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sp53
08-02-2012, 01:21 PM
Does anyone know if the rear fender wheel well on a 1961 tr3 had a thin pad under the vinyl or if the vinyl is glued right to the metal of the wheel well?

mrv8q
08-02-2012, 01:37 PM
Yes. Our friend Mark Macy has it:

https://macysgarage.com/myweb6/Parts/other_tr2_3_parts.htm#TR2/3%20Rear%20Wheel%20Arch%20Padding

luke44
08-02-2012, 02:12 PM
Does anyone know if the rear fender wheel well on a 1961 tr3 had a thin pad under the vinyl or if the vinyl is glued right to the metal of the wheel well?

The answer is - yes and yes.

Besides Kevin's link above to the padding needed, Mark's site also has a very comprehensive "how to" on this exact topic. (https://macysgarage.com/myweb6/wheel_arch_covers.htm)

Geo Hahn
08-03-2012, 08:59 AM
As I recall I used an old baby blanket with good results. I also trimmed the excess material along the piping/seams (quite a bit on mine) to make that piping line less lumpy.

CJD
08-03-2012, 11:05 AM
Fabric stores sell cotton batting that is identical to the original too. The original was very thin, like 1/4". A supply came in my interior set from Moss.

John

sp53
08-03-2012, 06:12 PM
Yea I am fitting this thing; it just does not want to fit. The kit I got from Moss for a 58 fit better. I am going to take it outside tomorrow and see if the heat will help get some of stiffness out. I like the baby blanket idea Geo. I bought some foam and it is the wrong stuff, but I think my main problem is the vinyl too stiff and perhaps sown tight on the radius.

luke44
08-04-2012, 10:17 AM
Yea I am fitting this thing; it just does not want to fit...

Just a heads up - they look similar but there is a left and a right.