Help with stock fender flares, please?? - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 06-21-2009, 09:48 AM   #1
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 32
Help with stock fender flares, please??

I'm having some trouble with getting the stock fender flares off of my '99 TJ. I've got one front fender hanging by 2 bolts, and the other front fender hanging by one bolt. Most of the ones on the rear fenders won't come off either. Any ideas on what to use??

Also, I've heard that the Krylon Fusion (for plastics) paint works well if ya don't want to spend the dough for new flares. Anyone tried this yet? I got the two short flares off (between the front flare and the door) and painted them - so far I'm impressed. How long does it last though??

MrsZR7 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-21-2009, 10:00 AM   #2
Jeeper
 
jjseel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Rowlett, TEXAS!
Posts: 2,955
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/remo...res-29391.html


Try searching "nutcerts". There are many threads that are helpful. Problem with the nutcerts are, once they get loose, they are useless. good luck.

__________________
jjseel is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-21-2009, 10:15 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 32
The "nutcerts" are the smaller fastener that feels like a plastic sleeve or something, right?? If I could find a way to get these things loose, I would probably replace them anyway. They're a PITA.
MrsZR7 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-21-2009, 10:19 AM   #4
Jeeper
 
jjseel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Rowlett, TEXAS!
Posts: 2,955
The ones on my TJ (2000) looked a lot like hollow wall (sheetrock) anchors, except they were metal.
Avdel Global :: Thin Sheet NutsertĀ®
__________________
jjseel is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-21-2009, 10:28 AM   #5
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 32
Cool link!
So I guess I'm off to the store to get some nitrile gloves and a better pair of vice grips.
MrsZR7 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-21-2009, 11:13 AM   #6
Jeeper
 
catITguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Metamora, IL
Posts: 449
Send a message via AIM to catITguy
when I replaced my fender flares i actually pulled most of the nutcerts out, by accident on the first few then on purpose for the rest. Drilled the holes a little larger and used some grade 8 bolts to attach the new flares. Hopefully this will simplify the removal process if i need to take them off in the future.
__________________
TJ Boot Camp Thread from Jeep Forum

2000 Wrangler Sport, 4.0L auto
OME 2.5" Suspension Lift
1.25" JKS BL and 1" MML
33x12.5 GoodYear Wrangler Duratracs
catITguy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-21-2009, 11:14 AM   #7
Jeeper
 
Levinoss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Jeffersontown
Posts: 5,540
Quote:
Originally Posted by catITguy View Post
when I replaced my fender flares i actually pulled most of the nutcerts out, by accident on the first few then on purpose for the rest. Drilled the holes a little larger and used some grade 8 bolts to attach the new flares. Hopefully this will simplify the removal process if i need to take them off in the future.
On the bright side rocks may rip the flares off but you will at least still have those grade 8 bolts!
__________________

"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the "present."
Levinoss is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-21-2009, 12:28 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 32
I bought a small hacksaw and started sawing away at the nutcerts, got frustrated there and moved on to taking the license plate holder off. No problems there!
MrsZR7 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-21-2009, 02:45 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
catITguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Metamora, IL
Posts: 449
Send a message via AIM to catITguy
Quote:
On the bright side rocks may rip the flares off but you will at least still have those grade 8 bolts!
Lol thats the idea . Though with my warn flares, they could get ripped off and id just drill some new holes in the flares and reinstall them!
__________________
TJ Boot Camp Thread from Jeep Forum

2000 Wrangler Sport, 4.0L auto
OME 2.5" Suspension Lift
1.25" JKS BL and 1" MML
33x12.5 GoodYear Wrangler Duratracs
catITguy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-21-2009, 02:49 PM   #10
Jeeper
 
Levinoss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Jeffersontown
Posts: 5,540
Quote:
Originally Posted by catITguy View Post
Lol thats the idea . Though with my warn flares, they could get ripped off and id just drill some new holes in the flares and reinstall them!
Good point!
__________________

"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the "present."
Levinoss is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-21-2009, 03:33 PM   #11
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 237
Arent the areas that use nutcerts instead of the plastic backing nuts in a blind area? when I installed my warn flares I spun a few,ripped them out and installed rubber wellnuts.I couldnt get to the back to use a nut/bolt? maybe I missed something?
willysmb is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-21-2009, 04:06 PM   #12
Jeeper
 
catITguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Metamora, IL
Posts: 449
Send a message via AIM to catITguy
There were a couple I couldnt get to - fortunately all but a couple of those nutserts remained in tact (somehow). If I recall correctly there are only about 2 or 3 per wheel well where the back is inaccessible. I used enough bolts elsewhere to makeup for the 1 or 2 that I couldnt salvage. My flares are certainly in no danger of falling off.

Note: the flares I removed were not stock (bought it that way, so dont know the whole history), so the bolt/fastening hardware may or may not have been set up the way it would be stock.
__________________
TJ Boot Camp Thread from Jeep Forum

2000 Wrangler Sport, 4.0L auto
OME 2.5" Suspension Lift
1.25" JKS BL and 1" MML
33x12.5 GoodYear Wrangler Duratracs
catITguy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-22-2009, 10:15 PM   #13
Newb
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1
The female part is called a Nut-Sert it is basically a pop rivet with threads used by Jeep for fast production. The best way is to pry the inner plastic inwards and reach in with a pair of vice grips to hold the nutsert. If this wont work you'll have to grind off the bolts. Also try to pull the fender flare towards you while your turning the screw. The best tool to use is a ratcheting box wrench made by GearWrench at sears. If i remember right it's an 8mm. Good Luck.

Also, if you need Jeep Wrangler Fenders check out Jeep Wrangler Fenders
JeepDog is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-26-2009, 08:43 PM   #14
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 32
I guess I'm going to put everything back on and drive it down to my parents' place in a week or two. My dad's buddies can help me take them off. I was really hoping to get it done myself, but I'm running out of patience, and it's just too damn hot to do all of this outside. My dad has an air-conditioned garage!
MrsZR7 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-26-2009, 08:56 PM   #15
Newb
 
CBlackburn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Coachella Valley
Posts: 9
Fender flares

Here is the before and after of mine. I will admit it takes patience but no special tools other that a 10mm and a pair of pliers. This Jeep came from Pennsylvania originally and that made rust a major component. Looks 100% better. Simple flat black.

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN2488.jpg
Views:	13
Size:	104.7 KB
ID:	9314

Click image for larger version

Name:	Jeep Berdoo Canyon 6-09_010.jpg
Views:	14
Size:	109.9 KB
ID:	9315

CBlackburn is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cleaning stock fender flares.... SADCG09 General Jeep Discussion 4 04-14-2009 12:51 PM
stock fender flares Jma20a TJ General Discussion Forum 1 02-28-2009 07:02 PM
stock fender flares - TJ skichronic06 Classifieds Archive 3 12-03-2007 11:22 PM
Stock TJ fender flares in NY orange05tj Classifieds Archive 1 09-11-2007 03:21 PM
Custom Highhood and 3.5" Fender Raise affende TJ Pics Forum 6 04-12-2007 09:35 AM



» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:10 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC