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Fender flares: remove keep or aftermarket?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by CollegeTacoma, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. CollegeTacoma

    CollegeTacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    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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    Are they the fiberglass ones?
     
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    Check your local salvage yard to see if they have Tacomas to scrap :D
     
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    CollegeTacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking of doing that tomorrow haha
     
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    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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    I know, I just can't find any haha. I will have to call the yards today.
     
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    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    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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    If you saw the condition of my flares you'd know the answer I'd give you

    :eek:
     
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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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    yea, mine is like a giant chunk though lol
     
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    Mine too
     
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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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    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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