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Posted 01 December 2003 - 04:13 PM
Odviously, we can't just go buy some nice flared fiberglass fenders like those guys can, but I read an article in an offroad mag that described how to lightly flare your stock fenders. They did this on the rear of a chevy pickup. I would like to get some opinions on why this would or would not work on a subaru, or if there is a better way.
They did this by cutting with a grinding disc between the inner and outer fenderwell, then placing a bottle jack between two-by-fours on the inner and outer fenderwell. After using the jack to push the outer fender out about an inch and a half, they welded in new sheetmetal to fill the gap that was created.
This seems quite intriguing to me, at least for the rear, where it is impossible to chop much of the fenders off. It might also look very cool if it were done to the front as well, and the whole car wouldn't be covered in mud after wheeling.
Could this work on a subaru, or is there something that I'm totally missing here?
Posted 01 December 2003 - 04:24 PM
Subarubrat used 80's toyota fender flares on his brat.... maybe you could find something similar for your car.
Posted 01 December 2003 - 04:41 PM
beware: bushwacker or any fenderflare AINT cheap.
front and back is like 300 bones.
I saw that and went flareless.. you get way muddier when running offset rims that poke out 2" anyway
Posted 01 December 2003 - 04:48 PM
I'll probably go without unless/until the State Patrol tells me to fix it...
Posted 01 December 2003 - 05:32 PM
Posted 01 December 2003 - 05:41 PM
Posted 01 December 2003 - 05:57 PM
Just a th'ot, haven't measured or slapped one up against my wagon or anything. Should be pretty cheap at junkyards, God knows there's enuff dead Cherokees around.
Posted 01 December 2003 - 07:59 PM
The idea and the instructions came from me and my web site.
And there are about $300.00 for a set of four
I guess it also depends on what you are putting them on the 1989 bw flares match up pretty close to the conture of the Brat with just a little triming/notching. need to cut half tear drop shape on front fender flares so the doors will open The hatch and wagon will work too with a little more triming
Posted 01 December 2003 - 08:10 PM
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