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Lost rear offside wheel arch
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userbigalw35
Posted: 3 September 2018 10:52 AM
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Whilst traveling in Essex on Saturday I lost the rear offside wheel arch, I have the 2001 Mercedes Hymer B680, RHD, 2151cc, any help in locating a replacement would be appreciated, thanks
userKeithl
Posted: 3 September 2018 11:08 AM
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Do you know approximately where you lost it and if so did you go back to look for it?

It may well be easier to get the old one repaired than to get a new one made if you where able to go back and look for it.

Otherwise the only possible source of Hymer spares that I have heard of is Peter Hambilton

http://www.friendlyhippo.co.uk/hymerdirect/

Keith.
userbigalw35
Posted: 3 September 2018 11:15 AM
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Hi Keith, we leave the camp on Saturday so I’ll go home and get the Alphard out and retake the journey we did Saturday? Maybe lucky,

I have emailed Peter at friendly hippo, but he retires in December, so who knows,

Thanks for replying
userTracker
Posted: 3 September 2018 12:07 PM
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I am unfamiliar with the part, but would it be possible to remove the other side wheelarch and use it as a mould or template to form a new one using either grp or maybe aluminium?
userbigalw35
Posted: 3 September 2018 12:13 PM
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I had thought of that and checked the near side, I don’t think there’s a lot differences? Keith suggested that I retrace the journey, which I will do in the Alphard, but it’s about 50 miles, but hey ho, it could save me a lot of money, at the worst way I do have 16g aluminium so I could make a temp, apart from it looking a bit unsitely, not sure about the MOT ?
userTracker
Posted: 3 September 2018 12:20 PM
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If you are able to make one, could you make a pair then any differences between original and fabricated would not be obvious?
userbigalw35
Posted: 3 September 2018 2:21 PM
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I’m at a campsite now about 50 miles from home, before I start to make I’ll cover my tracks and see if I can find it first, when I get home I’ll remove the near side and see how it fares to the off side
userstarvin marvin
Posted: 3 September 2018 4:16 PM
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bigalw35 - 2018-09-03 10:52 AM

Whilst traveling in Essex on Saturday I lost the rear offside wheel arch, I have the 2001 Mercedes Hymer B680, RHD, 2151cc, any help in locating a replacement would be appreciated, thanks


My advice is to join both HCI (Hymer Club International) owners club, and HOG (Hymer Owners Group, on Facebook, they have discounts with various parts suppliers.

Otherwise speak with Darren Leadbetter at Brownhills parts dept.
userthebishbus
Posted: 3 September 2018 4:30 PM
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Have a look at SFM Caravans, they have a selection of outer wheel arches .
Brian B

PS They call them wheel arch spats.

Edited by thebishbus 2018-09-03 4:58 PM
userbigalw35
Posted: 5 September 2018 7:54 AM
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Cheers, Steve & thebishbus, will do on both counts

Edited by bigalw35 2018-09-05 7:55 AM
userbigalw35
Posted: 8 September 2018 10:41 PM
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Many thanks for all the peeps that came up with suggestions, luckily I found the wheel arch just a couple of miles from the camp site after we left this morning, so all’s we’ll that ends well, and not too much damage either
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