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Just as I was enjoying the Esprit Turbo this passed summer, I noticed the immense heat coming from the left rear wheel well. On my previous '89 & newer ones the factory installed a shield, just wondering if anyone has installed this "exact" piece (see pic) on a G body N/A &/or Turbo, not looking for custom (got that now, & am not too keen on keeping it, looks, well...home made) would like this factory piece. Just wanting that little extra piece of mind for tires' sake :)

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Thank you for your kind words. The edging comes from www. sealsplusdirect.co.uk  or  https://www.sealsdirect.co.uk/ .

I found my first attempt "diamond pattern" looking crude, too "industrial", simply incongruous. I started searching for alternatives. One day, I saw a divider wall in some supermarket bathroom (W

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There definitely should be heatshields in the LH wheel well, from memory 2 pieces fixed to the body and one fixed to the top of the spring platform.

None of them look like the picture on the G cars, they are molded from heatproof material. 

If none of these are present this would seem to be a big risk as the exhaust is very close to the body there.

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I agree, I do have the factory "top spring mount" heatshield, but somehow I too feel that the tire needs some buffer from the hot pipes. Of course many things can be custom fabricated, but I like OE looking type mods 

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Been in there recently to renew my suspension. As Andy says, it’s 2 heat shields. One small moulded piece that wraps 180 degrees around the top of the shock mount and covers down to the rubber or poly spring grommet , held by 2 screws. Then there’s the outer shield made of the same heat resistant material. That one is much larger piece, flat and sort of semi circular shaped at the top. Held on by 4-5 screws, it covers about a third of the wheelarch downwards and has a clean, straight cutoff at the bottom, no fold-in flap as shown in your picture. Your shield seems to be made of metal or aluminium and that would accumulate heat and act like a boilerplate...

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On 27/11/2018 at 07:09, canamfan said:

Hi all,

Just as I was enjoying the Esprit Turbo this passed summer, I noticed the immense heat coming from the left rear wheel well. On my previous '89 & newer ones the factory installed a shield, just wondering if anyone has installed this "exact" piece (see pic) on a G body N/A &/or Turbo, not looking for custom (got that now, & am not too keen on keeping it, looks, well...home made) would like this factory piece. Just wanting that little extra piece of mind for tires' sake :)

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Yes, this piece is OEM shield used on 89 and later cars. Otherwise the left tyre gets badly baked.

I have fitted a custom full shield there. The inner shield protect header against water splash. In addition, it shields inner CV joint gaiter, which sustained heat damage on my car.

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I found my first attempt "diamond pattern" looking crude, too "industrial", simply incongruous. I started searching for alternatives.

One day, I saw a divider wall in some supermarket bathroom (WC), and fell in love with it. I even took a detailed pictures of the bathroom wall. Sheet metal pattern was uniform, fine, uniform and aesthetically pleasing.

After a long search, I found a similar pattern and a manufacturer who makes such embossed panels in stainless steel and Aluminum, under the name "rigidised sheet metal".

Now, I think my shields look more attractive, take a look.

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Looks proper!!  I have several heat shields I have removed from cars over time. I need to spend some time to recreate this shield as I’m missing it. I like the edging, while i have seen it before, where did you purchase it??

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On 01/01/2021 at 18:04, Farfromugen said:

Looks proper!!  I have several heat shields I have removed from cars over time. I need to spend some time to recreate this shield as I’m missing it. I like the edging, while i have seen it before, where did you purchase it??

Thank you for your kind words.

The edging comes from www. sealsplusdirect.co.uk  or  https://www.sealsdirect.co.uk/

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Outstandingly clean lines.

Upon going to the seals direct website, you’ll want to find the automotive trim page. Scroll and scroll and scroll down until you find the Edge Trims (which is what I believe is pictured). 
 

Their self-grip ability appears based on thickness of the heat shield (which presumably is folded or rolled?) so I imagine measure thickness accordingly.

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Scott

1986 Esprit HCI (Bosch-injected)

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