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Old 09-12-2017, 05:05 PM   #1
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I can't seemed to find after market fender flares that i like. So I decided to build my own tube fenders since now I have most of the tooling. Bare with me as the process goes on:

Started off with removing the fenders. Super simple task.I picked up some angle iron from Lowe's. This is where i will weld my top tube too. I drilled some holes and bolted them up.
The tube im using is 1 3/4 and also 1 1/2. The top tube is 1 3/4 and notched to fit in the corner of the door and windshield. I will cap the inside to keep dirt out.
Notching the tube. This way made it a little easier
A little more cutting to the notch to help fit in corner of the door and windshield
Pre fitting to that corner
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Old 09-12-2017, 05:11 PM   #2
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Pre fittment
Tack welded in place




other than pre bending some other parts that's it for today
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SUbbed to see how these go!
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I'll sub in as well. Gotta smooth that front edge for sure but sweet concept so far.
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I'll sub in as well. Gotta smooth that front edge for sure but sweet concept so far.
oh yeah definitely!
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1 1/2 tubing notched and bent. This will be going in the door jam area and connect to the unibody frame.


Zip tied to the vehicle to check fitment
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Getting ready to tack. I placed a block of wood to ensure i had room to open and close the door
Some flat plate to tie into the frame.
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Tacked in place


now to start the tubing near the grill
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So i dont like how tucked in the tubing was compared to the grill so i came up with a type of spacer.
I cut some tubing in half, drilled a hole and welded a bolt in. These will be mounted in yhe factory holes that the stock fender was bolted to.
It will look something like this. Tubing will be welded to the mounts/spacers. Just needs a little tweaking to get it where i like.
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Newbie mistake #1. Can't notch straight when there is a bend so close to the clamp holding the tube. Had to hand notch this one but so far so good.
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tacked. Now the tubing that flares it out
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you have greatly peaked my interest. i like where these are going!
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you have greatly peaked my interest. i like where these are going!
thanks, I appreciate it!
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Flare tube is tacked up and I also added a support. Thats pretty much it for tubing. I will be sheet metaling to close it up when I get a chance to run to my metal supply guys. Than it's just capping all the holes, shaving some edges to keep it sleek, and paint.




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have you checked your uptravel with the tires on and turning lock to lock? looks like they may hit the tubing before they bumpstop out.
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