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Re: Has anyone added flare sides to a Jeep?
"You could mount the tail lights on the bumper if you hack off the rear corners." -Dan Stew
I've been thinking about this for at least a year now, and am planning on doing this before I lift the Jeep (except I plan to mount recessed round tail-lights into the tailgate). Currently I'm fixing up the Comanche to make it more saleable so I can buy the tools required to do this.
I was thinking more along the lines of making a "frame" out of angle-iron to which the sheetmetal could be welded. Once the frame was together it should be easy enough to take measurements and cut the sheetmetal to shape. Then weld it onto the top piece of the frame from underneath, and bend down the sides. Weld them to the frame from underneath, and then to the seams where the sides and the tub join, and where both sides come together...
Required tools would be a chop-saw, a welder, a dremel, big tin-snips, rubber mallet, some long clamps and a couple 2x4s... I'm still working on what to do for the front, I've got something more elaborate planned there! [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]