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A Arm Dust Shields
« on: November 04, 2011, 04:56:57 PM »
Lots of places are reproducing the A arm dust shields (the rubber like things on the inner fenders) but nobody that I have found seems to have fasteners. What is everybody using to fasten these to the inner fender ? Thanks.

Dan
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Re: A Arm Dust Shields
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2011, 06:19:46 PM »
Dan,

They were put on with staples and clips. The clips are a lot easier.
Fusick has the right clips, PN 3774. I think you'll need about a dozen.
$1.50 each.

Mark
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Re: A Arm Dust Shields
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2011, 07:30:41 PM »
Mark, thanks for the info. Great catalog Fusick has.
A while back when ordering the window sweep material from Steele Rubber the sales person let it slip that some of their parts came from another supplier - Rubber The Right Way http://www.rubbertherightway.com/1965-buick-4235-ctg.htm Went to that site and found the same item for $1.25 each. To do the A arms and the inside front fenders you will need 20 clips. At $1.25 each that's $25.00. The dust shields themselves 'only' cost $15.00.  :crybaby2:

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Re: A Arm Dust Shields
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2011, 11:56:10 PM »
Galvanized or stainless wire will work in place of the staples. Drill out the existing staple holes a tad larger and thru the dust shield to make install easier.

You can buy the rubber dust shield material in bulk from CARS, about $25 for a 12" x 48" piece.
Do the 65's use it anywhere else?
Walt K
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Re: A Arm Dust Shields
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2011, 08:31:11 AM »
Walt, the material is not used any place else on the car that I know of. My post car does not have staple size holes. It has the bigger holes that the clips would go in.

Dan
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Re: A Arm Dust Shields
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2011, 10:56:38 AM »
Walt

You can use the same material to replace the vertical pieces that run between the radiator.  ( see photo )

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Re: A Arm Dust Shields
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2011, 11:16:20 AM »
Hi Tom,

The side panel pieces weren't used on the GS cars.

Mark
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Re: A Arm Dust Shields
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2011, 03:40:40 PM »
Mark

My car was pretty much all there including those pieces, so I replaced them.  Maybe someone put them there.  Oh well, thanks for the info.

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Re: A Arm Dust Shields
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2011, 04:00:49 PM »
Tom,

That could be the case. I think were used on the small motor cars to fill a gap in the radiator/shroud
placement. I think all the core support side stampings had the holes pierced for them though.
I parted a 65 300 engine car last year that had em, so...??

Mark
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Re: A Arm Dust Shields
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2011, 05:06:48 PM »
Walt, the material is not used any place else on the car that I know of. My post car does not have staple size holes. It has the bigger holes that the clips would go in.

Dan

Ahhh, ok.
That's where the 66's differ.....they're stapled on. I didn't know about the clips.
66's also had flaps under the headlights to fill the gap between the headlight door and bumper. Same material.
I vaguely (very vaguely!) remember seeing a filler strip between the taillights and rear bumper.... I thought that was on my 65.
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Re: A Arm Dust Shields
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2011, 05:35:06 PM »
Walt, there is something between the bumper and the taillights but don't know if its made of this material.
Hey Mark, didn't you show me something like that at your place ?

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Re: A Arm Dust Shields
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2011, 07:05:44 PM »
Dan,

Yes. That part is the same material. Walt, I think you wanted a template of that awhile ago. I have one for you, but I need your address.

Mark
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Re: A Arm Dust Shields
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2011, 09:12:01 PM »
Mark,

Thanks for the response. Send me a template too. If you need an address let me know.

Dan
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Re: A Arm Dust Shields
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2011, 12:29:40 AM »
The piece on the rear body is short compared to the 70 thats the length of the entire lip. The a arm shields on my65  conv are staped from the backside instead of top like later cars .

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Re: A Arm Dust Shields
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2014, 07:06:00 AM »
Sorry to revive this old thread! Does anyone have a photo of how the dust/splash shield should be mounted on the inner fender? I've seen several options, but I'm curious to see how the factory did it. I'm guessing the plant used the staples as most GM cars at the time did. I'm sure my inner fenders are replacements and have the round holes, but, would love to know if that is correct and how to properly install the shields. (I have the kit and clips from RubberTheRightWay, but I'm not sure how it should go!)
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