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Flares arrived yesterday!!! I was able to pick them up today. I have to give props to the local shop in Victoria B.C SHC for getting right on my problem of waiting. I know I shouldn't be plugging a non advertising shop but these guys did this in one day!! WOW. Even they were surprised.

Pictures on the way. Downloading them from my phone right now. I can already see 3 areas that need custom work. Calling the welder and body man today.
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Hope this posts properly. Gotta go will be back with more pics and mods.

P.S I still cant believe how fast they arrived...One Day!! Feeling good.
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Looks good . It didn't take you long to get started on the install .
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Far from started. I just stuffed the flare onto the fender opening. I will be removing alot of fender before I'm done. That is where the body man comes in. The plastic welder will modify the flares. I had given the plastic welder a different time line so I will be cutting the fenders first.

Instead of cutting off the inner flaps of the flares I will be folding them in. This way I can maximize the opening but also maintain some of the rigidity.

Big cuts and fab pictures coming soon.
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Started measuring.

In the pic you will be looking at the backside of the flares pockets. each is about 1 1/2 inches. you should also be able to see the inside / backside of flare seam. Instead of cutting that off I will be having it folded in right up to the pocket bases. This way the flare is strong as well as giving the maximum amount of room.

So far it looks like the fender can be restructured near the door to accept the flare without any extra parts or mounts. Beer and pizza day tomorrow, should clear up any uncertainties.



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this is the sickest idea i have ever seen, you really got movin on this. i cant wait to see how this turns out! it must be some pocket change too, but well worth it if it comes out as good as im picturing it
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Why? With all the money your spending on this fab work you could have got an awsome lift that will clear 40-42in tires. Seems like the juice isnt worth the squeeze... but hey its your money....
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not alot of people like really big lifts though. personally anything over 8" is overkill if its a street truck. there is a chitty chevy around 01 that comes to where i work thats lifted and has 42's and its just way too much. (it also has stacks on a gas job) i think this build will turn out great
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not alot of people like really big lifts though. personally anything over 8" is overkill if its a street truck. there is a chitty chevy around 01 that comes to where i work thats lifted and has 42's and its just way too much. (it also has stacks on a gas job) i think this build will turn out great

LMAO!! I HATE people who put stacks on gas trucks!!.....anyways..if your gonna put big tires on your gonna need the extra clearance. If your spend hundreds to thousands on making big tires fit, just think how much your gonna spend when you it a bump and the tires slam in the upper wheel weel. Im not saying its gonna happen to the person getting all this done, but it does happen. Thats why I kinda shake my head at people who tuck 35's on a 1500 with just a leveling kit. But hey, its whatever, its fine if its just your daily driver, its just kinda a waste IMO.
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