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Old 02-17-2008, 12:33 PM   #1
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mud flap modification

I don't intend to lift my truck anytime in the near future. As a result, when I'm out in the desert, I can hear the mud flaps scrape against rocks, etc. I modified them to alleviate most of the issues:
. used construction paper and taped it to the interior of the flap; paper will extend beneath the bottom of the flap
. used a marker to trace the outline of the bottom of the flap
. cut out the pattern
. place the pattern on the exterior of the flap and measure upwards how much you want to trim off
. I took 3" off each flap
. trace the outline of the pattern ( curvature of the bottom of the flap) with a marker on the flap
. I used a Dremel with a cut-off disc to cut the flap along the curvature pattern
. afterwards I smoothed it out with a Dremel brush bit
. I parked my truck on ramps to make it a little easier
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Old 02-17-2008, 02:08 PM   #3
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I was thinking that too...let's get some pics!
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Old 02-17-2008, 02:28 PM   #4
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I bought a Tacoma instead of a digital camera! Maybe that will be my next purchase. Priorities you know! My daughter will have to teach me how to use it.
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Old 02-17-2008, 02:57 PM   #5
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I bet you know someone that has a camera or even a cell phone with a camera built in.
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Old 02-18-2008, 04:29 PM   #6
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I kind of feel it's a rite of passage to wear them out... to each there own
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