suburban wheel well replacements

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  1. molsonlabatt

    molsonlabatt Junior Member

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    I have a 1990 suburban and I can not seem to find some replacement wheel wells for the rear. Anyone know a good source. Because been are rotted out. Thanks
     
  2. bucket

    bucket Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Unfortunately they are not reproduced. I've never been able to locate NOS housings either. It's a real bummer.
     
  3. PrairieDrifter

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    Really?? Does that mean everyone with a rusty burban has to do custom wheel wells??? Could you use a pickup well and make it work?
     
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    bucket Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep, gotta fabricate them. The best option depends on how close you need it to look stock. But none of the options are easy. Build from scratch, start with trailer fenders or start with pickup/K5 housings.
     
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    Or cut some from a parts suburban. I come across a clean suburban being parted out every month it seems.
     
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    This is true. Usually around here you’re buying a parts truck, otherwise they’re really far gone anyways.
     
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    Thanks guys. I will modify some K5 ones to fit.
     
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    True, but it seems counter productive to cut up a good body in order to patch up a rusty one. Repairing the rusty one with new metal means the non-rusty body gets to live on also.
     
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