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Title: Bobbert, ideas for splash shields?
Post by: Ken on December 06, 2010, 06:10:47 PM
Since the weather has gotten a little wet recently, and since the original splash shields from Chaz are long gone as they were cooked to the point of being brittle, I think it behooves me and the car to come up with a repair.

Searching in the FleeBay used to come up with some pieces for a '68 Fury, but no more (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley11.gif)

So, what material would you suggest I get if I have to make up a pair from scratch?  Unless somebody has a set they can pass along? (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley32.gif)


Title: Bobbert, ideas for splash shields?
Post by: Stitcherbob on December 06, 2010, 06:52:29 PM
the Imperial site has some templates for my 73....maybe they will work or they may have earlier years on there. The correct rubber is called "masticated rubber" and we used to get it right from Goodyear. I think we get it from McMaster Carr now, but I would google search for it and see if there's a local dealer for you out there.

Title: Bobbert, ideas for splash shields?
Post by: Ken on December 06, 2010, 07:23:38 PM
So it's not something I can pick up at Lowe's/Home Depot?

Title: Bobbert, ideas for splash shields?
Post by: Ken on December 06, 2010, 07:42:40 PM

OK, I found a place online that lists sheets for $4.25 sqft http://www.rubbertherightway.com/Universal materials.htm (http://www.rubbertherightway.com/Universal%20materials.htm)

Not too shabby for a company that supplies parts for a Caddi-wrack (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley22.gif)

Moesy2010-12-07 00:44:22
Title: Bobbert, ideas for splash shields?
Post by: Brian on December 06, 2010, 08:35:15 PM
I made up a set for my 87 dodge ram from some rubber floor matting from Home Depot.  It's black and ribbed on one side, and textured on the other.  Might be called hallway run?  Anyway about 3 feet wide and then as long as you need it.  Very flexible and easy to work with.  I bought a 2 foot length and then cut it into two 18"x2' sections.

I bought my inner splash shields for the wagon from someone......I'll rummage through my receipts to see if I can find out who it was.


Title: Bobbert, ideas for splash shields?
Post by: Brian on December 06, 2010, 08:41:33 PM
I know these guys will have what you need.

http://www.remautoinc.com/faq.php (http://www.remautoinc.com/faq.php)


Title: Bobbert, ideas for splash shields?
Post by: Brian on December 06, 2010, 08:50:39 PM
Here's another one.....

http://www.restorationspecialties.com/splash_shield_seals.htm (http://www.restorationspecialties.com/splash_shield_seals.htm)


Title: Bobbert, ideas for splash shields?
Post by: Steve on December 07, 2010, 05:41:43 AM
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The only problem with that stuff is it breaks up in time Bri
 
I did that already.  Need to use sides of a 4 ply tire and a sawsall
Title: Bobbert, ideas for splash shields?
Post by: Brian on December 07, 2010, 08:05:01 AM

Quote from: POLARACO
Quote from: thrashingcows
I made up a set for my 87 dodge ram from some rubber floor matting from Home Depot.  It's black and ribbed on one side, and textured on the other.  Might be called hallway run?  Anyway about 3 feet wide and then as long as you need it.  Very flexible and easy to work with.  I bought a 2 foot length and then cut it into two 18"x2' sections.

I bought my inner splash shields for the wagon from someone......I'll rummage through my receipts to see if I can find out who it was.

The only problem with that stuff is it breaks up in time Bri
 

Actually I sold the truck so it's not my problem anymore.... ;)   But in the past I've used really thin mud flaps from Kenworth/Peterbuilt etc.  They are about 1/4" thick and are even better then the masticated rubber they use originally.

Title: Bobbert, ideas for splash shields?
Post by: Steve on December 07, 2010, 10:53:29 AM
I agree on that Brian. . .But they are still too heavy
Title: Bobbert, ideas for splash shields?
Post by: Ken on December 07, 2010, 03:49:30 PM
Mercy buckets, Brian (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)

Title: Bobbert, ideas for splash shields?
Post by: Brian on December 13, 2010, 05:57:34 PM
Just came across these on E-bay.....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/65-68-MOPAR-CHRYSLER-NEWPORT-NEW-YORKER-A-ARM-SHIELDS-/310279717438?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item483e1cc23e (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/65-68-MOPAR-CHRYSLER-NEWPORT-NEW-YORKER-A-ARM-SHIELDS-/310279717438?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item483e1cc23e)


Title: Bobbert, ideas for splash shields?
Post by: Ken on December 13, 2010, 07:45:15 PM

Quote from: thrashingcows
Just came across these on E-bay.....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/65-68-MOPAR-CHRYSLER-NEWPORT-NEW-YORKER-A-ARM-SHIELDS-/310279717438?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item483e1cc23e (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/65-68-MOPAR-CHRYSLER-NEWPORT-NEW-YORKER-A-ARM-SHIELDS-/310279717438?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item483e1cc23e)


(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley8.gif)That's the seller that I noticed on EBay!!  Nice to see they're back! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)

Title: Bobbert, ideas for splash shields?
Post by: Steve on December 13, 2010, 08:15:20 PM
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I must be doing something wrong.  I've been looking all over the pace for that sponge rubber used for gaskets.  I suck at search engines
Title: Bobbert, ideas for splash shields?
Post by: Rich on December 14, 2010, 04:40:45 PM
 I took mine off since I don't have to worry about too much inclement weather (other than the random hail storm) the extra openings allow a lot of the exhaust manifold heat out and removing them actually lowered my engine temps almost 10 degrees.
Title: Bobbert, ideas for splash shields?
Post by: Steve on December 14, 2010, 07:10:22 PM
Quote from: krautmaster
 I took mine off since I don't have to worry about too much inclement weather (other than the random hail storm) the extra openings allow a lot of the exhaust manifold heat out and removing them actually lowered my engine temps almost 10 degrees.


 
You're lucky!  Right now I wish I could get Polaraco over 185* right now.  Even with the rad completely covered.  I have the fans turned off too.
 
POLARACO2010-12-15 00:11:27