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Old 11-14-2012, 04:44 PM
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Cut out flares

Hey guys, I found a good deal on a bed that is perfect, except it has the typical ford rust around the wheel wells, I was disipointed when i checked it out because of how nice it is besides the wheel wells.

Then tonight i got thinking, I need flares to cover the wide front tires anyway. why shouldn't i just buy cutouts, cut the rust out and cover the front wheels all in one..

found some flares on ebay for 219$, didn't know if there was a "known" cheap place to buy them, or if maybe anyone had some for sale...not a big deal though I wont bother making a post in the "for sale" section or anything.

any comments or ideas would be awesome, love your guy's opinions.

thanks again!
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:46 PM
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oh wow, thats 219 for only two flares. thats rediculous! am am seeing this right?
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Old 11-16-2012, 02:49 PM
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Yeah, its crazy how much they are. I had a bushwacker set on my tundra and they were almost $500. Never again, that sh*t is bananas .
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any recommendations? I stick out a tiny bit in the front, havn't had any legal trouble yet but i like being legal...hard to do with big tires and a loud exhaust, but you know what i mean.

I know they have cheaper ones, all it needs to be is a cheap peice of ABS that i glue onto the side of my truck, i dont even really need cutouts.
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:26 PM
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The Bushwhacker model called "Cut-out" is pretty extreme; it's meant for people who cut their fenders and bed wheel wells for waay oversize tires. The Extend-a-Fender model should be enough to cover most rust-ectomy surgery on the wheel wells. Warn makes a cheaper set; about $140 for the pair on Amazon. Search "Warn 26733" there, or eBay, or your favorite truck goodie site. The Amazon entry includes photos of the flares (front & rear) installed on a Bronco, to give you an idea of the coverage.
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:38 PM
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What do you consider a "good deal" on a bed that needs bed sides? FREE? Because that is all that it is worth
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:27 PM
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around here thats really common, your hard up to find a truck that doesnt have bondo or rust on the wheel arches. and if it doesn't its southern or has had new ones put inplace.

100$ is that i consider good, considering the rest of the bed is perfect.

but sense ive found a bed that is soutern and is all in good shape, needs no work. and he wants 400.
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around here thats really common, your hard up to find a truck that doesnt have bondo or rust on the wheel arches. and if it doesn't its southern or has had new ones put inplace.

100$ is that i consider good, considering the rest of the bed is perfect.

but sense ive found a bed that is soutern and is all in good shape, needs no work. and he wants 400.

Sounds like a no brainer to me
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:26 PM
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Well I got a stock bumber(gasser no diesel holes), 2 rust free replacement keystone front fenders and a rust free(no dents or rust) bed for 500$.

get it all painted up and she will be looking pretty. Going to POR the bottom of the bed and my frame as well as I can without pulling the cab. I would love to pull the cab ect and sandblast and POR everything, but thats a lot or work.

Any tips on anti rust? thinking ill do my best with por or rustoleom. and then fluid film it every year and hope it lasts. because I love the truck and dont want to see if die.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:16 AM
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Remove the inner arches of the bed, sandblast, POR15. Then drill large drain holes in the inner arches and BOND(not weld) them back in
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