Rear Wheel Arch Repair - Oversize - LH
This piece is designed to be used when you are replacing a previously made repair that is sub-standard - VERY common on E-Type FHC and 2+2 body shells. This piece is substantially larger than our standard piece - it measures 7 inches above the wheel arch edge. The top edge of this panel has a stepped flange that is reinforced so that the piece will retain its shape when being welded in.
This piece is EXTREMELY accurate in every dimension, curve, and edge. However, it should ONLY be used if you absolutely must - for virgin E-types with minimal rust along the bottom edge of the rear wing, use the standard panel which is 3 inches above the wheel arch and much less expensive. Call us anytime for help with this repair - it is MUCH harder to repair this area properly than it looks!
This panel is patterned after an original Series 1 E-Type, but is the same on all 6-cylinder cars - Series 1, 1.5, and 2. It is recommended for Coupes and 2+2's where the wheel arch has an inner wheel-well that traps moisture and rusts along the edge, but this piece CAN be used for roadsters as well. (see our other panel specifically for Roadsters...)
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!
Our edges are a crisp 90-degree bend - and they match the original wheel arch shape EXACTLY!
Purchasing the matching INNER wheel arch with this is HIGHLY recommended - you will need it! The edge of our inner repair panel is just as correct and crisp, and they fit into the arched edge of the outer piece BEAUTIFULLY - MUCH better than even the factory built cars! It truly is a joy to pull them off the shelf and tuck them into this piece for shipping, and see that perfect fit - I know you will be VERY pleased!Delivered in fresh, bare steel coated in a light oil for rust-prevention, simply wipe down with solvent before priming.