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Re: Newbie sez \"Hi\" and asks a question
Welcome to our little community! The complete answer to your question about removing the fender attachments is kinda icky. You can remove them without a torch (you have to use a handgrinder on the spot welds, you will find a ton of rust behind those attachments when you get them off), but you CAN'T re-attach the stock Flare-frames without welding them back on, and takin' them off usually destroys them (I guess you could rivot new ones on, but it would be a major PITA, and you would just re-install the rust collection area again). A lot of the guys on this board find some Jeep flares and install them instead. They don't need a frame, are very flexible and handle the rigors of the trail well. I've removed my flares and am still in the search of the perfect flare (for some reason I'm being very picky. I have an image of what I want them to look like and am havin' trouble finding a way of building that image). I run 33X12.50's and they stick out of my zook about 7", coating me with mud every time I hit a wet trail. Hope this helps!
'87 Sami, 5.5" SpOA, 33" Pro-Comps, Snorkel, 8k winch, 23" buggy-leafs, Cal 4.16 t-case, Lkd Frt, welded rear, 8-point Roll Cage, etc, etc.