Viscount 1982 Grand Tourer - Wheel Spats

Submitted: Saturday, Aug 17, 2013 at 09:45
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HI,

We recently purchased our first Caravan. An oldie but a goodie.

Unfort when we got it back to the workshop we found the leaf suspension was cracked. That was easy and cheap enough for Trev to replace. However, when taking the tyres off, the already cracking Wheel spats- well spat it.

Online we can only find plastic spats - is this normal. Seems at $70 a pair we might be replacing these quite often.

Can you buy spats anywhere in something stronger than plastic?

THANKS
Ness & Trev
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Reply By: The Bantam - Saturday, Aug 17, 2013 at 09:54

Saturday, Aug 17, 2013 at 09:54
Do exactly what the caravan manufacturer did...make your own.

Plywood, glassfibre and marine epoxy can be incredibly strong and light.

You have the originals in more or less one piece for a pattern

cheers

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Reply By: pop2jocem - Saturday, Aug 17, 2013 at 10:56

Saturday, Aug 17, 2013 at 10:56
You could also take a sample to a sheet metal manufacturer and get them to knock you up a set. The material can be thin and light and probably easier to have the attaching hardware fitted. If you are a bit on the handy side you could make them yourself.

Cheers
Pop
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Sunday, Aug 18, 2013 at 00:29

Sunday, Aug 18, 2013 at 00:29
Are these the ones you are looking for - Link?
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