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Username Post: 70-72 rear outer wheel house        (Topic#205132)
suicide 63 
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Reg: 06-23-07
12-12-08 08:37 PM - Post#1583790    

Hi guys, i chat over in the 60-66 truck forum sometimes ,my ? is are 70-72 rear outer wheel houses available and by who?If not has anyone used chevelle wheel houses? I am going to be replacing both quarter panels on my 72 soon and these need attention to.
Thanks for any help in advance

 
Aaron70Monte 
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Aaron70Monte
Age: 37
Loc: Summerland, BC, Canada
Reg: 01-12-03
12-13-08 01:05 AM - Post#1583872    
    In response to suicide 63

Chevelle wheel well openings are a different shape and will not fit.

Try Leo at www.koniksklassiks.com. He is a great guy to deal with and is very knowledgeable.
Year One and other restoration pats companies also carry them.
Other parts sources here: http://www.firstgenmc.com/parts.shtml
Aaron
1970 Monte Carlo (102,000 miles)
1971 Monte Carlo SS454 (98,000 miles)



Edited by Aaron70Monte on 12-13-08 01:08 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
wagonman100 
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12-13-08 12:26 PM - Post#1584106    
    In response to Aaron70Monte

Thanks for the link Aaron. A member on here named overdrive used Chevelle wheelhouses when replacing his quarters, if I remember correctly. You have to make a couple of cuts and bend them. You can look for his posts in this forum, or PM him. I'd have to see it or do it myself, because the Chevelle wheel opening is so much larger, it's hard to picture it fitting, but he did it. I need them too. I will either go used, modify Chevelle ones or I'm toying with the idea of tubbing mine anyway.
Jay
Some days it's not worth chewing through the restraints.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon


 
suicide 63 
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12-13-08 12:57 PM - Post#1584121    
    In response to wagonman100

Thanks for the replies guys I might just buy the chevelle ones and cut the parts i need .It is only the lower corners and some of the flange that the quarters weld to.

 
Aaron70Monte 
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Aaron70Monte
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12-13-08 02:21 PM - Post#1584174    
    In response to suicide 63

I misunderstood what parts you were looking for. I was thinking wheel well trim when you used the word "outer." Sorry for any confusion.
Aaron
1970 Monte Carlo (102,000 miles)
1971 Monte Carlo SS454 (98,000 miles)



 
overdrive 
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overdrive
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12-15-08 08:02 AM - Post#1585157    
    In response to suicide 63

I used the Chevelle outer wheelhouse on our 71 Monte and it didn't fit as well as I had been lead to believe. The upper part of ours was in good shape, so we cut it on a horizontal line about 4" above the center of the wheel opening. We tacked the new metal in place and test fit the new qtr over it. This showed where we had to add metal all of the way around the wheelhouse lip. The Chevelle lip doesn't extend downward and in far enough to meet the qtr and have metal to weld the 2 together. I fabricated the metal needed to make it work. The rear lower part of the Chevelle part is a little different too. It wasn't hard to fix. It just takes some time and patience. If you need new metal, I guess it's the only choice. You may be able to find a good used Monte wheelhouse. It would be more work to replace the whole thing with a used one, but you could cut it and just use the part you need.
These are the only pics I have of that part of the restoration that we did.





We welded the drvr side qtr on and it took a lot of hrs to get it ready for paint. We bonded the pass side on and it was easier. If I need to replace another qtr sometime, I'll be using the adhesive again. If you need any info on that, just ask here. We can help.

Dan.
http://www.picturetrail.com/57overdrive
'57 Belair Sport Coupe restored
'57 Nomad w/mild restoration
'57 Delray w/28K mi. unrestored
'71 Monte, restored
'70 Monte SS 454, L.A. built, restoration has begun


 
wagonman100 
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12-15-08 04:27 PM - Post#1585485    
    In response to overdrive

Thanks Dan, I was hoping you'd see this. I knew they couldn't be that easy to make fit properly. I'm guessing I'm either hearing wives tales or the people the "make a few cuts and bends and they fit" don't care if they fit properly.
Jay
Some days it's not worth chewing through the restraints.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon


 
suicide 63 
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12-15-08 05:18 PM - Post#1585531    
    In response to wagonman100

Thanks for the pics,It is not much rust to deal with, I will fabricate the patch pieces i need.I was just hoping for a easy solution.
Thank everyone.

 
overdrive 
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overdrive
Loc: N.E. Mo
Reg: 02-17-03
12-16-08 07:21 PM - Post#1586299    
    In response to suicide 63

  • Quote:
"make a few cuts and bends and they fit"



Yeah, that's about what I had heard. I'd like to see the work those guys did. They were probably building the car to sell.

Cut and patch if you can. I did that on the drvr side, but the pass. side was worse. The top pic shows a piece that I took from our parts car and then decided not to use it. The original wheelhouse on this car was pretty bad.

I ground the welds, sealed them with fiberglass filler, painted it with Rustbullet and then sprayed it black. We built the car to keep.
http://www.picturetrail.com/57overdrive
'57 Belair Sport Coupe restored
'57 Nomad w/mild restoration
'57 Delray w/28K mi. unrestored
'71 Monte, restored
'70 Monte SS 454, L.A. built, restoration has begun


 
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