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Username Post: 1969 Impala Part # ID Please        (Topic#358657)
streets 
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10-31-19 12:32 PM - Post#2779230    

Hello All
Looking for a pair of black plastic front wheel well shields? Not sure what they are called. They are bolted to the wheel well and the bottom of the fender(pictured.)
Any help with the correct part number(s) or description would be greatly appreciated.
streets

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59fins 
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10-31-19 06:04 PM - Post#2779256    
    In response to streets

Per 1969 assembly guide in reference section above part numbers new were 3941237 and 3941238
Odd number is usually the left side

Bill H.
67 Impala SS




 
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11-01-19 06:22 PM - Post#2779335    
    In response to 59fins

Thanks Bill.
I found one good side and the part number is not stamped on it.
Dave




 
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11-02-19 10:31 AM - Post#2779373    
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If you are not requiring a pure restoration, You may be able to use 1970 part which is stamped metal and not as subject to breakage or cracking as the plastic ones for the 1969. I went a step further and had steel pieces made for two of my 69s!

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59fins 
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11-05-19 01:27 PM - Post#2779613    
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Emil,
Would you have pics on how you did that, would be interesting to see, maybe help someone else to do the same.

Thanks

Bill H.
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streets 
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11-08-19 06:45 PM - Post#2779809    
    In response to emil

Thanks emil
It would seem 1970 would bolt right up. Looking for those, but would also like to see how you fabricated them.
streets



 
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11-09-19 04:23 AM - Post#2779823    
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  • streets Said:
Thanks emil
It would seem 1970 would bolt right up. Looking for those


I wouldn't be too sure of that. 70 uses different fenders and wheel opening moldings. Not saying they won't work, but it doesn't make a lot of sense that they would have unnecessarily changed that part back then, when that body style had only a two year run.

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11-11-19 06:45 AM - Post#2779962    
    In response to PatwithaRat

That's an interesting piece. Does it attach over the outside of the wheel house lip or behind it? It seems like it would be better for preventing things from getting in back if the added piece is behind the wheel house edge. I don't even remember a part like this on my 1968. Maybe I need to take another look.



 
streets 
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11-11-19 10:54 AM - Post#2779979    
    In response to PatwithaRat

  • PatwithaRat Said:
  • streets Said:
Thanks emil
It would seem 1970 would bolt right up. Looking for those


I wouldn't be too sure of that. 70 uses different fenders and wheel opening moldings. Not saying they won't work, but it doesn't make a lot of sense that they would have unnecessarily changed that part back then, when that body style had only a two year run.



I agree PatwithaRat that Chevy used a lot of the same parts for 69' & 70'. I found a pair of 1970 Impala metal (shields?)and the vendor states they are the same size & form. He is sending me side-by-side pictures of both years. I'll post them here when I get them if anyone's interested & for future reference for the forum.
He also stated the plastic ones just don't hold up. I'm not looking for originality, but function. There are several other updates/improvements I made to the car to make it function better.
The vendor also mentioned that the fenders (obviously) and wheel well trim are different as you did, but unknown to me-the wheel well housing are almost the same and will fit a 69' except there is an additional tab on the 70's that would have to be cut off.
Thank you for your post.




 
streets 
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11-11-19 11:06 AM - Post#2779980    
    In response to toro455

  • toro455 Said:
That's an interesting piece. Does it attach over the outside of the wheel house lip or behind it? It seems like it would be better for preventing things from getting in back if the added piece is behind the wheel house edge. I don't even remember a part like this on my 1968. Maybe I need to take another look.



Hi toro455
Thanks for your question.
This part bolts on top of the end of the wheel house, but behind the wheel well trim.
You will notice a small lip in one of the above pictures with screw holes where it mounts. Also, here is a picture of the drivers side one I have made of plastic. These shields are supposed to stop debris, snow, salt etc. from getting behind the fender.
With so many fenders rusting out below the emblem, it obviously doesn't work as well as it should, but if coated properly should last longer than a plastic one that is subject to breaking.
Not sure about 1968 Impalas, I would imagine they have something similar.


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bigbowtielover 
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11-11-19 11:58 PM - Post#2780023    
    In response to streets

'68 doesn't have anything like that. '68 inners are like '67. I have a '67 inner in my '68 race car. Fits the same just cosmetic slight differences but it's one piece with no add on at bottom. The two piece ones were '69-'70. My '70 had the plastic lower covers.



 
streets 
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11-13-19 09:06 AM - Post#2780103    
    In response to bigbowtielover

  • bigbowtielover Said:
'68 doesn't have anything like that. '68 inners are like '67. I have a '67 inner in my '68 race car. Fits the same just cosmetic slight differences but it's one piece with no add on at bottom. The two piece ones were '69-'70. My '70 had the plastic lower covers.



Thanks for the information. I hope to know if the 70 fits soon. Seems like most if they are any good are sold with the fender or front clip.




 


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