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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-22-2020, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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1965 Impala Lower Cowl & Inner Wheel Houses

Brand new to the forum and I am looking for some help getting my hands on a couple parts I can't seem to find through normal means.

The trunk floor has been completely removed and I have all the replacement panels from Classic Industries, but the lower sections of the inner wheel houses are shot. I'm hoping someone out there is willing to section out what I need and ship it to Wisconsin. I need solid lower rear sections (right and left) including the lip area that engages with trunk floor.

Same thing goes for the lower cowl sections right below where the lower door hinge attaches. Both sides rusted through (passenger is worse) and again I am looking for someone willing to cut these sections out and supply them to me to patch in.

Anybody able to provide these or share contacts would be greatly appreciated!

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-22-2020, 06:37 PM
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Try Desert Valley:


Otherwise, is fabricating a patch for these areas from scratch an option?

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-23-2020, 03:09 PM
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DVAP is a solid place to check.

I had similar rust in both of those areas but not quite as bad. I just got some sheetmetal from Lowes/Home Depot, 18ga I think, and welded them in.
In the trunk, once you seam-seal and use the spatter paint the patches can't even be noticed.

Good Luck either way you go!

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-27-2020, 09:17 AM Thread Starter
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We could form up some sheet metal and patch those lower sections in, but the concern is being able to properly locate the trunk pans without that inner wheel house as a reference point (height and laterally).

Perhaps if someone out there was willing to take some pictures and sketch up some measurements of that area...that would be much appreciated!

BTW - I did find some in Arizona, but they certainly are proud of them!
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