I have a 1991 Chevy K1500 1/2 ton pickup. It's not a step-side where
the rear fenders are on the outside, but a regular bed with the
fenders on the inside of the bed. I have a couple of links below to
some pictures of trucks I found on-line to show how the body and
fenders are on this truck..
I want to remove the front and rear "inner fenders" directly above
tires, (the factory manual calls these wheelhouses) so I can spray
some cavity wax rust inhibitor on the inside of the front and rear
fenders since they tend to rust from the inside out just above the
outsides of the tires where the fenders are flared outward a little.
The wheel-house is covering the area I need to inspect and spray. I
want the spray the entire inside of the front an rear fenders and
insides of the side bed panels. I would also like to inspect the top
side of the rear wheelhouses for rust and clean and paint as
The factory manual gives instructions for removing the front
wheelhouses, which is basically removing the front wheels, taking out
the wheelhouse bolts, and then removing the wheelhouse. The manual
also shows a front "fender wheelhouse flare" that I didn't know was
However, the manual gives no instructions for removing the rear
wheelhouses and this got me thinking that they might be spot welded
and not really removable. If I remove the bolts to the rear
wheelhouses will they pop out or are they spot welded as well ?
I would appreciate any feedback or advice.