Question about Wheel Well

Question about Wheel Well

Postby Diablo_deth [OP] » January 2nd 2021, 12:23am

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Hi, I am a new owner to a 2000 Astro Van. It will take a lot of work to bring out the hidden gem.
I have question about the Front wheel well, there is a rubber liner, can those be replaced, both my driver and passenger side is starting to break apart and every time I make a turn, it is rubbing against the tires. :screaming:

Do anyone know what this part is call, and a part number.

Thank you
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Re: Question about Wheel Well

Postby Leeann_93 » January 2nd 2021, 2:47am

Not sure they’d be available any longer. Pick’n’pull is probably your best option.
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Re: Question about Wheel Well

Postby Rod's Trucks » January 2nd 2021, 5:29am

Diablo_...
I keep a list handy, of the small items I need, or would like to find in better condition.
When I go to the P' n 'P, I take that with me. as a refresher.
A 'right side inner wheel well flap' was on my list ( not sure if that is the correct terminology, but it was adequate for my reminder list). I probably saw a dozen or more ripped, torn, or missing, before I found a good one on the second or third field trip.
The driver side side on that van was gone, but the next hulk I looked at had a pristine driver side, so I took both. Now I have a spare for the driver side...of course now I will never need to replace that side.
If you find a good one, be prepared to be very careful with the plastic rivets. There are small tools ( upholstery and trim panel retainer tools )with a forked opening, made for those rivets. If you plan on working on the van much, that tool will come in handy in many places. It is easy to rip that 20+ year old rubber sheet.
Interesting tidbit: In several years, and over a dozen trips to at least four different P' n' P's, I have never seen a windshield washer/coolant bottle assembly, that had both mounting tabs intact. IMHO, That seems very strange to me, for mounting tab on a plastic tank to be such a common failure. I just spliced a small strip of aluminum across the break on mine as a 'temporary' fix. I am too cheap to buy a new one and the 'patch' works just fine. Maybe I will strike it rich, find an intact piece some day.
Good luck hunting.
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Re: Question about Wheel Well

Postby markmitch » January 2nd 2021, 5:36am

If you go to the local home depot they have a rubber sheeting on a roll in different colors usually in the area where the kitchen stuff is. It works pretty good for a replacement in the area you asked about. I used my torn ones as a pattern and made new ones. It may not last as long as the original but it works. Mark
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Re: Question about Wheel Well

Postby Rod's Trucks » January 2nd 2021, 5:49am

Markmitch,
Yes! Thanks for that suggestion.
And here is another option: the rolls of rubber sheeting used for floor runners might also work.
After my basic 2" lift, I have been thinking of making something to reduce the splash that gets past the lower edge of my stock flaps.
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Re: Question about Wheel Well

Postby Diablo_deth [OP] » January 2nd 2021, 7:27am

Thanks you MarkMitch and Rod J
I will try the JY and if that dont work out, I will try to Rubber Sheets from Home Depot.
I am in Everett, WA, Rod J, do you know of any good and relatable shops in my area ?
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