Rear arch replacement/repair

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nigel poustie
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Rear arch replacement/repair

Post by nigel poustie » Thu Mar 16, 2023 9:51 am

Hi Folks
I’m looking at sorting my rear arches this summer.
I have read people using VW golf mk3 panels which are cheap on ebay
Also, Volvo 440 which are a bit more expensive but nothing like as expensive as 480 panels from skandix.
Can anyone share any experience of doing this and how close a fit the alternatives are and how much doctoring is required?
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Re: Rear arch replacement/repair

Post by AdamG » Thu Mar 16, 2023 5:00 pm

I’ll be following this thread, trying to get mine sorted this year too!

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Re: Rear arch replacement/repair

Post by Oscar WS » Thu Mar 16, 2023 7:10 pm

Me, too.
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Re: Rear arch replacement/repair

Post by kitt » Wed Mar 29, 2023 9:38 am

A while ago for mine mk3 ford escort arches were used - you can see the result here :- viewtopic.php?t=11097&p=112284

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