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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-02-2009, 08:08 AM Thread Starter
 
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TJ Flatfender Mod Downunder

Hi all, its been a while since i visited here so thought i'd pop in with a just completed mod. I hit a bank a couple of weekends ago and wiped out both fenders so decided to build some flat fenders.

Im not sure what your guys rules are with guard width and tyres protrusion, but down here theyre a bit uptight about it hence the possibility of importing from manufacturers in the US is negligable, as they wouldnt be legal here anyway.









I still need to extend my rock slider into the bottom of the fender too, but thats a mission for another day just to tidy things off. It's secured through the old fender under the bonnet line with 5 bolts, the front gusset using the stock three holes, and just one bolt at the bottom rear through the tub to a plate.
Hopefully it will do the job. Im not rock crawling so any real nasty impact is probably not going to happen...... [cross fingers]
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Those look great! Are they steel or aluminum?

Our rules about such things are set by the states, so there's a lot of variance, and probably there are no rules at all in some places. The most common rule is that the tire can't stick out beyond the bodywork, but the bodywork doesn't have to be metal, so you see a lot of Jeeps with very wide plastic or rubber flares.

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That's sweet, mate.
Did you leave the rear flares stock?
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Theyre 30mm steel tube and 3mm treadplate [sorry youll have to convert those dimensions yourselves!!]

The rear ones have had the vertical plane cut off and added conveyor belt underneath to get the width........

Wheres some pics........



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Looks really good... Do you need the yellow running lights? If so CJ style would look good.

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Side running lights arent a requirement here as long as the front one can been seen from the side. Hence why i didnt go with a low profile front indicator.

Had considered though cutting into the side of the bar and recessing another LED in there.
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Very nice looking fenders. As clean as anything sold over here. Well done!

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I appreciate the compliment, but i doubt that upon close scrutiny it would compare. Still, we do what we can.

Following is a pic of the wagon that i took the template from....

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