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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Nov 19th, 19, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
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1965 Chevelle Wheel Well Molding

Hi,

I was wondering if anyone has an opinion regarding the reproduction wheel well moldings and who makes the set that is closest to original and how close are they.

I'm not sure if they all come from Taiwan and sold by various venders or if there are actually different factories out there that make them and some are of a better quality.

The price certainly varies. I have an original set and the reas look restorable but I'm worried about the fronts since they have some nasty looking dings. More like bashed up , and I'm not sure I can re-form them. The cost for two fronts is just about the same as all four.

Just thought I'd throw this out and see how the mop flops.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Nov 19th, 19, 1:43 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 1965 Chevelle Wheel Well Molding

Update on moldings.

Apparently the major difference in the reproduction and the originals is the rolled edge along the outboard side that covers the wheel well profile. I was just informed that a reproduction set I was looking at has flat single layer edges. At this point I'm not sure any set out there is made with rolled edges. I know the originals do since I have a set. For what it's worth.
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Re: 1965 Chevelle Wheel Well Molding

A good trim guy should be able to restore your originals. I would do that before buying aftermarket.

Dennis Barnett in Indiana comes to mind.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Nov 20th, 19, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
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Re: 1965 Chevelle Wheel Well Molding

Okay, I'll check into it. Thanks
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