Repairing 64 wagon rear interior wheel well covers

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    I have been told that the factory parts catalog called these pieces "molded resin."
    They are the in the rear seat area of the Fury, the plastic pieces that cover the entire rear wheel well housing. They go from the tailgate to the jams of the rear doors.

    These pieces:
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    Mine are cracked pretty badly. It has really started to spread in the last few years.

    Here's what they look like now:
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    I've done some looking and not surprisingly I can't find anyone who offers these aftermarket.
    So it looks like my options are to repair what I have. I'm looking for suggestions on how to proceed. I figure someone here must have had to deal with this type of repair before. I figure covering them with vinyl is an option, I'm also thinking about ways to try and glue them back together.

    Anyone have any experience in making repairs like this?
     
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    Oh boy, I am just spit balling here as I don't know how practical or cost effective it would be. What about taking them to be 3D printed?
     
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    That's an idea I hadn't thought of. I'll have to look into that. I'd wager that would be pretty expensive though.
     
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    Perhaps you could patch them up well enough to make plugs for female molds and reproduce them in fiberglass? Then you could paint or cover them with vinyl, carpet, leather, old burlap bags, or what ever you desire.
    Mike
     
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      I think the first thing I am going to do is attempt to do is patch them up. If I can do it from the back side and everything meshes nicely I may just be able to leave it. If not at least I have, as you said Mike, something that I can use to make a mold or cover with vinyl.
       
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      This would be your best option at this point. The plastizers are gone, shot, all dried out, making those panels brittle. Be very careful removing them if they are. Some can be so dry rotted that they'll crack if you look at them hard enough. If you can shore them up on the back side, great. Take into consideration that whatever you use to build up the back may also wreck havoc with you trying to put them back on if it's to thick. Just something to think about. Good Luck
       
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        I wonder if justdashes.com would be able to do anything with them? Check out their website. They say they restore hard plastic interior trim. 818-780-9005
         
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        I don't think they will, but nothing ventured, nothing gained. Give em a call. Good Luck
         
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        Thanks for the contact info. I'll give them a call.
         
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        Have you tried Wildcat in Sandy, OR?
         
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        No I haven't. I have gotten a couple of things from them in the past, but I had forgotten about them. I should give them a call.
         
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        OK so I decided to take a whack at repairing these pieces over the weekend.

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        First I removed the trim under the window and then carefully pulled the top back so that I could access the back side. I purchased some plastic specific two part epoxy and then grabbed some old blinds.

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        I cut the blinds to the right length, sanded them so that they had a rough surface, wiped them off and then mixed up the epoxy.

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        I tried my dangdest to get everything lined up right, then I taped it off with duct tape and added some weight to help everything set in place.

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        I'm not expecting it to be perfect, but I'm hoping it looks decent. I'll be checking it out this evening when I get home from work.

        Oh, and Tucker the dog wanted to help and couldn't understand why he couldn't get into the way back with me...
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        J you are doing the repair like I did. Weights,tape and I cut wood to length to wedge in some places too. I hope that works I need to fix the panels in my new project too. 64 Fury wagon. Jay
         
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        Basically. I'm putting the epoxy on the back side as opposed to the top. But I'm hoping to have similar results.
         
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        I had removed mine and they were pretty dirty on the backside, so I hope your repair sticks and works.

        I did a similar repair to an upholstery tear, I know, completely different material, but I learned something.

        The key was repairing small sections at a time. I used gorilla tape on the back and superglue on the joint.

        Trying to bring together a large seam was impossible, but small lengths was easy.

        Maybe duct tape the heck out of them, just to keep them together so they can be removed. Then clean and epoxy smaller sections.
        Once done, use some spray adhesive and vinyle to cover the top side. Maybe add a thin layer of padding first to cover any crack lines that would otherwise show through.

        Just brainstorming here.
         
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          I got lucky,never needed them,gave a decent set to a friend,probably still has them,I'll check if you wish.

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          My 64 880 , had the same wheel well cover . I just had them redone in vinyl and had carpet inserts to match the floor carpet and used the same carpet on the back of the seats. DSC02220.jpg DSC02220.jpg DSC02213.jpg
           
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            All good suggestions, thanks everyone.
            Ultimately I think I will have them covered with vinyl, but that's down the road. Right now I just want them to look decent and prevent them from getting worse.

            I uncovered the passenger side this evening. It's not perfect, but it's much better than it was. I took a couple of photos, but the light wasn't great. I'll post them so you can see how it looks.
             
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