bolting the lip that goes between the frame and floor directly to the top of the floor.do you see any problems i may run into besides sealing the 3/4 gap between the frame and the top of the floor?the reason I'm doing it this way is because i think its going to be hard getting the new lip between the frame and floor.i will have to make my extensions longer and am thinking of welding some flat stock to the top edge of the frame to seal the end of the plywood.my original wells are a one piece and i am putting in the two piece(couldn't find the one piece)
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:54 PM   #17
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Bum luck on the double blow out! The exterior wheel wells are available from Out of Doors Mart and other Airstream parts dealers. I haven't seen any of the interior wheel wells available anywhere.
That's just lovely, since we have just noted ours are cracked and need to be replaced...
Cheap plastic on Caravel 66'.

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Old 11-02-2012, 01:02 PM   #18
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Why not build a proper wheel well out of aluminum or galvanized steel. You would only need a single layer and you could just put some rigid foam on the inside surface.

What brand of tires were you running and how old were they? I am guessing the explosion from the first tire took out the second tire.

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Why not build a proper wheel well out of aluminum or galvanized steel. You would only need a single layer and you could just put some rigid foam on the inside surface.

What brand of tires were you running and how old were they? I am guessing the explosion from the first tire took out the second tire.

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Why not just use boiler plate and then you can use ST tires.
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