These pieces on my 96 Impala are rusty and broken. Does anyone happen to have a clean set?
That's a great question. I will look at the other pieces when I get home but I think they are rusty and crusty, too.Do you need a complete set, or just the pieces shown in your picture?
Probably true, but I see they go for $80 or something on eBay. I'll probably have to take a shot at wire wheeling, OSPHOing, and painting what I have.He could use a set of tank straps as well.
I looked at the other pieces not shown in the pic. They are rusty and crusty, so a whole set is preferable.Do you need a complete set, or just the pieces shown in your picture?
I don't think that's true. 91 to 93 cars only have the one, single heat shield because the exhaust only goes by the tank on one side. There hasn't been a plague of punctured gas tanks as a result on those cars.But those are more than just heat shields. They are also debris guards. And they add some margin of safety to the gas tank from puncture in a rear-end accident if everything pushes forward (I'm looking at you Crown Vic). So while heat reflective tape may solve one concern, I would feel better using something more stout to prevent the other concerns.
I have adjusted my post to make it sound more like an opinion (and a suggestion) rather than fact.I don't think that's true. 91 to 93 cars only have the one, single heat shield because the exhaust only goes by the tank on one side. There hasn't been a plague of punctured gas tanks as a result on those cars.
I have a very nice set of the lower shields available if you're interested in buying: FS: Pair of 1994 - 1996 Sedan Fuel Tank Shields | Chevy Impala SS Forumre 1996 Caprice 146k
Anybody got any ideas or pictures or source for some?
From the side view, they may appear as flat sheets of metal because you only see the edge. But a closer look, and they are formed. Unless someone built some custom ones.I've noticed something hanging underneath the rear of the car near the fuel tank. It looks like a sheet metal baffle, possibly to somehow keep the fuel tank from being penetrated. ... The heat shields I've seen on the forum don't look anything like what I'm talking about. Mine seems to be just flat sheet metal.