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f6sk
f6sk Reader
5/12/15 2:03 p.m.

I saw some trailer fenders at the local supply store and though how easy it would be to split 'em in half and make flares

Swank Force One
Swank Force One MegaDork
5/12/15 2:04 p.m.

Also see: Washer/dryer barrels.

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 UltraDork
5/12/15 2:06 p.m.

If you have to split them, you're not trying hard enough.

I want a minimum of 335 on all four corners.

Driven5
Driven5 Dork
5/12/15 2:06 p.m.

Fenders N' More is a popular option for Locost builders.

ross2004
ross2004 Reader
5/12/15 2:08 p.m.

You don't say...

jstein77
jstein77 SuperDork
5/12/15 2:14 p.m.

In reply to ross2004:

Is it my imagination or do you have a bell on your spoiler?

ross2004
ross2004 Reader
5/12/15 2:19 p.m.

It is your imagination...but could it become reality, hmmmm

NordicSaab
NordicSaab Reader
5/12/15 2:22 p.m.

We did this as a temporary fix on the $201X Triumph Spitfire... hopefully we will remedy that choice in the near future.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
5/12/15 2:48 p.m.

Those aren't flares, those are fenders.

Bearded.Bird
Bearded.Bird Reader
5/12/15 2:51 p.m.

They are fendered fenders.

drummerfromdefleopard
drummerfromdefleopard SuperDork
5/12/15 3:28 p.m.

but...but...they're not boxed

slantvaliant
slantvaliant SuperDork
5/12/15 4:21 p.m.
jstein77 wrote: In reply to ross2004: Is it my imagination or do you have a bell on your spoiler?

That would have a peal.

NOHOME
NOHOME UltraDork
5/12/15 5:35 p.m.

This gives me an idea. I don't like the look of flat extensions, but if I were to cut them in half and apply a bit of English wheel magic so as to pick up shape, it might work quite well.

I also bet that the way the world works, I can buy a set of fenders at Princess Auto for less than the metal would cost me at the Metal Supermarket.

fanfoy
fanfoy Dork
5/12/15 5:44 p.m.

Why not start with a motorcycle fender blank for a more rounded (and better) look. Something like this below is pretty cheap too.

Strike_Zero
Strike_Zero SuperDork
5/12/15 6:37 p.m.

In reply to ross2004:

What are the dimensions of the fenders you are using?

ross2004
ross2004 Reader
5/12/15 6:46 p.m.

http://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Fenders/Redline/F1075X36-1R.html

We cut them in half initially and they're far too wide, I'll have to cut them narrower. Better than the other way around, though. Good product, you could make it look quite nice if you cared to. One thing though with the ones I bought (and I think they're all this way) the "outside" rounded edge is very nice, the "inside" 90* edge is not so much. If looks matter, you'll need one trailer fender per car fender.

TIGMOTORSPORTS
TIGMOTORSPORTS Reader
5/12/15 7:17 p.m.

In reply to Swank Force One:

THAT is brilliant

Driven5
Driven5 Dork
5/12/15 7:20 p.m.

In reply to NOHOME:

Fenders N' More offers "round top" variants as well as flat.

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH MegaDork
5/12/15 7:20 p.m.

Box flares are easy to make and always awesome

SkinnyG
SkinnyG Dork
5/12/15 7:27 p.m.

I used them for.... inner tubs??

Strike_Zero
Strike_Zero SuperDork
5/12/15 7:38 p.m.

In reply to ross2004:

Sweet! Thanks . . .

The one with rounded edge on both sides might be a better bet. Grab two, split them in half, trim, and attach.

JacktheRiffer
JacktheRiffer Reader
5/12/15 7:56 p.m.

Hmmmmm (measures up the Z sitting in the driveway)

Mr_Clutch42
Mr_Clutch42 Dork
5/12/15 9:33 p.m.

Bbbbbut what if I don't like those flares?

rallymodeller
rallymodeller Reader
5/13/15 12:42 a.m.
Mr_Clutch42 wrote: Bbbbbut what if I don't like those flares?

Get out.

ebonyandivory
ebonyandivory SuperDork
5/13/15 7:21 a.m.

Can't you cut the OP's picture on an angle to get the downward slope to that "fender" rather than it having such a flat surface?

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