I posted this question in the Wheel Well section, but got no responses, so I figured I'd try again here.
I ordered a pair of new inner and out wheel wells for my AS awhile back. Started cobbling things together by cutting off the old ones with the intent of leaving a flange to attach the new ones to. Well, plans change, so instead of more band-aids and baling wire, I'm now doing a shell off resto. My problem is the mounting flanges on the "new" wheel wells. The originals had flanges around 3.5" wide, which easily lapped over the frame rail. The new ones are only about 1.5" wide, which doesn't even reach the frame rail
. Is this typical, and if so, how have you folks dealt with it? I've already tried the plastic welding route, might be my cheap plastic welder, but it's definitely NOT going to give me an acceptable job. I'll be calling the various suppliers to see if they have wheel wells with wider flanges, but if not, it looks like my only option will be to weld extensions onto my frame. Any other ideas, experiences, or suggestions will be much appreciated, thanks.