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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


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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.

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

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I was thinking more of keeping the factory look only stronger and more custom,but hey thanks for that insight
Tube fenders can be custom.


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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.

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Tube fenders can be custom.


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

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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?

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

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I would like to see those,got pics?




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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 thanks

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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.

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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...

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


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




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.....

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



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

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

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