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Old 10-29-2009, 09:10 PM   #1
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bushwacker flare mold base number help

I emailed bushwacker about a replacement.. they sent this

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(or send us the mold base number, found etched in plastic on inside surface at end of flare)

I cannot find it and I have searched my fenders with a flashlight

I bought the jeep with them and I have hairline cracks in the bolt area and they are really brittle

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Old 10-29-2009, 09:15 PM   #2
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maybe the arent bushwhacker flares?

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Old 10-29-2009, 09:16 PM   #3
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they sure look like em



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Old 10-29-2009, 09:57 PM   #4
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mine had a white label on the inside of each flare with that number on it. i also think i might have seen it kind of scratched into the inside of the flare. i had the same problem with my fenders. they changed the style of them but they were only going to send me new ones for the 2 that were broken. i just kept calling until eventually they gave in and sent me a whole new set. hopefully you'll find it.
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:09 PM   #5
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I bought these new on ebay, they don't have a brand name

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Old 10-29-2009, 10:15 PM   #6
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how much did they cost you?
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Actually the ones I bought were factory "blems". Which meant there was a small defect some where on them. I payed $139 and the blem turned out to be the side reflector hole was in the wrong place, so I redrilled them. I think you can still get them for $199.
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Those look like the flares that were on my jeep when I bought it. They had the same problem you describe, very brittle and cracking all over....I wonder if they werent a cheap knock-off of bushwacker flares....otherwise maybe its dryrot and thats to be expected? Anyway I replaced mine with Warn flares and love them - much heavier and feel a lot more solid.
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Old 10-30-2009, 01:52 PM   #9
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jdub... You're probably going to have to pull one of the flares. I'm thinking the number they are talking about is etched on the surface of the flare where it mates to the Jeep.
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Old 10-30-2009, 02:28 PM   #10
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no one has pocket flares that can help me? I just need a mold base number for 6 inch pocket flares

can anyone 100% say these are bushwacker flares before I cut into the bolts to get them off... these things are so bad I snapped a bolt in half removing it

before I just grab the flare with my bare hands and just rip it clear off help please



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It's probably a little more detailed than that. They are gonna need a "batch" number for a number of reasons.

1. If there has been a recorded "Quality Control" issue with that batch they are more apt to send out a free replacement.

2. Designs are constantly changing and if they send you one based on someone else's batch number you are likely to get a replacement that doesn't match what you have. And if you're only replacing one or more, you'll be right back here complaining how they sent you the wrong one.

3. There are tons of companies out there making "look-a-likes" and they want to make sure they are replacing theirs.

So, my only advise is to man up, get out there and remove one of the flairs, get the number and go from there!
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I have no way to get the bolts off except to snap em... the metal is weak and stripping

so I just want to verify they are bushwacker before I cut the spacers and bolts off

by the way your avatar is freaking the shit out of me
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by the way your avatar is freaking the shit out of me
Thanks... I get that a lot!

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I have no way to get the bolts off except to snap em... the metal is weak and stripping

so I just want to verify they are bushwacker before I cut the spacers and bolts off
They just look like sheet metal screws with caps. This is one of the things making me question whether or not they are Bushwhacker. The caps should just snap off to reveal the Philips head.

I had Bushwhacker 6" pocket flains on my TJ and they came with large Hex-head chrome attachment bolts.
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they have these black snap caps on them and pop off to reveal a philips head

the problem is the metal is really really weak
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Take the caps off and spray some good penetrating oil on them. Let it soak for a while and proceed with the removal. Make sure you the correct size Phillips bit and apply pressure.

Relax man, I have been waiting for my tube fenders for a month and they have not even been shipped yet. My jeep is fender less, so all can do is wait. I can't drive it without them and my old ones are trashed.

Oh and by the way, when you do get the old flares off. Replace the Phillips head screws with something like Allen or Torx head screws. You will like that more in the future.

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