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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-05-2001, 12:08 AM Thread Starter
 
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My new flares kickass!

Now that im running these wide 33's (rears stick out lots with the rims), i need a way to cover them up.. MY SOLUTION (sorry Jeepn, coulnt resist) was to obtain lawn edging (which Jeepn sent me) and then add it to the orignal flare.
I started out by cutting the edge off the flare with a jig saw, so the mounting surface on the flare is level with the end of the flare.
Next i put these little clips on the flares that you use sheetmetal screws with. Then i put the lawn edging along the metal flare on the body (same as if you were putting on the stock flare) then drilled out the holes. I then bolted it in with the screws and it held good, and looks great. note, this is for my 1 fender with good sheetmetal.. the other 3 were very time consuming and didnt go as well.
My other 3 fenders, the metal flare things were totally rusted out, well mostley, they had a bit of metal left. So i cut out the bad stuff, then cut strips 5" long out of sheet metal, drilled holes in the ends, atttached one end to the flare then bent it along the inner fender, drilled , then used a sheet metal screw to secure it.. it was a pain but it works good, and you cant see anything inless you look under the fender.
After i did that i put in the lawn edging.
I stated this at 5:15 Pm and finished at 11 Pm, and thats non stop, no eating, drinking etc..
Ill attempt to obtain some pix of my truck as soon as possible.. I highly reccomend this mod for all your thrifty basturds (BiLLybOb, me) becuase it is dirt cheap, looks great and durable (so i think).




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Re: My new flares kickass!

How did you reinstall the factory flares? I usually just glue them back on. So you mounted the garded edging ON TOP of the metal factory flare brace?

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Re: My new flares kickass!

yes, on top then i mounted the stock flare ontop of the lawn edging, and screwed it all togeather.
I made things out of sheetmetal, drill holes, screw one end into good sheet metal on the body then the other onto the flare.. works good.



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