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Old 11-17-2014, 03:09 AM
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I was iformed by jonny that my jeep required mud flaps. While this is probably the least complicated thing I have built, it is probably the most usefull(as far as saving me harassment from the police)

Just thought I would post cause it may help someoe else, so on with it!

I was thinking of ways to add some quick release mud flaps as I travel and came up with this.

I used the extra holes in the relocation brackets I made a ways back as a mounting braket.
Started with some 12" pieces of 1/2 cold roled solid tube I had laying around. Measured the end and drilled a small hole in the end for a hitch pin clip.

Then welded on some 11" long 2" wide 1/8 flat stock I had laying around. Drilled some mounting hole for the mud flap,and bolted on some poly flaps from a semi.(used oe flap cut in half)

Found flaps local, but can be found here>
http://www.peterbiltparts.com/fender...-flaps/24x36b/

View of flaps istalled.



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Welded a little"tab" to fit ito the other "extra" hole to prevent the flaps from swinging. this also prevents the need for a steel "anti sail". Litle "tab" only fits through first plate.



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They pass through both sides of the brakets, and are retained by a simple "hitch pin clip".





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Super basic, but keeps me legal,plus I can remove and store in seconds.

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In az, the law states trucks lifted must have mud flaps. My xj isn't a truck, or an SUV so if I ever get stopped for it, I'll argue with it
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beautifully simple. good job.
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Nice and clean - looks great!

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In az, the law states trucks lifted must have mud flaps. My xj isn't a truck, or an SUV so if I ever get stopped for it, I'll argue with it
One of the few benefits of living in Arizona....
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Originally Posted by DanB98TJ View Post
Nice and clean - looks great!

One of the few benefits of living in Arizona....
I live in so Cal..pretty much everything is illegal! Lived in Phoenix for a few years and loved it.
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Those are badass! Thats a pretty sweet looking rig as well!
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in oregon if I remember right its if you have more than 29.5 of exsposed tire you are required to have mud flags. this is a cool idea
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