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Wanted: Skidz Fender Flares

Postby MlePatron » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:43 pm

Looking for a set of Skidz fender flares in the unlikely event that there are any still floating around out there.
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Re: Wanted: Skidz Fender Flares

Postby HenryJ » Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:45 pm

Pretty sure the last known set was sold. Never hurts to ask though. Bushwacker extend-a-fender flares may be the only option left for flares. If you need the Skidz cuts, going flareless is a good option.

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Re: Wanted: Skidz Fender Flares

Postby MlePatron » Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:52 pm

From the hours of reading and reaserch, I figured as much bit I thought it was worh a try to ask. Maybe a set will appear out of nowhere. I have looked into the Bushwacker flares, but I'm not 100% positive which ones to run with. Just adapt any fleet side set onto my CC? Is there fender trimming involved? (Which is fine if there is, I want wider wheel wells anyways for bigger shoes down the road). Thanks for your help!

I know you're a great source of info on this forum. I've been hiding in the shadows and have hours and hours of threads here. It's an awesome place and I come here for all my problem solving and for new ideas.
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Re: Wanted: Skidz Fender Flares

Postby HenryJ » Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:30 pm

MlePatron wrote:... I have looked into the Bushwacker flares, but I'm not 100% positive which ones to run with. Just adapt any fleet side set onto my CC? Is there fender trimming involved? (Which is fine if there is, I want wider wheel wells anyways for bigger shoes down the road).
Bushwacker flares will make the wheel well smaller. They do add coverage outward , but 31" tires will be as big as would ever clear. They will rub a little too.
My Bushwacker install
The front flares bolt on with minimal modifications to improve the fit. The rears need to be contoured for the Isuzu fender bulge.

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Thank you :angel:

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Re: Wanted: Skidz Fender Flares

Postby paintballrocker » Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:43 pm

i tihnk i was actually the buyer of the last set, haha. but i just puled my flares off to do the skidz cuts, and it dont look half bad. its always a option you can try if you need the bigger wheel wells
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Re: Wanted: Skidz Fender Flares

Postby HenryJ » Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:54 pm

That is what I would do. Check out jedthrocornpone truck Pics are MIA right now, but I saw it in person and it looked very good.

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Re: Wanted: Skidz Fender Flares

Postby MlePatron » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:11 pm

Thanks all. I'll check into the bushwackers a bit more if they are the only option left... -grumble- but I would really like to be able to open those wheel wells wider.

If a guy was brave and REALLY good with a heat gun (and if money were no object...which it is still), do you think a creative guy could reshape some bushwackers a bit to make them wider? I understand that I'd have to stretch them a tiny bit as well cuz if I push them wider I lose out on length... I'm just toying with a few ideas here. Let me know what you think n
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Re: Wanted: Skidz Fender Flares

Postby _STUCKY » Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:46 am

I have 2 of those pictures saved. :D

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Re: Wanted: Skidz Fender Flares

Postby HenryJ » Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:53 am

_STUCKY wrote:I have 2 of those pictures saved. :D

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Sweet! Thanks! Careful, that sort of stuff will change your name from "Stucky" to "Recovery" ;)

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Re: Wanted: Skidz Fender Flares

Postby HenryJ » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:01 am

MlePatron wrote:If a guy was brave and REALLY good with a heat gun (and if money were no object...which it is still), do you think a creative guy could reshape some bushwackers a bit to make them wider? I understand that I'd have to stretch them a tiny bit as well cuz if I push them wider I lose out on length... I'm just toying with a few ideas here.
No. The heat will make them too brittle. Also, they are pretty thin already. The material would not only distort badly, it could pull apart.
Minor corner molding is the best you can hope for with a heat gun.

There is an option that I did want to explore. Bushwacker flares for a 1997 Ford F150. I have seen them used as cut-out-flares on other vehicles. They have a round wheel well radius and a similar bodyline. Their wheel wells are much larger than ours. I would guess 35"?

I never did get my hands on a set to hold up against the rig. They would be big :)

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Re: Wanted: Skidz Fender Flares

Postby _STUCKY » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:02 am

Sweet! Thanks! Careful, that sort of stuff will change your name from "Stucky" to "Recovery" ;)


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Re: Wanted: Skidz Fender Flares

Postby MlePatron » Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:47 pm

Bushwacker flares for a 1997 Ford F150. I have seen them used as cut-out-flares on other vehicles


Just the 2" bushwacker extend-a-flare? Part #020034-11 at Summit Racing? The $ isn't too bad on those if they're the right ones. I'll be on the lookout for some at the wreckers though as I'd rather be able to hold them up to the truck to see if they will be able to work first before I throw a ton of money and hacking into the project. Thanks for the tip tho. If I find some, I'll be sure to post what I'm able to figure out. Hopefully they might work!
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Re: Wanted: Skidz Fender Flares

Postby HenryJ » Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:55 pm

I actually considered the F150 pocket flares too. That was in the plans along with the 9" ford/ Porsche IFS frontend.

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Re: Wanted: Skidz Fender Flares

Postby MlePatron » Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:54 pm

I'm still really in deep want of fender flares for my CC and since you mentioned the possibility of the '97 F150 flares, hardly a one goes by without me eyeballing the fender bulge compared to mine. I really need to park next to one for a bit and take a few measurements to see for sure if they can be adapted to fit without too much truck surgery. Does anyone out there have a friend with a '97-'2001 F150 they could measure the width and height of the rear fender opening???
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ZR2 rear axle, 31" shoes, 2" rear lift shackles w/ front torsion tweak, 2.5" RCL, 1.25" front spacers, Rocker guard, Tow Package, Roof Rack, light bar, heated leather seats, front tow shackles, trip data computer upgrade, 5-speed transmission swap, fuel tank skid plate, carbon fibre skid plate package, K&N CAI
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Re: Wanted: Skidz Fender Flares

Postby MlePatron » Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:13 pm

I'm still really in deep want of fender flares for my CC and since you mentioned the possibility of the '97 F150 flares, hardly a one goes by without me eyeballing the fender bulge compared to mine. I really need to park next to one for a bit and take a few measurements to see for sure if they can be adapted to fit without too much truck surgery. Does anyone out there have a friend with a '97-'2001 F150 they could measure the width and height of the rear fender opening???
'02 S-10 CCMods include:
ZR2 rear axle, 31" shoes, 2" rear lift shackles w/ front torsion tweak, 2.5" RCL, 1.25" front spacers, Rocker guard, Tow Package, Roof Rack, light bar, heated leather seats, front tow shackles, trip data computer upgrade, 5-speed transmission swap, fuel tank skid plate, carbon fibre skid plate package, K&N CAI
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Re: Wanted: Skidz Fender Flares

Postby HenryJ » Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:02 pm

We still have three or four in the fleet. If I get over to the south division I'll slap a tape on one.

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Re: Wanted: Skidz Fender Flares

Postby MlePatron » Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:12 am

Thanks HJ. If there's anyone on here to trust on a pioneer mod like this its you. Tho I haven't said much on this forum I've probably read half of what's in here. Hours and hours of what to do and how to fix the Crew. Fender flares are by FAR the mod that's been eating me up more than anything else. The same goes for my brother and his 4-door blazer. It would be greatly appreciated cuz as soon as I sell our BlaZeR2 I fixed up I'll have the cash to order a winch, some new meats and flares.
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Re: Wanted: Skidz Fender Flares

Postby HenryJ » Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:55 am

Keep in mind that the F150 flares will be huge. They can fit a 35" tire stock. They might be as much work as the Baja Fenders.

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