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Old 03-14-2008, 07:51 PM
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Installing replacement fender flares 1995 YJ

I just got a set of Bestop replacement flares and in the instructions it says to use the "factory machine thread bolts". The guy I got it from had removed the original flares and I don't have any of the factory bolts.

Any suggestions?

I'd like to thank everyone who responded to my first post! Great advise and I will be trying some of them!!!
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http://www.enfasco.com/Frame4.htm


Lowes carries these also.......

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Atlas Fasteners - Threaded Inserts - Enfasco.com


Lowes carries these also.......
I know this is an old thread but I found it searching for the best way to attach my new flares. They came without mounting hardware and the OEM bolts/fasteners are rusty and just plane nasty. This tool looks awesome but I don't know if I want to invest in something like this when I might not use it much beyond the flare install.

Anyone have suggestions on how they attached their replacement flares?
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Anyone have suggestions on how they attached their replacement flares?
I got the side "running boards" used off craigslist and attached them to the body with some metal screws(the kind with a hex head, not the self taping ones though) and rubber "nuts". The rubber nuts were rectangular and I just held on to the with a pair of vice grips while ratcheting the screws through the body, I found them in a junk bucket in our barn, so I'm not too sure where you would be able to get them(I would assume most auto parts stores carry them though). I pre-drilled for the screws also. I'm still looking for the braces that attach the running board steps to the chassis if anybody has a set they want to sell.
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I got the side "running boards" used off craigslist and attached them to the body with some metal screws(the kind with a hex head, not the self taping ones though) and rubber "nuts". The rubber nuts were rectangular and I just held on to the with a pair of vice grips while ratcheting the screws through the body, I found them in a junk bucket in our barn, so I'm not too sure where you would be able to get them(I would assume most auto parts stores carry them though). I pre-drilled for the screws also. I'm still looking for the braces that attach the running board steps to the chassis if anybody has a set they want to sell.
Yep, I have a barn full of "stuff" as well but I wasn't sure if I needed to use bolts with nuts or whether sheet metal screws would work. The latter would be a faster install but I don't want to be revisiting this at a later date either.
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How about some #10 bolts and locknuts with some fender washers. Keep it simple. Any hardware store will have these. I'm about to install some tj flares and have no hardware yet but I'm not looking for anything special. I'm not even sure if #10 will fit thru the flare hole but size it up.
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I used some expanding rubber nuts. I literally just reviewed them on Amazon today. They are awesome easy and hold well
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