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kaketj 02-24-2006 03:45 AM

has anybody thought of...............
 
okay guys I was on the road the other day and saw this TJ w/custom flares,tj flares but cut up for more clearance,so my question is how hard would it be to make metal flares that would work without flat fendering? and used the factory holes for fastners+ some more fore strength, I invision something that still allows the side markers but is stronger and higher cut on the sides w/tubing on the outside with sheetmetal to act as the flare,I hope I'm making sense? it's late I'll sketch something up later and post it,thanks

E_ROCK 02-24-2006 12:42 PM

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Originally Posted by kaketj
okay guys I was on the road the other day and saw this TJ w/custom flares,tj flares but cut up for more clearance,so my question is how hard would it be to make metal flares that would work without flat fendering? and used the factory holes for fastners+ some more fore strength, I invision something that still allows the side markers but is stronger and higher cut on the sides w/tubing on the outside with sheetmetal to act as the flare,I hope I'm making sense? it's late I'll sketch something up later and post it,thanks

Plenty of people have. There called tube fenders.

kaketj 02-24-2006 05:45 PM

I was thinking more of keeping the factory look only stronger and more custom,but hey thanks for that insight:thumbsup:

E_ROCK 02-24-2006 06:26 PM

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Originally Posted by kaketj
I was thinking more of keeping the factory look only stronger and more custom,but hey thanks for that insight:thumbsup:

Tube fenders can be custom.

http://www.rockfrogs.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=203

BESRK 02-24-2006 06:28 PM

A buddy of mine did some nice tube fenders.. front and rear. Super clean. I'm sure you could fab up some fenders a little closer to stock looking but with steel flares instead of plastic.. but if I were gonna go thru the hassle, I'd want people to know they were different.

kaketj 02-24-2006 09:41 PM

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Originally Posted by eelson


you are correct,but tube fenders are the poser mod of this year, everybody is getting them,why,most wont need them,if you do great,use them! I like to go for more function over trends,jeeps have had fenders for years it's part of them, i'm not so "hardcore" that i need tube fenders,but again thanks:thumbsup:

kaketj 02-24-2006 09:43 PM

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Originally Posted by BESRK
A buddy of mine did some nice tube fenders.. front and rear. Super clean. I'm sure you could fab up some fenders a little closer to stock looking but with steel flares instead of plastic.. but if I were gonna go thru the hassle, I'd want people to know they were different.

I would like to see those,got pics?

JeeperDon 02-25-2006 05:55 AM

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Originally Posted by kaketj
I was thinking more of keeping the factory look only stronger and more custom,but hey thanks for that insight:thumbsup:

The problem is, the further out you put something hard, the more likely it is to get bent. Thats why the OEM flares are flexable. There are plenty of pics about this site showing cracked paint on painted flares and completely broken Bushwacker flares (made of too brittle ABS plastic). That is also why everyone here is talking tube fenders, because they work and can take a beating.

BESRK 02-25-2006 07:27 AM

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Originally Posted by kaketj
I would like to see those,got pics?


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...GMk2_Poser.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ll/Compare.jpg

kaketj 02-25-2006 12:07 PM

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Originally Posted by JeeperDon
The problem is, the further out you put something hard, the more likely it is to get bent. Thats why the OEM flares are flexable. There are plenty of pics about this site showing cracked paint on painted flares and completely broken Bushwacker flares (made of too brittle ABS plastic). That is also why everyone here is talking tube fenders, because they work and can take a beating.


okay,makes sense:thumbsup: thanks:wave:

Rockram1 02-26-2006 01:35 PM

Besrk did your friend build or buy those? I've seen a set like those on poison spyders site. They look great I've been thinking about a set of the rear. But the price is too great so I'll have to fab a set.

BESRK 02-26-2006 04:25 PM

He made them. I think he picked up some rear corner protection and then bent, welded and skinned the rear ones. It looks great and takes abuse well...

Dave Taylor 03-10-2006 05:31 PM

Here are a few extended metal flare ones I have run across and like....

http://www.flatfendertj.com/Modifications/flat1.jpg
For more of these click:
http://www.flatfendertj.com/Modifica...flatfender.htm



http://bmja.org/rigs/TJ/grant01.jpg
For more of these click:
http://bmja.org/rigs/TJ/Grant.htm




There is another Jeep somewhere, that I can't find a link to....maybe someone else remembers it and can post the link.

It has the sweetest custom-fabbed fenders I have ever seen.

It is a metallic gold/brown colored TJ which is very sharp looking.

The guy did large custom black tubing, and ran one cross-engine tube from one-fender to the other to give added strength.

He cut two u-shaped holes on each side of the hood for it to run across; and the entire job is finished excellently and very, very sharp.

Wish I could find the link.....

Dave Taylor 03-10-2006 05:43 PM

I found some pics of that sweet fender job....



http://www.dotphoto.com/GuestViewIma...&ICT=66&IPP=16

http://www.dotphoto.com/GuestViewIma...&ICT=66&IPP=16

Why J? 03-10-2006 06:51 PM

I want to see!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Clinky no worky,must be a member to see.


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