DIY Steel Fender Flares, Without An English Wheel Or Any Other Special Sheetmetal Tools


DIY Steel Fender Flares, Without An English Wheel Or Any Other Special Sheetmetal Tools

In the 1970s, flares were the thing. I remember my dad’s business partner putting giant fiberglass fender flares on his 1968 Camaro and how pissed off it made me at age 6. I had a hard core hatred for fender flares for a very long time, but eventually learned to appreciate and love them when they were used on the right project. There are several ways to make fender flares, but if you have a steel car then I think grafting fiberglass flares onto it just feels a little weird. If they are bolted on then that’s totally cool for me, but if you are going to do molded flares then I just have this preference for welded on steel flares. But that isn’t easy. Not by a long shot. Or is it?

It doesn’t in fact have to be that tough if you have a car or truck with the right fender lip. In these cases some simple cutting, trimming, and shaping can result in a flare that looks cool, covers the tire, and makes your project way sportier. In this video you’ll see one of the easiest methods and while cutting up your ride is a bit daunting, it is a requirement if you are really going to flare something and get it down on the ground.

Check it out.


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One thought on “DIY Steel Fender Flares, Without An English Wheel Or Any Other Special Sheetmetal Tools

  1. Loren

    About how I did my canyon-racer Vega 40 years ago, except for forming in more room for suspension travel. Worked well, looked good.

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