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Default My tube flare
by Captain Ruggy 04-05-2010, 09:08 PM



Well after driving the jeep flareless for 2 years, I finally got pulled over for it. The cop gave me a warning and said I have to put flares on. I have TJ flares but I really didn't want to put them on unless I had to. So, I figured I would try to build some tube flares. I am still very much a newbie at fab. so bear with me.

Here's some pics of them so far. I have 3 of them finished except for bedlining. I sprayed them flat black for now. I am going to bedline them and the bottom part of the jeep.

I am pretty happy with how they are turning out. I hope you guys enjoy the pics.

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And here's a couple of my 14 year old son standing on them. He weighs 125 pounds, so I think they are pretty strong.



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very nice , I'm in the process of making mine i had almost the same idea but your seems easier can you take a pic of the tabs and how you mounted it
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Those are saaweeeet. On my list of things to do too.
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very nice , I'm in the process of making mine i had almost the same idea but your seems easier can you take a pic of the tabs and how you mounted it
I will get better pics tomorrow. All I had was my cell phone for these pics. The flares mount with 5 bolts. On the front flares There are 3 braces I made to strengthen the flare and the fender. You can sorta see some of the braces in the 6th and 7th pics down. I put them at each end then 1 on top in the middle. I was really surprised how strong they are.

But the rear is a whole different animal. I couldnt make tabs like I did for the front because of the limited access to the back of the panel and also the wheel well itself is in the way. The rear tabs I made sticking straight out.



Then I made 3 slots for them to slide into in the quarter panel. The forward tab and middle tab are bolted to the inside of the wheel well The back one was too high to do that so I have a piece of angle bolted to it that holds the flare in place and spreads out the load if there's weight on the flare. The back end of the flare has a brace to the inside of the wheel well. The front end was a pain. I took out the little access panel in the door jamb and fish a bolt through there. I will get pics so you know what I mean. It's kinda hard to explain.

I like the fact that I can take these off if I have to.
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mate they look sweet , not to happy with the tj flairs on mine already knocked one off, im going to steel your idea if thats alright with you....
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That looks a hell of a lot better than TJ flares. Nice job, thanks for sharing. BTW, I think you could make some money making and selling those.
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hell ya i would buy some of them from you. they look dang good nice work.
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No way I would make them to sell. I don't have the time , and they take so dam long.
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Love this idea, great job
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Very nice flares!
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Damn, those are sweet. I like the fact you can bolt em on. Good job!
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LOL if I EVER get hit for no flares Im gonna get another set of Cherokee ones and glue velcro on the backs side or STRONG *** magnets something EASILY removable
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very good looking flare what tubing bender are you using ?
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Default Re: My tube flare

I actually borrowed a bender from a friend. It's just one of those bottle jack bender type of deals. It did work ok, but it does kink the tube pretty easily.
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"Still a newbie at fabricating..." Looks great to me! NIce work!
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