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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-04-2002, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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Mud flaps for the engine bay

Well after gouging an inch or so of mud of the intake manifold and around the spark plugs it looks like I need to do something to stop (slow) the mud from getting into my engine bay..

Anyone got any bright ideas or any pics of what they've done to make mud flaps for the engine bay???

I got some floor mats from a roll-over I was in, and I'm thinking of choppin them up; but I got a hunch that the heat from the manifolds might be a little too much for floor mats..

Any ideas guys?? Chipping mud off my intake manifold ain't the funnest job around.
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Re: Mud flaps for the engine bay

I had ideas about thatm nothing I was going to seriously do, but... Anyway, I thought if you could attach a sheet of something or the other along the bottom of the front clip all the way around and then attach it around the oil pan or something just seal the enine off. With holes for the tranny and such.
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Re: Mud flaps for the engine bay

do you have no inner wheelwells or something? I'd just find some cheap roofing rubber to go between the wheelwells and the frame. horse mats work pretty good if you want something rigid. also, mudflaps from big trucks work well but they're expensive.

i plan on buying some plastic to make mudflaps and deflectors for my truck. years ago i bought some from polyskid.com and it's pretty near indestructible.
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Re: Mud flaps for the engine bay

I don't know why I get so much mud and water into the engine bay.. the other guy I was wheeling with barely had anything (relative to the amounts I had)..

I have inner wheel wells, and they are badically solid where it counts...

Thanks for the replies, I'll work something out.
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Re: Mud flaps for the engine bay

Check out the last picture on this post. it looks like rubber hanging from the hood down to the frame rails.
<a target="_blank" href=http://tellico.off-road.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&amp;Board=truck&amp;Number=79237 8&amp;page=0&amp;view=collapsed&amp;sb=5&amp;o=0&a mp;fpart=1#Post792728>http://tellico.off-road.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&amp;Board=truck&amp;Number=79237 8&amp;page=0&amp;view=collapsed&amp;sb=5&amp;o=0&a mp;fpart=1#Post792728</a>
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Re: Mud flaps for the engine bay

Umm. circular post???
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Hmm, how did that happen? I was talking about shewheeler's post "wowee...now thats a truck."
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Re: Mud flaps for the engine bay

Oh yeah, this truck:

looks like it does have some thing like that.
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Re: Mud flaps for the engine bay

That's the one! I just messsed up the posting.
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