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Rubberized fabric in engine compartment

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    Within the engine compartment, attached to the inner fender (wheel well?) are pieces of rubberized fabric, presumably to keep road tar/dirt/etc. from entering the engine compartment. These appear to be "stapled" into the metal of the inner fender. If I want to replace these, what do I use and how do I attach them?

    Las Vegas, NV
    '51 Champion Business Coupe G899965 10G-Q4-1434

  • #2
    The factory used a big, heavy-duty stapler, near as I can tell. One that was tough enough to punch through body metal.

    If "concours-perfect" is not an issue, pop rivets or small nuts and bolts would be appropriate. If concours-perfect IS an issue, then the only answer I can see is to form new staples out of soft iron "mechanic's wire" and use an awl to punch holes in the new flaps to lineup with the pre-existing holes in the metal.

    FWIW, later model cars use plastic "Christmas Tree" fasteners for stuff like this.

    Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands
    Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands

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    • #3
      What do I use for replacement material? It looks like old tires cut up!

      Las Vegas, NV
      '51 Champion Business Coupe G899965 10G-Q4-1434

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      • #4
        I think you have answered your own question! I have also heard of people using pieces of conveyer belt.

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        • #5
          I replaced mine with 1/8" black neoprene gasket material, purchased it from a local aftermarket gasket shop. This material is typically used on high temp.steam system applications.


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          Phil
          Arnold, Missouri

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          • #6
            You can cut some from a mud flap for a big truck. A jig saw or saber saw will cut through them. The mud flaps also make good material for body mounts and shims.

            [img=left]http://www.studegarage.com/images/gary_ash_m5_sm.jpg[/img=left] Gary Ash
            Dartmouth, Mass.
            '48 M5
            '65 Wagonaire Commander
            '63 Wagonaire Standard
            web site at http://www.studegarage.com
            Gary Ash
            Dartmouth, Mass.

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            • #7
              Not sure if it's available for a 51, but for 55' HT, SI has them available -bought some a few years ago.

              Best Regards,
              Eric West
              "The Speedster Kid"
              Sunny Northern California
              Where the roads don't freeze over and the heat doesn't kill you.
              And an open road is yours to have -only during non-commute rush hours 9am-4pm and 7pm to 7am (Ha, ha, ha)
              55 Speedster "Lemon/Lime" (Beautiful)
              55 President State Sedan (Rusty original, but runs great and reliable)
              Best Regards,
              Eric West
              "The Speedster Kid"
              Sunny Northern California
              Where the roads don't freeze over and the heat doesn't kill you.
              And an open road is yours to have -only during non-commute rush hours 9am-4pm and 7pm to 7am (Ha, ha, ha)
              55 Speedster "Lemon/Lime" (Beautiful)
              55 President State Sedan (Rusty original, but runs great and reliable)

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              • #8
                I'd check with either SI or else FBN Upholstery, I know I've seen them at at least one of their displays at various shows.

                nate

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                • #9
                  If I can cut them from available material, it seems like that's easier and cheaper than buying a specialized part. I still have my old ones(torn and frayed) to use as patterns. I'll get some mud flap material. Thanks.

                  Las Vegas, NV
                  '51 Champion Business Coupe G899965 10G-Q4-1434

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                  • #10
                    quote:I'll get some mud flap material. Thanks.
                    Make sure you don't get the ones with the mud flap girl on them.

                    Leonard Shepherd
                    http://leonardshepherd.com/

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