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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by stimpy, Dec 5, 2000.

  1. stimpy

    stimpy Registered Member

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    Hey all,

    I was just wondering if anybody had ever thought of or made plastic wheel well cut-outs. You know like the new Dodges have. That way all the mud and stuff dosen't build up in all those open spaces and start rust and various other problems. Any Ideas on this? Let Me know!

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    Todd Miller

    love my blazer, and 43 Dodge Carryall
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    <font color=purple>They already have them for trucks with body lifts, I can't remember what they're called right off hand but they are advertised in the four wheel magazines. Anybody ???</font color=purple>

    <font color=purple>L8r,

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    Loose lips !!!
    They are called Lift-Lips. you can find the Ad(very small ad) in the back of all the popular off-road magazines.
    Or are you referring to making cut-outs that fit in the wheel well to prevent mud from flying back into the back area's of the rear bumper and tailgate?

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  5. stimpy

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    I was thinkg the whole thing not just the wheel well but back to the bumper to keep mud and stuff from getting up in there. I just think it would be nice to help keep everything clean. and keep some space open to put a air take or something without having to worry about it rusting away so fast.

    Thanks All

    Todd Miller

    love my blazer, and 43 Dodge Carryall
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    I was thinking of cutting up some old floor-mats I have laying around and mounting them with Stainless Steel screws to prevent mud from getting up in that area..
    Doesn't look like it'd be to difficult.

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    I posted the same question a while back, but no help. I was wondering if possibly the Dodge Ram wheel wells would/could fit with a little help. As far as I know there is not a manufacturer specifically for Blazers. I like the clean look of the Dodge and am not really interested in rigging some mudflap unless it could look clean too.

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    Aren't those body lift-make-less-uglier thingies called body skirts or something skirts?

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    I've thought about this too and I was just gonna buy some plain black semi-truck mudflaps and cut sections to fit. I figured one in the front part of the wheelwell to keep the rocker box and frame clear and one in back for the bumper and stuff. They are made from flexy plastic so I figure screw 'em in and paint them flat black and they should be almost invisible.

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    What I did was goto Orchard Supply and buy bulk sheet of thick rubber gasket material like a 2ft by 4ft piece. Then I cut a 'flap' out in the pattern I wanted for the front wheel well to keep water and mud from getting into the engine compartment. I fasened it to the wheel well buy drilling small holes and using a rivit gun to snap it all in place. Now I no longer splash the motor with mud or water.
    I still want to do the same to the rear well area but have not yet!

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    JC Whitney used to have plastic wheel well inserts for GM's. Don't know if they still do or not. Seems that they were about $55 per pair.

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    You could always go to Home Depot and get some of that plastic floor mat that comes in a roll or by the foot and cut it up. It's pretty cheap, comes in black, and is pretty durable so it should last for quite a while.

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