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post #1 of 48 Old 02-24-2013, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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Modern classic flat fender alternatives

I really like the look and idea of a plastic flat fender and really like the looks, but $300+ bucks for what it is seems awful high.

Does anyone else make something like that?

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If you like them they are probably worth the money, I wheel with a guy that cracked his in a roll and they stood by their warranty, replaced his for some well earned damage. They hold up to normal wheeling stuff really well.

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Call them and see if they have any blems you may get a deal on a set of those.

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I bought blems and I cant find anything wrong with them . They are pretty unique in their looks and function and they arent cheap . You can get a similar look by cutting your fenders flat and that wont cost you much at all other than some turn signals . But when you brush up against a tree the MCE is going to spring back and the stock fender wont .

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I bought blems and I cant find anything wrong with them . They are pretty unique in their looks and function and they arent cheap . You can get a similar look by cutting your fenders flat and that wont cost you much at all other than some turn signals . But when you brush up against a tree the MCE is going to spring back and the stock fender wont .
Already trimmed the flares, and have considered the hack job to the fenders, but don't think it will look "finished". If they're the only ones doing something like that, I uses they can charge whatever they want.

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With a little work you can get a finished look out of the stock fenders .

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I really like the look and idea of a plastic flat fender and really like the looks, but $300+ bucks for what it is seems awful high.

Does anyone else make something like that?

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Almost 4 years after my restore/build, I finally ordered the Flat Flares this morning. I too had an aversion to dropping the big $$$ on plastic flares but found the Bushwackers that Q/T wants $490 for $379 on Amazon with free shipping. So I bit the bullet, saved the $120 and will sport the high dollar stuff but not without searching high and low for an alternative. Seems like a void in the marketplace for a more practical solution if you ask me...

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Almost 4 years after my restore/build, I finally ordered the Flat Flares this morning. I too had an aversion to dropping the big $$$ on plastic flares but found the Bushwackers that Q/T wants $490 for $379 on Amazon with free shipping. So I bit the bullet, saved the $120 and will sport the high dollar stuff but not without searching high and low for an alternative. Seems like a void in the marketplace for a more practical solution if you ask me...
If only I knew anything about plastics... They canned that class at my high school before I was able to take it.

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With a little work you can get a finished look out of the stock fenders .
Now that looks good!
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I really like the look and idea of a plastic flat fender and really like the looks, but $300+ bucks for what it is seems awful high.

Does anyone else make something like that?

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I agree the price is very high for a few strips of plastic and a ton of trimming of your old fender. But unless you fab/DIY, then thats about as cheap as it gets for a hiline style alternative to fit larger tires. Most of the aftermarket hiline fenders run double that price and up.......
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I agree the price is very high for a few strips of plastic and a ton of trimming of your old fender. But unless you fab/DIY, then thats about as cheap as it gets for a hiline style alternative to fit larger tires. Most of the aftermarket hiline fenders run double that price and up.......
MCEs are flat but they are not hilines

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MCEs are flat but they are not hilines
They way they are setup and "gutted" and clear much larger tires I would consider them a hiline style fender, even though they use the original hood. Same with the bolt on MC's........you know how many times Ive been approached asking where I got my hilines? It is what it is. They look the part, and technically have basically the same functionality as well too. But I know they technically aren't.
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They way they are setup and "gutted" and clear much larger tires I would consider them a hiline style fender, even though they use the original hood. Same with the bolt on MC's........you know how many times Ive been approached asking where I got my hilines? It is what it is. They look the part, and technically have basically the same functionality as well too. But I know they technically aren't.
Now you want to argue about what is a hiline? Not interested. I know what hiline means to me (and I'd suggest to 99% of the rest of the people on JF). If you want it to mean something different to you, knock yourself out.

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Now you want to argue about what is a hiline? Not interested. I know what hiline means to me (and I'd suggest to 99% of the rest of the people on JF). If you want it to mean something different to you, knock yourself out.
You don't read well do you? I stated Hiline STYLE fender. Thats what they are. I said that twice now, did I ever state they ARE hiline fenders? NO. Thats what MCE deems them as well. Are you really just trying to start a silly argument over nothing........again?
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You don't read well do you? I stated Hiline STYLE fender. Thats what they are. I said that twice now, did I ever state they ARE hiline fenders? NO. Thats what MCE deems them as well. Are you really just trying to start a silly argument over nothing........again?
WTF, hiline style?

MCE calls them a FLATTY fender.
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