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Old 08-14-2010, 10:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Project Fender Flares

Now that I have wider axles and wider tires, I am in need of some flared fenders. I have a set of John Baker fiberglass fenders I am going to add some foam, take a mold, and make 6" wider fenders. Here are some pics



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Are those your work boots we see in the pics?
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Old 08-15-2010, 08:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
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When you said, in the other thread, you were making fenders. I thought fiberglass, not Great Stuff. Not a terrible idea except I can see them getting destroyed quickly on all the trees where I wheel.
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When you said, in the other thread, you were making fenders. I thought fiberglass, not Great Stuff. Not a terrible idea except I can see them getting destroyed quickly on all the trees where I wheel.
he is using the foam to make a mold.
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When you said, in the other thread, you were making fenders. I thought fiberglass, not Great Stuff. Not a terrible idea except I can see them getting destroyed quickly on all the trees where I wheel.
And thats why I am making a mold cause I plan on breaking them. But for the most part, fiberglass is very strong and easily repaired.
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I carved a rough shape of the finished product. I plan to add multiple layers of bondo. I want to do my best to prevent warping, so the bondo will be atleast 1/4" thick.







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Are you going for the iceland style fenders? Looks like a good start
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:56 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Btw.... I'm highly interested in this spencer, I miss my 1g it just needs fuel injection... and more options for lift with out cutting fenders
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Btw.... I'm highly interested in this spencer, I miss my 1g it just needs fuel injection... and more options for lift with out cutting fenders
That's the plan, I will also do some rear flares. These should allow people to run 33" tires with a minimal lift and allow you to completly stuff the tires. You will have to pound the pinch welds. The biggest limiting factor on tire size is the pinch welds at the fire wall.
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:02 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I am making progress. I almost have one fender completely done and ready to make a mold. Next I will start working on the passenger side front fender and I will do my best to make them symetrical. There's this old fiberglass guy in town that is now retired that I go watch, so I can learn as much as I can about fiberglass, because I hope to build alot of parts in the future for different types of offroad vehicles. I watched him make a set of Peterbuilt fenders today. It was really interesting and fun to watch. Well back to my project.
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Any updates? I would love to see how these turn out.
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Old 10-26-2010, 02:49 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Would it piss ya off Spencer if I told ya a set of fiberglass specialties I'm guessing 3in flare flares showed up today at my house? I already held em up on the slow SAS truck...... it looks like a winner..... id be willing to sell em/trade em for some 4.88s... the raider runs like a champ meow
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I sold the 4.88 a few months ago, but I am making some progress on the flares but it's a little slower than I like. Long story short, I have two fenders and I am trying to make them as symetrical as possible.
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I sold the 4.88 a few months ago, but I am making some progress on the flares but it's a little slower than I like. Long story short, I have two fenders and I am trying to make them as symetrical as possible.
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I say you paint the foam and run um like that
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