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"budget" Flares and Flaps

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by FishaRnekEd, Jan 16, 2023.

  1. Jan 16, 2023 at 7:37 AM
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    FishaRnekEd

    FishaRnekEd [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Update- i ended up ordering some pre-owned gold mining conveyor belt from the internet.

    Made a prototype set for $5 each. Really tough material. Will probably outlast anything else.

    Pictures on the next page


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    My old fender flares and mud flaps were toast, so i pulled them off.
    I don't want to be a total asshole and throw rocks at windshields.

    I'm not looking to spend much. All the parts I'm seeing are about $50-100 each. That's 400-800 for everything.

    I was thinking to get some hores mat and make flaps.

    What have yall been using. Pics?

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  2. Jan 16, 2023 at 7:51 AM
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    2015WhiteOR

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    The mere fact that you want to put flaps to not kick rocks behind you means you're already on the right path my friend. Mounting them up is always the issue because of the weird bolting locations, but yeah you can use flexible mat for the material.
     
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  3. Jan 16, 2023 at 7:53 AM
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    FishaRnekEd

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    I can fabricate a bracket.

    I'm just not sure exactly what material would hold up but is flexible
     
  4. Jan 16, 2023 at 7:55 AM
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    Crusher69

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    I saw a guy that used an old conveyor belt.

    Or get trucker mud flaps and cut to size.
     
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  5. Jan 16, 2023 at 8:30 AM
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  6. Jan 16, 2023 at 9:07 AM
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    i like the look of jungle flares. no fake rivets but they are discontinued
     
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  7. Jan 16, 2023 at 9:25 AM
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    Husky Mud Flaps - 56931 & 57931 - about 60 bucks for the set
     
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  8. Jan 16, 2023 at 9:29 AM
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    I REALLY like yer STYLE!

    Fer the back, you could hang a rubber mat all the way across the bottom of yer rear bumper.

    : )B
     
  9. Jan 16, 2023 at 9:59 AM
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    Now you're talking!

    That sounds like apretty tough material
     
  10. Jan 16, 2023 at 10:00 AM
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    Hahahaha, that's extra polite
     
  11. Jan 16, 2023 at 10:08 AM
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  12. Jan 16, 2023 at 11:17 AM
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    Using old sled tracks is pretty popular in my area. Not my style but many like it. It’s cheap and diy.

    Tundra as example.

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  13. Jan 16, 2023 at 12:16 PM
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    EBay or AliExpress flares is your best cheap looking option.
     
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  16. Jan 18, 2023 at 6:22 AM
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    Sorta related: I went ultra cheap and bought these flap decals for my 2014. I put a similar set on my 1st gen Taco last year and they've held up OK and look super sharp. I wasn't keen on replacing flaps that are perfectly fine except the white lettering.
     
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    Now I am considering a different route for the flares.
    I really don't want extra bolt on parts attached to the truck. But I do need to protect the old, faded paint.

    I am considering using this on the flare area and along the bottom foot or so of the body.
    Amazon.com: Durabak White Textured, Outdoor, UV Resistant, Truck Bed Liner Gallon KIT - Roll On Coating | DIY Custom Coat for Bedliner and Undercoating, Auto Body, Automotive Rust Proofing, Boat Repair : Automotive

    I used a rattle can of raptor liner on the effed up bumper and it doesn't look completely awful. The thick coat and texture help to hide the deep nicks and dings.
     
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    Update pics

    They're a little too short, but will do for now.

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