1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

WHEEL ARCH MOLDINGS?

Discussion in 'Paint and Body' started by DanMcG, Mar 1, 2020.

  1. DanMcG

    DanMcG Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Posts:
    537
    Likes Received:
    175
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2014
    Location:
    Central NY
    First Name:
    Dan
    Truck Year:
    1978 1985
    Truck Model:
    k10 k10
    Engine Size:
    305 350
    Quick question for ya, Will the rear arch molding that's used on a fleetside fit on a stepside rear fender?
     
  2. 78C10BigTen

    78C10BigTen Full Access Member

    Posts:
    8,328
    Likes Received:
    6,677
    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2017
    Location:
    pennsylvannia
    First Name:
    Ted
    Truck Year:
    1978
    Truck Model:
    C10 BIG TEN
    Engine Size:
    350
    Not sure on that but im thinking probly not. Dont quote me
     
    DanMcG likes this.
  3. Big Chip

    Big Chip Full Access Member

    Age:
    52
    Posts:
    3,343
    Likes Received:
    4,201
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2017
    Location:
    Michigan
    First Name:
    Kevin
    Truck Year:
    1979
    Truck Model:
    C35
    Engine Size:
    454
    I think you’re right.

    oh, shit. Sorry.
     
  4. HotRodPC

    HotRodPC Administrator Staff Member

    Posts:
    45,256
    Likes Received:
    5,400
    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2010
    Location:
    OKC, OK
    First Name:
    HotRod
    Truck Year:
    85 K20 LWB / 86 K5
    Truck Model:
    Silverado / Silverado
    Engine Size:
    454 - Turbo 400 - 3.73 350 - 700R4 - 4.10
    Nope, not unless it's the flexible aftermarket universal kind. The opening on fleetside is more round, the opening on stepside is more rectangle rounded on the ends.
     
    DanMcG likes this.
  5. bucket

    bucket Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    38
    Posts:
    21,260
    Likes Received:
    6,717
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2010
    Location:
    Usually not in Ohio
    First Name:
    Andy
    Truck Year:
    '77, '78, '79, '84, '88
    Truck Model:
    K5 thru K30
    Engine Size:
    350-454
    I've not done it yet, but I met a fella with a stepside that did. He said they just needed a little massaging to fit, they looked good to me.
     
    DanMcG likes this.
  6. DanMcG

    DanMcG Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Posts:
    537
    Likes Received:
    175
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2014
    Location:
    Central NY
    First Name:
    Dan
    Truck Year:
    1978 1985
    Truck Model:
    k10 k10
    Engine Size:
    305 350
    Ok thanks, next question, has anyone seen rear molding for sale for a stepside?
     
  7. bucket

    bucket Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    38
    Posts:
    21,260
    Likes Received:
    6,717
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2010
    Location:
    Usually not in Ohio
    First Name:
    Andy
    Truck Year:
    '77, '78, '79, '84, '88
    Truck Model:
    K5 thru K30
    Engine Size:
    350-454
    Nope. That's why I asked the fella with the trim on the stepside. GM never offered it.
     
    80BrownK10 and DanMcG like this.
  8. DanMcG

    DanMcG Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Posts:
    537
    Likes Received:
    175
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2014
    Location:
    Central NY
    First Name:
    Dan
    Truck Year:
    1978 1985
    Truck Model:
    k10 k10
    Engine Size:
    305 350
    Rockauto has the molding for $8 each so I grabbed a pair just to see if I can make them work. I'll let y'all know how it goes.
     
    bucket likes this.
  9. CORVAIRWILD

    CORVAIRWILD Full Access Member

    Posts:
    176
    Likes Received:
    71
    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2015
    Location:
    Uppa US
    First Name:
    UGLYTRUK
    Truck Year:
    1984
    Truck Model:
    K2500 Suburban 4x4
    Engine Size:
    6.2
    I'm looking for a pair in the junkyard, and luckily I noticed this thread, I can't believe they're only $10 each for my K5 Jimmy! But door sill molding for $100 each, go figure
     
    DanMcG likes this.
  10. DanMcG

    DanMcG Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Posts:
    537
    Likes Received:
    175
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2014
    Location:
    Central NY
    First Name:
    Dan
    Truck Year:
    1978 1985
    Truck Model:
    k10 k10
    Engine Size:
    305 350
    [QUOTE="CORVAIRWILD, post: 552578, member: 7870" I can't believe they're only $10 each for my K5 Jimmy! [/QUOTE]

    I should have them by the end of the week, I'll let ya know the quality of them. I'm really not expecting much.
     
  11. Dysco

    Dysco Full Access Member

    Posts:
    286
    Likes Received:
    151
    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2019
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    First Name:
    Rick
    Truck Year:
    1979
    Truck Model:
    K10
    Engine Size:
    400
    Yes. Fleetside moldings fit. The wheel arch are very close in size and shape. The fender shape makes it look different.
     
    DanMcG likes this.
  12. 80BrownK10

    80BrownK10 Full Access Member

    Posts:
    861
    Likes Received:
    497
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2019
    Location:
    Greenwood, SC
    First Name:
    Nate
    Truck Year:
    1980
    Truck Model:
    K10
    Engine Size:
    350
    Probably been Answered but someone with the catalogue handy look to see if the part numbers are the same.
     
  13. DanMcG

    DanMcG Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Posts:
    537
    Likes Received:
    175
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2014
    Location:
    Central NY
    First Name:
    Dan
    Truck Year:
    1978 1985
    Truck Model:
    k10 k10
    Engine Size:
    305 350
    Well, I got the molding and I'm sure I can get them to fit with some massaging. I'll have to try them on my fleetside opening and see if it's any better.

    IMG_3951.JPG

    And I'm kind of impressed with the quality for eight bucks
     
    Dysco and bucket like this.
  14. DanMcG

    DanMcG Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Posts:
    537
    Likes Received:
    175
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2014
    Location:
    Central NY
    First Name:
    Dan
    Truck Year:
    1978 1985
    Truck Model:
    k10 k10
    Engine Size:
    305 350
    I just checked the fit on my fleetside and they fit like they should. On the stepside they seem it fit better when ya put the left one on the right fender.
     
    Dysco and bucket like this.
  15. dvdswan

    dvdswan Full Access Member

    Posts:
    1,444
    Likes Received:
    867
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2014
    Location:
    Port Orchard, WA
    First Name:
    Dave
    Truck Year:
    1978
    Truck Model:
    K10
    Engine Size:
    350
    Didn't duallys have the fender trim around the wheel opening?
     

Share This Page