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Old 11-03-2012, 04:32 PM   #1
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Best fender flare replacement hardware?

After struggling with the fender flares I finally got them off. I am just bedlining them so I need to put them back on once I finish but I don't want to deal with the frustration of the stock hardware. Does anyone have any good suggestions? I can't weld or anything so any recommendations are appreciated.

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Old 11-03-2012, 04:35 PM   #2
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Subbed, they're a pain! No space to work with at all.

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Old 11-03-2012, 04:36 PM   #3
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It took me about 2 hours longer than it should have just because they are such a pain!
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Old 11-03-2012, 04:39 PM   #4
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I'm down to about 20 mins a piece and multiple scratches on my arm. To paint them I'd just wrap newspaper all around and spray them on the body. Too much a hassle to just for some bedliner, and plastidip is cheaper haha.
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:25 PM   #5
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Way too much of a pain to remove them. I bed lined mine as well but just taped around them and used news papers and such. They turned out great. Next bed lining project is the hardtop.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:53 AM   #6
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I am having the same issues. I removed my stock flares and replaced them, but the stupid hardware that comes on it with those rivet bolts or whatever rusted out and I ended up popping them out. The only problem that I am having now is attempting to put them back on. I was able to get the large flares on, but the small "dressing" flares that go behind the fronts I am having trouble with. The two holes toward the back of the smaller flare are inside the cab, but are covered by sheet metal inside. I know they make anchors or something, but I am trying to figure out the best thing to use so that I can cover up the unsightly holes I made ripping the rivet bolts out. any suggestions?
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:54 AM   #7
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Way too much of a pain to remove them. I bed lined mine as well but just taped around them and used news papers and such. They turned out great. Next bed lining project is the hardtop.
Those turned out nice!
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:12 AM   #8
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i just used regular bolts
no nuts on other end
i think they were like 1/4"
works fine, easy
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:46 AM   #9
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It was also recommended to me that I visit Fastenal here in town and they could probably help me. I hope so, the spot where those small flares is UGLY!

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