Thanks for the compliments. I found the best price for the flairs on amazon and with Prime they were free shipping in two days. Yes, I had to cut them. they hung down too low for the 37's to clear. 35's would have been no problem. I picked up a plastic welding rig from harbor freight and plan to get some black plastic plates and seal the bottoms where I did the cutting. One thing I also did as part of the install was put some rivnuts in the truck so not all the fake screws were fake.
Every hole that does not have a fake screw in it, I marked to install a 1/4-20 Rivnut.
The fender flairs are on very solid. I have had the same kind on my 04Diesel and I hadn't like the way they flapped, just kinda lose. I plan on going back and doing the same to it. Just having too much fun with the Camo Beast now
Great looking rig and love the Camo paint job. You did a good job on it. What paint did you use? Is it all rattle can or?
Like your write-up on the 1 ton axle swap too. You're making your truck into one tuff beast.
It was all rattle cans wildman. Rust Oleum camo paints, they had 6 colors and I picked up a few others that were satin, just to get the variety. The first camo job had some primers in it and they faded real bad. When I did it the first time, I wasn't sure if I was going to like it and feel it was a mistake. It has always atracted attention from young and old and even women. The new camo job has been no different.
Looks badass! 2 thumbs up, especially on the rivnut mounting idea. Imho, just cut the bottoms of the flares parallel to the ground and leave them. It'll look fine and any moisture that get behind them has an out.
Originally Posted by UnregisteredUser
Tow mirrors extended with no trailer is like wearing a condom with no woman.
Thanks guys! Thats a good idea Jimythefan, I think I will chopped them off parallel. There is fastener on each side of the back that I was trying to keep on there, but with the rivnuts, I suppose I have plenty of fastening strength