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Author Topic: GMC Rear Engine Mud Flap  (Read 1100 times)
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« on: August 06, 2006, 03:20:00 PM »

Where have you purchased or what has anyone made the full width mud flap out of on the rear of GMC's?

I am talking about the one that runs from wheel well to wheel well across the coach.

I am really looking for interesting alternatives to just buying one, what did you make yours out of?.....

Maybe you found something that could be cut down that was a deal Wink (also known a cheap)

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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2006, 03:50:03 PM »

Cliff, you might just give some thought to buying an old piece of conveyor belt from one of the quarries near you and making your own brackets to install it. Lord knows...the bus doesn't care! Wink

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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2006, 04:03:10 PM »

Cliff, you might just give some thought to buying an old piece of conveyor belt from one of the quarries near you and making your own brackets to install it. Lord knows...the bus doesn't care! Wink
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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2006, 06:44:13 PM »

Cliff, the big rig stores (or the nearest full-service truck stop) sell trailer mudflaps for very cheap... big, thick rubber, some even say silly things on them. But you could buy one and cut it into strips the size you need. If you need hardware to hang it, buy some plumbers tape (actually galv. metal with lots of holes in it) from Lowes or HD, and some stainless nuts, bolts, and lockwashers. Drill... cinch it down... you're done.

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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2006, 07:07:42 PM »

Cliff -

FYI, the mudflap (actually called a "splash apron" by GMC) in the parts book supplement is listed as three pieces:

Outer (2) = 3/16" thick x 9" high x 25-1/4" long

Center = 3/16" x 9" x 34"

It is basically the same material as an 18 wheeler's mudflaps, but I don't see why a stiff conveyor belt wouldn't work, as long as it was as least as thick (3/16") as OEM.

HTH. . .
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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2006, 08:16:53 PM »

The "flap" that I put on my MC5 used a 1 1/2"X1 1/2" thin guage angle iron. Put one side to the bus and the flap to the other. simple install with self tapper's. I pre-drilled the bus side and used silicone at each hole between the angle and the bus.

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« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2006, 11:10:20 PM »

My vote is for the conveyor belt, its what I use, and it works great. Tuff and free!
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« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2006, 04:43:33 PM »

Big transit here in Toronto uses the ribbed flooring material on their GM 5307's. Makes good mudflaps too.

If you still have that tough stuff lying around from the pre-conversion tear out, cut it to whatever depth you want.

happy coaching!
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