Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

Pics of home made fender flares

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by wayne, Oct 25, 2001.

  1. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2001
    Posts:
    6,178
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Carlisle, Pa
    Some pics of the truck with the home made fender flares on the front. I wish I did not have to pass Pa State Inspection but oh well.

    Project Mighty Mouse here.
    <font color=blue>Wayne<font color=blue>
    <font color=blue>Happy Trails<font color=blue>
     
  2. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2000
    Posts:
    7,385
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Atlanta
    What the heck is that? Lawn edging?
    looks like it will do the job. Ya got to do what you got to do. Not to bad looking.

    Women dig dents and flat paint!
    <a target="_blank" href=http://communities.msn.com/OffroadK5s>communities.msn.com/OffroadK5s</a>
    75 Jimmy, Dollar
    Grim-Reaper
     
  3. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2001
    Posts:
    6,178
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Carlisle, Pa
    No it is heavy rubber convayor belt so it will flex when it hits something. I am gonna do the front end alignment this weekend like you said to do in another post Grim.

    See <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Waynes-Toy>Project Mighty Mouse</a> here.
    <font color=blue>Wayne<font color=blue>
    <font color=blue>Happy Trails<font color=blue>
     
  4. shaggyk5

    shaggyk5 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2000
    Posts:
    1,610
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    SE pennsylvania
    I hear ya on the PA Inspection. I keep a spare set of small tires around for just that reason. How close are you on bumper height?

    --matt
    <font color=blue>86, 350 crate, 33's.</font color=blue>
    <font color=red>Lop Sop Doi Off-Roader</font color=red>
     
  5. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2001
    Posts:
    6,178
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Carlisle, Pa
    Bumpers, ah, don't know. I know there are alot of trucks with bumpers higher then mine so I think I will be ok with them. If not I can borrow some tires from a friend that should drop the truck a few inches.[​IMG] Also to be honest I am not sure what the bumper hight is in Pa but I think it does vary from 1/2 ton to 1 ton.

    See <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Waynes-Toy>Project Mighty Mouse</a> here.
    <font color=blue>Wayne<font color=blue>
    <font color=blue>Happy Trails<font color=blue>
     
  6. k5king

    k5king 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2000
    Posts:
    571
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Parkesburg, Pennsylvania
    <font color=green> IF MY MEMORY SERVES ME RIGHT,,29 1/2 " UP FRONT AND 30 1/2 " IN THE REAR FROM BOTTOM MOST PART OF BUMPER TO GROUND,,MAX LIGHT HEIGTH(sp) THOUGH IS LIKE 40 " . THERE IS A SECRET, HIDDEN CLAUSE SOMEWHERE ABOUT THE FRAME HEIGTH ALSO,,BUT NOONE SEEM'S TO KNOW THAT. NICE TO HAVE COP'S AS FRIEND'S SOMETIMES [​IMG] IF YOU GO TO THE POLICE STATION,,YOU CAN READ IT RIGHT FROM THE VEHICLE CODES BOOK,,THEY'LL KNOW WHERE TO LOOK I'M SURE, MOST GUY'S ARE WILLING TO HELP YA OUT IF YOU TELL'EM YOUR TRYING TO MAKE IT LEGAL AND ALL YA KNOW</font color=green>

    <font color=purple>ANYBODY LOSE THEIR JEEP????????[​IMG]
    I JUST FOUND ONE UNDER MY BLAZER!!!![​IMG]
    [​IMG][​IMG]</font color=green>
     
  7. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

    Joined:
    May 31, 2000
    Posts:
    10,384
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Georgetown, TX
    If you have to run something like that year round, you may want to consider this stuff. It looks much more "finished". [​IMG]
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.jcwhitney.com/product.jhtml?CATID=14957&amp;BQ=jcw2&amp;_requestid=43882>http://www.jcwhitney.com/product.jhtml?CATID=14957&amp;BQ=jcw2&amp;_requestid=43882</a>

    <font color=black>HarryH3 - '75 K5</font color=black>
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.angelfire.com/super/ThunderTruck>www.angelfire.com/super/ThunderTruck</a>
    It's a great day to be alive...
     
