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145 inner fender..fan shaped area above shock stock?

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Old Oct 13th, 2017, 03:05   #1
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Default 145 inner fender..fan shaped area above shock stock?

On my new 145, I've discovered a rusty section in the drivers rear fender well. It's rusted through just above the upper shock mount, in the vertical section of the fender well.

I noticed that this rust, is basically in an area that is below a fan shaped piece of sheetmetal on the inner fender well, fanning out upwards from the upper shock mount. I noticed this fan shaped piece of metal on the passenger side as well.


Is this from the factory, and a structural stiffener? Or is this a previous repair?
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Old Oct 13th, 2017, 09:24   #2
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From the factory and important. Be glad they are still there
Regards, Kay
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Old Oct 13th, 2017, 12:16   #3
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Still Available from Brookhouse Parts scroll down the page towards the bottom.
https://www.classicvolvoparts.co.uk/...=A_Body_Panels

They were a factory item on most model years.
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Old Oct 13th, 2017, 13:58   #4
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Thank you for the replies!That repair panel might be very helpful, depending on how far out the rust goes.

On my car the shocks are not attached to the sheetmetal, they are tied directly into the frame.

Compared with this repair panel, my panels do not have the mounting hole for the shock mount, rather they have a larger diameter cutout on the bottom where the shock resides. I'll try and get a picture if I can.
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