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Old 06-01-2012, 06:00 PM   #1
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Fender flares: remove keep or aftermarket?

I have a 1999 gold tacoma 4x4 access cab and one of the stock fender flares (passenger rear) has a chunk taken out of it. It is noticeable but the fender flare is still attached to the vehicle.
I have searched for a stock one (just the one and the set) used but have yet to find any. What do you all recommend?

leaving them alone? searching till I find the one replacement? taking them off? or an aftermarket option?
Thanks for all your help guys.
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[QUOTE=TACOMABOSS;5175441]Are they the fiberglass ones?[/QUOTE

They are the stock ones like these except the thin 99 ones.

http://www.google.com/imgres?q=tacom...&tx=118&ty=100
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Check your local salvage yard to see if they have Tacomas to scrap
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:13 PM   #5
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I was thinking of doing that tomorrow haha
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^ THIS, I'm doing the same tomorrow to find a 01-04 grille to Satoshi
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:12 AM   #7
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^ THIS, I'm doing the same tomorrow to find a 01-04 grille to Satoshi
Let me know if you see any flares grilles valances or corners haha.
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If yours is a 99 and stock 4x4 then they are fiberglass.

IMO the only trucks that looks good without the flares is if they're lifted with bigger tires. Otherwise, if you take them off, you make your truck look more like a base model.

I have yet to find a salvage yard with Tacomas in the front range area. It's a rarity.
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If yours is a 99 and stock 4x4 then they are fiberglass.

IMO the only trucks that looks good without the flares is if they're lifted with bigger tires. Otherwise, if you take them off, you make your truck look more like a base model.

I have yet to find a salvage yard with Tacomas in the front range area. It's a rarity.
I know, I just can't find any haha. I will have to call the yards today.
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I know, I just can't find any haha. I will have to call the yards today.
They're (flares) are pretty hard to find out here.

I think there might be a full set for sale in the 1st gen marketplace
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Are they still available?
The question is is the one flare worth 200 for all of them
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Are they still available?
The question is is the one flare worth 200 for all of them
If you saw the condition of my flares you'd know the answer I'd give you

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Old 06-02-2012, 08:16 AM   #13
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haha mine just have a chunk out of one of them and my valance has a not very noticeable end and my driver corner is loose. Thats about all for me. Oh and the grill has a crack.
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Honestly, I'm going to buy some bondo and fill in my huge gouges out of my flares (assuming bond is okay to work with on fiberglass - if not I'll buy fiberglass), sand, prime and paint (color matched), and clear coat.

It would honestly be a lot cheaper than buying new flares and I want the color matched look.

You can also fill in the gouges and then bedline/rapture line/etc...
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:23 AM   #15
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yea, mine is like a giant chunk though lol
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yea, mine is like a giant chunk though lol
Mine too
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:56 AM   #17
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You think it is fixable? I might take some pics for you by the way your build thread is nice haha
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You think it is fixable? I might take some pics for you by the way your build thread is nice haha
It's absolutely fixable.

Fill it in with bondo or fiberglass. Sand it smooth...
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These are just some of the worst ones on my flares



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Mine is a little worse lol
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