  8. shaggyk5

    shaggyk5 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2000
    Posts:
    1,610
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    SE pennsylvania
    30 inches front and rear.. (at least thats what the cops and inspection guys tell me over here in Bucks county.) I think there's another clause about something of equal strength of the bumper, like if you have a tow hitch they can measure to that since it's equally strong. I think the rules are the same for 1/2 and 1 ton's, because they are both considered light trucks, and i think you are considered a 1/2 ton anyway cause thats what a Blazer is stock.....

    --matt
    <font color=blue>86, 350 crate, 33's.</font color=blue>
    <font color=red>Lop Sop Doi Off-Roader</font color=red>
     
  9. DieselDan

    DieselDan 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2001
    Posts:
    1,056
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Vermont
    Guess it's time to update your bio, Wayne. I was trying to see what size SSRs you're running. Ya' I've got the same inspection issues here (in NH). The garage couldn't figure out why the front tires stuck out more than the rears. I told him front axles on 4x4s are wider than rear axles; he couldn't believe it. Anyway, he put a sticker on it (I told him if he didn't I 'ld just go home and put stock wheels on and come right back). I got Bushwackers to put on, but I'm gonna try strengthening (or duplicating) them with fiberglass.

    By the way, your flares look great!

    Real trucks don't have spark plugs!
     
  10. txbartman

    txbartman 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2001
    Posts:
    1,975
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Plano, TX
    I would be careful using fiberglass as a reinforcement or a replacement to the syntheytic material used by Bushwacker. I have a Trans Am that has many fiberglass parts. They break and crease in a heartbeat. If you are concerned about breaking your Bushwackers, fiberglass would give LONG before the Bushwacker would.

    I have yet to impact my flares, so I can't vouch for their breaking point, but I certainly believe fiberglass would break much sooner.

    Brian
    Check out <a target="_blank" href=http://tx85gmcguy.alloffroad.com>My Jimmy</a> with all her projects!
     
  11. shaggyk5

    shaggyk5 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2000
    Posts:
    1,610
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    SE pennsylvania
    i dont think fiberglass would break before the bushwackers at all.
    A friend has bushwackers on hus truck, and i think that they would easily give before any type of fiberglass. We were wheeling last weekend and he flexed his 38 into the rear of his front flare, and as son as the tire hit the flare it pulled on the bottom and tore it right from the bottom screw. the flare gave immediately. If i were going to use fiberlass to reinforce them , id reinforce the flare at the edge where it actually mounts to the fender, that seems to be the weak point.

    --matt
    <font color=blue>86, 350 crate, 33's.</font color=blue>
    <font color=red>Lop Sop Doi Off-Roader</font color=red>
     
  12. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2001
    Posts:
    6,178
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Carlisle, Pa
    The best thing about my flares is they will not break and they were FREE!!!!!!!!!!![​IMG]

    See <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Waynes-Toy>Project Mighty Mouse</a> here.
    <font color=blue>Wayne<font color=blue>
    <font color=blue>Happy Trails<font color=blue>
     
  13. SlyDog

    SlyDog 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2000
    Posts:
    3,035
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Scottsdale, Arizona
    I actually think they look pretty good wayne [​IMG]

    <font color=green>[​IMG]1977 K5 GETTIN IT AWN[​IMG]</font color=green>
    GO BUSH
     
  14. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2001
    Posts:
    6,178
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Carlisle, Pa
    Thank You.

    See <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Waynes-Toy>Project Mighty Mouse</a> here.
    <font color=blue>Wayne<font color=blue>
    <font color=blue>Happy Trails<font color=blue>
     
  15. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2001
    Posts:
    6,178
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Carlisle, Pa
    Ya I need to update my bio. I just updated my album here last night.[​IMG] Need to get some porch pics with the new toys on it but I could not get it up the stairs without the front driveshaft in it because it just stopped and spun the rears like mad in the grass.[​IMG]

    See <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Waynes-Toy>Project Mighty Mouse</a> here.
    <font color=blue>Wayne<font color=blue>
    <font color=blue>Happy Trails<font color=blue>
     

Share This Page