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Old 04-02-2014, 01:59 PM
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So on another build page I displayed a few pics of my custom built conduit fender flares! By law here in Maine are wheels have to be covered and after I got new wheels it was clearly time for some flares. I'm a big fan of the BW Flat Flares but not a fan of the price! So I had to come up with something that would work and not spend a ton of money. So this was my first go at anything like this ad have only gotten to the front so far...

First was buying the conduit I got 2 10' sections of 3/4 conduit at Home Depot for $3.42+ tax I knew I'd need a little extra because I had never bought this or bent it before with that said one of the guys here was kind enough to let me borrow his conduit bender.

I pre bent a couple 90 degree bends I had to cut them to fit and then tack them to the fender

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Kinda just had to go from there I was more worries about having the proper bend following the curve of the fender so I focused on those bends and just cut to fit

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Got both sides ready for sheet metal skins I use old door skins from my shop skinned the flares tacked them all in place then welded cleaned the welds and ready for some trusty bed liner!

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At this point before the bed liner I had about 10 hours into it! It was a huge learning experience but it came out pretty damn good!

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Driver side

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Passenger side

I will update this once I get to the back I wish I would have taken more photos but sometimes when your in the moment you need to stay in it lol hope you all like and thank you for looking!
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Also wanted to mention other then my time all I have invested in this so far is $8.46
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Looks good. I wish your pictures were larger.

Those appear to be welded straight to the fender?
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Looks good. I wish your pictures were larger. Those appear to be welded straight to the fender?
yes they re I wa going to make them removable but the time allowed I had to do directly to the fender
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Nicely done!
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Great job. How come you didnt use 1" DOM or mild steel? Dont you think the conduit will bend easily? Have you considered doing them for the rear?
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Great job. How come you didnt use 1" DOM or mild steel? Dont you think the conduit will bend easily? Have you considered doing them for the rear?
i had thought about using steel but I was worried if I bought it and couldn't bend it I would be stuck with it and yes I will be doing the rear within the next week
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looks pretty good any warping in the fender after welding?
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looks pretty good any warping in the fender after welding?
none at all I kept it as cool as possible
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Ahh, very nicely done!
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Pretty good. Keep up the good work
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Thanx guys!
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Thinking outside the box.............very nice.
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At first I thought that was pictures of my Jeep, though mine aren't welded right to the fender. I went the armor route. Looks good now time to do the back to match.
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Here's mine.
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