Rear Lower Valance Repair - BD18838 - LH
This is the FORWARD SECTION of a LH Rear Lower Valance panel for the Series 1 E-Type. This panel fits ALL 6-cylinder E-Types - Series 1, 1.5, and 2.
It is correct in every dimension - including the thickness, the location and angles of the bends and flanges, and curvature. We recently went to GREAT LENGTHS to make sure that these panels are EXACT! We refined the pattern several times in the early years of MM, and this piece is DEAD ON - E-Type restoration shops LOVE these because they fit the shells beautifully!
This section is approx. 4.5 inches wide behind the wheel, and goes from the bumper seam, all the way down and under to the boot floor seam. We find that this is PLENTY of material to repair even the WORST rust we see in this area. We recommend fitting this panel, and trimming it down to use as little of the panel as possible - usually, 2 inches behind the wheel is just about right.
Repairing the rear lower valance in this way is often a much better option that replacing it entirely - which requires the opening of leaded seams in the rear of the boot panel. This panel is 100% CORRECT in it's shape, costs less than the complete lower valance, and is SUBSTANTIALLY less work to install!
We also have the rear "wall" of the inner wheelhouse available - the bottom edges of it usually rust where it meets the rear lower valance. Browse through our catalog - we have EVERY panel yopu'll need to repair the rust around your rear wheels!
Delivered in fresh, bare steel coated in a light oil for rust-prevention, simply wipe down with solvent before priming.