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    Default Reinstalling fender flares after trimming fenders

    So 3 years later, I realized I missed the look of fender flares. Problem is, both my front and rear fenders are trimmed.
    Before I try and reinvent the wheel I figure I'd ask if anyone has done this.
    I picked up a set of flares from my friend. I don't have the mounting brackets but can find some pretty cheap I'm sure.






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    Default Re: Reinstalling fender flares after trimming fenders

    have a read in here rob....................


    http://www.xjtalk.com/showthread.php?t=6194
    keeping it red........

    I DRIVE A BARBIE JEEP

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    .... lol Im a jerk tonight!
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    Think I would go that crazy too if my Jeep turned white

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGg0C...eature=related


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    Default Re: Reinstalling fender flares after trimming fenders

    Done it! Although, mine is a 92 so it will be different since the mounting area is shorter on the 97+ flares.

    Flare removed.

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    Cut off the opening at the first bend, then the edge rolled over.

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    I cut the flare mounting area down to about an inch, about. Then drilled new holes in the flare and matched them on the fender. I also made up some backing plates out of 1" flat steel to give it some strength back, but not a necessity.

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    These are old pics, but the best I have. Also, I have since added spacers between the flare and fender.

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    Default Re: Reinstalling fender flares after trimming fenders

    How about out back? Did you do the cut/fold method?

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    Default Re: Reinstalling fender flares after trimming fenders

    Quote Originally Posted by robuilt View Post
    How about out back? Did you do the cut/fold method?

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    Only on the front and rear of the opening. I kept the stock holes on top. I drilled two self tappers in to hold the front and a bolt through the quarter panel in the rear.

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