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Old 12-02-2020, 06:26 AM   #1
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Interior wheel well cover.

Hallo I am in the process of “restoring, repairing, upgrading a 1962 Safari. The wheel wells appear to be original metal 1/2 moon attached under the sub floor. BUT the street side has an additional fiberglass cover over the metal cover which is about 3ft. long and is located under the kitchen cabinets. It looks original as the wall was not painted behind it. Why two covers??
Yes I know pictures would help but this 74 year old doesn’t have those skills and don’t have any technical help available. Thank you.
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Old 12-02-2020, 08:41 AM   #2
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Have no idea why it's so long. Having two covers is common. My 58 has two, but their both metal. Plastic ones started not long after mine. There was insulation between them. A weak attempt to insulate the interior.
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Old 12-07-2020, 09:16 AM   #3
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Normal. We rebuilt a '64 safari that had retangler wheel wells, I think your '62 was the last year for half moons on single axles. The metal inner wheel well has a flange that should mount under the plywood floor with sealer to help keep water out, a layer of fiberglass insulation then the plastic interior cover screwed to the top of the plywood floor. No idea why you are missing an interior cover on one side, have done 4 astreams seen others, all had plastic interior covers? Have seen some poor factory builds, it wouldn't supprise me at all that one was missing from the factory in 1962. Possibly they figured that under the kitchen cabnets needed the cover to protect agianst things store there but not the other side?
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