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Source for rear inner fender wells? '84 Brat


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#1 greg454

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 12:16 PM

Both rear inner fenders in my '84 brat need replaced or repaired. Does anyone have a source for these? I've been keeping my eyes  out for some but haven't had much luck.

 

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 02:58 PM

I have some in pretty good shape on an '82 brat I'm parting out. I could probably cut them out for you if I can find the tool to do so (in the middle of a partial move). Let me know if you're interested and I'll see what I can do.

 

If they're not too bad, you might also consider cutting out the holes and welding in sheet metal. You can see pictures of how I did it on my '86 brat in the link in my signature.

 

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 05:11 PM

I have tried to do just that for a UK based BRAT - failed. This task is not easy as I started to discover just how rugged these units are - the strength centres around the rear tubs. I used the 1.00mm thick 4" hand held grinder cutting discs, and quite a few.

 

Be mindful of the fuel filler pipe and KABOOM chances ! There is extra reinforcement in there. If you are gonna try cut them out , I would suggest from experience - try cutting the outer rear guard skin off first so you can see wht you are dealing with.

 

My attempt was made worse - wrong time of day - no shade under burning hot sun - only power came from a generator. Redback spiders and brown snake territory (of 21 top most venomous snakes in the world - we have 18 of them :( ) were other risks on mind



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 05:55 PM

I have some in pretty good shape on an '82 brat I'm parting out. I could probably cut them out for you if I can find the tool to do so (in the middle of a partial move). Let me know if you're interested and I'll see what I can do.

 

If they're not too bad, you might also consider cutting out the holes and welding in sheet metal. You can see pictures of how I did it on my '86 brat in the link in my signature.

 

best of luck!

 

Thanks for the offer. I finished painting the exterior a couple years ago and have not been in much of a hurry to finish the inside of the bed. I appreciate the offer but its not really worth the effort if your in the middle of a move. I'll just keep my ears open for something or maybe try to fabricate a patch on my own.  If don't figure something else out in the next few months I may hit you up again.  :drunk:



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 05:58 PM

I have tried to do just that for a UK based BRAT - failed. This task is not easy as I started to discover just how rugged these units are - the strength centres around the rear tubs. I used the 1.00mm thick 4" hand held grinder cutting discs, and quite a few.

 

Be mindful of the fuel filler pipe and KABOOM chances ! There is extra reinforcement in there. If you are gonna try cut them out , I would suggest from experience - try cutting the outer rear guard skin off first so you can see wht you are dealing with.

 

My attempt was made worse - wrong time of day - no shade under burning hot sun - only power came from a generator. Redback spiders and brown snake territory (of 21 top most venomous snakes in the world - we have 18 of them :( ) were other risks on mind

 

I don't like spiders and snakes....particularly poisonous ones.  I wouldn't even have attempted that there.






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