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Old 09-04-2009, 10:51 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Those plastic wheel storage covers would be perfect to use for something like this. I have wanted to do this for a while now. Snow might be murder on it but perhaps not.

Start with a two piece plastic cover, easily separated flange/seam radially along the middle of the cover. You would have to attach to the back of the spindle. simple!

As a side benefit these would keep your wheel wells clear of all that road gunk that always collects under there: the main reason for the inevitable rust in these areas. I just cleaned out my rear wells today. Yuck!

Would reduce the aero drag but still leave a gap for the air to push around.
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