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Universal Fender Flares?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Burbs, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. Burbs

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    Are there any decent universal fender flares out there? I was looking for something durable but flexible that can be shaped to fit on fenders that have been cut.
     
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    Old passenger car tires.
     
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    I've been wondering about that. What is the best tool for cutting them?

    I've also been thinking about procuring some from a heavy truck shop. I know the new Sterling (Ford) rigs have some that could be used on just about anything.

    The other thing I was thinking about, though it would be flimsy is the black rubberized kick board.

    Or, what about cutting a 45 gal steel (hmmm maybe even plastic) drum and bending it into shape with the lip or bead sitting on the leading edge?
     
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    yes but when they came in last week, they were way too short. your would have to order the 25' roll. the only problem is that it is not availible with the surface mount type and the others won't bolt on if you have cut the fenders.
     
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    crude but effective..

    I've seen more than one lifted 4x4 with tires sticking out too far to pass inspection come back to the garage with "Lawn Edging" bought at Home Depot or Lowe's for "fender flares"!.. :haha: --It actually didn't look too shabby,and it did the job!..and passed inspection!..

    I've seen plastic barrels cut down too,but regular trash cans are too brittle and flimsy--the blue 55 gallon ones work good..steel 55 gallon drums work too,as do "casement window wells" made in a similar fashion from home stores (popular as cheap fenders for utility trailers here too!)..but the inspection bays usually frown upon steel flares,especially if they have sharp edges..

    I've cut tires with a sabre saw,but its a ballbusting job..made those "planters" out of old tires for a lady's garden once..maybe a better way??.. :crazy:
     
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    That's what I was thinking too. I wish they made the surface mount in 25 ft rolls.
     
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    Have you (or anyone) used that. Looks good, I'm just wondering how well it works.
     
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    yea it doesn't make much since that the surface mount are only made in short sections and only flare 2.5 inches. I am thinking about ordering the heavy duty versions that extend 4.5 inches and just welding a lip onto my fenders to have a place to mount them. Seems to be the only descent priced option as far as I can find
     
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    I've been looking for something more like this
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    I'm not looking to extend my fender, just something the will surface mount and hav a lip to cover the trimming. If this would have enough lip to cover bot the outside fender and fender well, I would cut the dog poo out of my fenders. I'm gonna have to anyway. :D
     
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    I like those, do you know if they still make them?
     
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    i got some, i believe it was from JC Whitney. it is a 50 ft roll it's flexible and doesn't look too bad.
     
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    Those look great. I have the same question - do they still make them and do you have a link?
     
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    When I bought them (around 1997) they had stopped keeping them in stock, but made it by orders. They still have them listed on their website (for 38-44").

    They are making lot of fender flares for new SUV´s and I am sure it can be orderet from them, but it will probably be expensive because of shipping from Iceland.

    The company has only a site on Icelandic but it is: http://www.brettakantar.is/

    If anybody is interested I could contact the company and ask for export prices.
     
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    please do.
     

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